One of the biggest contributors to your monthly energy bill is your heating and cooling system. A commercial HVAC requires a lot of energy to keep a building at an optimal temperature throughout the day. This should come as no surprise, but an efficient HVAC unit requires less energy to perform its job than an inefficient one. In fact, an older air conditioning unit uses about 30% to 50% more energy to produce the same amount of cooling as a newer, energy-efficient model, according to Energy.Gov.
The fastest way to improve energy efficiency is to install a new ENERGY STAR-approved HVAC system. However, if purchasing new equipment isn’t an option for your business, that’s not a problem. There are plenty of other ways to improve efficiency. You can optimize your current system’s energy consumption by taking the following steps.