Are you ready to redesign your commercial HVAC system? It’s spring cleaning season, and along with the warmer weather comes the desire to refresh, so we’re sharing some of our top tips for revamping your HVAC systems. Thanks to technology, commercial property owners now have many HVAC options and are able to use data to improve energy efficiency, reduce system breakdowns, identify areas for performance improvement, and reduce their monthly energy costs.
But with so many HVAC options on the market, how do you know which HVAC system is right for your building? And what basics should you invest in? Our team at Tri-Tech Energy answers these questions and more.
Here are some of our top HVAC system design tips:
- The first step is having a professional HVAC contractor inspect your building, so you can understand what’s possible. Factors that will affect your building’s HVAC system include: the thickness of your windows, the age of your building, the insulation, the quality of your air ducts, and the type of ventilation. Once a contractor has a complete picture of the state your building is in, they’ll be able to recommend the best HVAC system for you.
- Install smart thermostats. We all know how hard it is to find an optimal indoor temperature for an office, a classroom, or another public space. It seems like everyone disagrees on the ideal temperature, and someone is always either too hot or too cold. Smart thermostats are an excellent solution because they detect when a room is too hot or too cold, and they automatically adjust to a more comfortable temperature. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely from most phones, and gives building owners greater access and visibility.
- If you haven’t done so already, invest in central air and central heating. Here in New Jersey we have hot, humid summers and cold winters, so you’ll need reliable central air and central heating for the comfort of anyone in your building. We recommend choosing an HVAC system that allows you to set customized temperatures in each room, because you won’t need heating or air conditioning in rooms with no occupants.
- Choose the most energy-efficient HVAC products on the market. We’re all conscious of reducing our energy consumption and saving money on monthly costs where possible, so ask your local HVAC contractor which systems they recommend for maximum energy efficiency.
Upgrading your HVAC system with Tri-Tech Energy
Technology has advanced greatly over the last decade, and commercial building owners are no longer beholden to old, clunky air conditioning and heating systems. Modern HVAC systems are energy-efficient, can be controlled remotely via apps, and provide you with valuable data you can use to reduce excess energy consumption and prevent system breakdowns.
Now is the time to redesign your commercial HVAC system. As we say goodbye to the colder winter months and await the fresh spring weather, your refreshed HVAC system will be ready just in time to keep your occupants cool and comfortable by the time summer arrives.