According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 to 60% of the energy used by buildings is powering HVAC systems! Clearly, focusing on HVAC efficiency provides opportunity to minimize overall energy costs, so here are three more energy-saving HVAC tips.
One: Upgrade or add insulation. Improve efficiency by trapping all the heated or cooled air that your HVAC produces, instead of losing some to poor insultation. Walls and windows are the usual suspects for an insulation audit, but don’t overlook outlets, pipes, and ducts. These fixtures wear down over time, allowing air to escape through the cracks. If you don’t address it, soon you’re providing conditioned air to the “whole neighborhood,” as your grandfather used to say.
Two: Safeguard proper airflow. Once tenants start using buildings and maintenance crews start fixing things, over time there is always the possibility they will inadvertently block ducts and vents. It is also important to keep your HVAC unit free of dust, leaves, and debris to promote energy efficiency. Keeping the air moving properly both into and out of your HVAC puts less stress on the system, reducing energy use.
Three: Install clean air filters routinely. Dirty, clogged air filters are frequently to blame for poor HVAC energy efficiency. Clogged filters force your system to run longer, which obviously requires more power. When the air filter fails to capture the dust before it enters your system, the dust collects on fan blades and other parts. This slows down the unit, wastes electricity, and can cause damage to HVAC system parts.
These three tips are simple, inexpensive ways to maximize your HVAC efficiency to improve your indoor environment and save energy at the same time.
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Because a spiral duct system requires less power to move the same volume of air, it adds more value to the installation in the long-run, creating energy savings for the customer.
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