Lubbock, TX businesses are always looking for ways to improve the bottom line. Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric (formerly Armstrong Mechanical) has a good place to start. There are many ways to increase energy savings and therefore save money with commercial HVAC systems. So, without further ado let’s look at six energy saving tips you should be taking advantage of.
DO AN ENERGY AUDIT
This is always a good idea, but especially if the HVAC system was installed more than 20 years ago. In that case it’s virtually certain to be wasting energy. An energy audit will let you know just how much energy you can save by updating your commercial HVAC equipment. When the audit is completed, you’ll be able to properly diagnose and fix any problems and stay in compliance with government regulations.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
Think of this as the old “ounce of prevention” rule. Regular maintenance is one of the best energy saving tools and it should be a priority for your commercial HVAC systems. Armstrong is always ready to provide a maintenance agreement customized for the particular needs of your Lubbock, TX business.
DON’T DELAY REPAIRS
Let’s be honest, when a company looks at the budget and the bottom line it’s easy to make commercial HVAC updates and repairs a low priority. In almost every case, delaying these projects will increase the monthly cost of operating these systems and cost you more money in the long run.
Forgive the bluntness, but if your Lubbock, TX business isn’t taking advantage of smart technology, you’re being dumb. Swapping out older thermostats for newer smart thermostats is simply scratching the surface. Smart technology can also make things like lighting and security systems more efficient.
UPDATE TO VARIABLE REFRIGERATION FLOW SYSTEMS
In nearly every commercial building some spaces need to be warmer and others need to be cooler. The most efficient method is using a variable refrigeration flow system. This means you can use the same system for simultaneous heating and cooling.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
This is one of the simplest energy saving tips. Train and educate your employees about the importance of their decisions when it comes to energy efficiency. Listen to their complaints about working conditions and work together to find solutions short of the space heaters under the desks.
READY TO HELP
Armstrong can help solve your toughest commercial HVAC problems and improve your bottom line. Just like we’ve been doing in Lubbock, TX since opening our doors in 1934. Call to learn more or to schedule a no-obligation estimate.