Commercial buildings waste as much as 30% of the energy they consume, eating up a significant portion of a business’s budget. Below are four ways to improve commercial HVAC and energy efficiency in Wake Forest, NC.
Clean or Change Air Filters Regularly
Dirty and clogged air filters make it harder for your HVAC system to function efficiently. Not only that, but dirty air filters allow allergens and particulates to circulate throughout the commercial building, impacting indoor air quality. Regular maintenance on your commercial HVAC system also improves efficiency.
Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lights
Traditional light bulbs waste energy and generate a lot of heat while providing light. A 43-watt energy-saving iridescent bulb uses 25% less energy than a 60-watt traditional bulb and lasts longer. A 15-watt CFL saves around 75% and lasts 10 times longer, while a 12-watt LED light uses around 80% less energy to provide the same level of light and lasts 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs.
Switch to Energy-Efficient Windows
Commercial buildings save on energy usage by switching to storm windows. During the spring and summer months while you’re trying to cool the commercial space, cooled air escapes through windows and doors, while hotter air infiltrates through windows. When you switch to energy-efficient windows, commercial buildings reduce energy consumption by 50%.
Install a Ductless Mini-Split System
A ductless mini-split system has no ductwork to worry about. Air ducts with leaks reduce commercial HVAC efficiency by at least 20%. A ductless system cuts cooling costs by 30% while using 60% less energy to cool and heat a space. You can also allow for different temperatures in different spaces with separate thermostats. Ask us about your HVAC zoning options with multiple ductless mini-splits.
Don’t let your commercial space get away with wasting energy from now on. Contact Quality Comfort Services, Inc. to learn more about the HVAC services we offer to business owners.
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