Energy Efficient HVAC Systems
Let us talk about 30 to 40% of your electricity bill. That is how much it costs the average American commercial or residential building owner to provide adequate heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). A properly function HVAC system is the key to maintaining a healthy, comfortable interior environment. It is something that most property owners cannot wish away despite the high cost of power. However, many people are asking questions about how they can reduce the cost of energy without sacrificing their HVAC system. At Aria Heating & Cooling, we have been dealing with this question for decades. Over the years, we have established strategies that have helped dozens of satisfied property owners in and around Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Addison, Wheaton, Bartlett, Roselle, Wood Dale and Elmhurst to optimize the operation of their HVAC systems. Below is a rundown of some tips you can consider to get the most from you HVAC system at the minimum cost possible.
1. Take Advantage of Control Systems
One of the most logical ways to ensure that your HVAC system is using the minimum energy is by ensuring that it only runs when it’s necessary. This can be achieved through the use of programmable thermostats and DDC systems. Programmable thermostats ensure that your HVAC is switched on and off depending on your preferred schedule and indoors temperature. DDC systems are similar to programmable thermostats only that they can be scaled up to the largest of commercial applications. This means that you can have an initial simple DDC system which can then be expanded later on to incorporate your whole HVAC system.
2. Load Reduction
Load reduction is an excellent way to ensure long run energy and HVAC optimization. It has to do with creating and implementing a long range plan which itemizes the action to be taken based on the best returns on investment. Some of the most effective load reduction strategies include:
- Tightening the building shell and putting additional insulation
- Installing energy-efficient windows
- Upgrading the lighting systems
- Selecting energy-efficient electrical and electronic devices
3. Operation and Maintenance
The truism that the most efficient HVAC systems are well maintained cannot be overemphasized. Some of the most common HVAC maintenance practices includes coil cleaning and air filters replacement. But the most important thing to do is to get a qualified HVAC expert to evaluate and maintain your HVAC system. That is what we offer at Aria Heating & Cooling. Our seasoned HVAC professionals will maintain and repair your HVAC system to ensure that is always running efficiently. They will also assist you with the seasonal tune up.
In a nutshell, it is apparent that there are a number of steps you can take to improve the performance the performance of your HVAC and reduce energy consumption. If you are a commercial or residential property owner in Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Addison, Wheaton, Bartlett, Roselle, Wood Dale or Elmhurst; Aria Heating & Cooling is a partner you can trust to get the most appropriate, customized strategy to optimize your HVAC system.