Keeping Your Commercial HVAC System Running Efficiently

Keeping Your Commercial HVAC System Running Efficiently

In the current environment, minimizing energy consumption is vital for private households and business properties. With heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems being some of the highest in terms of energy usage and expense, it’s important that businesses employ effective commercial property management protocols. The significance of HVAC systems and their effectivity is such that many businesses turn to professionals like Latitude Properties Limited for advice and guidance.

Businesses moving into a new building or looking to upgrade and maintain existing real estate need to carefully consider their HVAC systems in terms of their needs and cost-effectiveness. Aging systems can be both expensive to run and inefficient in terms of energy usage. Many businesses are forced to shell out up to 30% more for electricity because of HVAC system wastage, making the installation of an energy-efficient system vital to the economical running of the business. Some of the most important things to consider with regards to saving costs and energy are:

Size and Specifications

While it may be tempting to get the biggest and the best, this isn’t always the soundest strategy and may end up costing a business more than is really necessary. On the other hand, trying to maintain an old AC unit that is running at its absolute capacity can result in unnecessary expenditure. Commercial property management experts can provide a professional sizing calculation that will indicate the relevant specifications and size of the HVAC system required.

Humidifiers and Evaporators

Humidity is a common problem, especially in areas such as Ontario, and businesses can make significant savings both on excessive equipment and expense by installing an effective dehumidifier. Conversely, if you do not have any measures for controlling humidity, you could be running the risk of mold developing. Creating a potentially hazardous situation for the occupants.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Regularly maintained systems, and particularly those where HVAC filters are changed on a regular basis, can both cut down on expenses and improve the air quality within the building. Consistent maintenance forms a crucial part of any HVAC system and keeps systems running efficiently and cost-effectively.

Optimizing Efficiency and Sustainability

A building operating on an HVAC system that is older than 10 years will experience relentless energy wastage which will increase running costs. By upgrading or replacing older systems, it’s possible to improve efficiency by up to 20%. Similarly, consistent checks on the seals within cooling ducts and heating systems can significantly reduce unnecessary consumption.

While professional commercial property management companies can seem expensive to begin with, the savings resulting from the guidance of experts such as Latitude Property Ltd. mean the business can operate more comfortably both in terms of profit and environment.