One of the biggest expenses associated with a commercial property is the energy costs. Oftentimes lights stay on 24 hours a day, the internal temperature needs to remain consistent and depending on your business you can go through plenty of hot water. Commercial HVAC systems are bigger and more expensive and repairs are always costly. An energy audit for your commercial property can save you a fortune. A commercial HVAC contractor can come in and do an assessment and find where you are losing energy and what is costing you more money than it should. Here is a look at what happens during an energy audit.
Loss of Heat
Energy loss tends to be the most noticeable in the winter time when you start losing heat. The loss of energy starts to make the interior of your building colder than it should be. When your HVAC contractor comes in and does an audit they can determine if your HVAC system is working the way it should. The will also do a thorough inspection of the entire building to determine if there are any areas that need to be sealed or insulated. If you own an older building that needs modern weatherizing then you can be spending a fortune trying to keep it comfortable when some upgrades are needed. When you leak energy your system has to run almost constantly just to maintain the right temperature causing more frequent breakdowns.
Weatherize Your Premises
Getting your building ready to handle any kind of weather is probably the most cost effective methods of saving on your energy costs. It will save you a fortune on your heating and air conditioning needs. During the energy assessment the HVAC contractor will find where the air is escaping, they will do that by using a blower door to see where the air escaping. They will also use infrared cameras to check where you have hot spots or inconsistent temperatures throughout the building. They will also do an inspection of the system itself including the ducts to where energy might be leaking.
The older that your commercial property is the greater the chances of their being issues with losing energy. That is why you should have an audit done, you can find out where the problems lie. An efficient running HVAC system is more than just the mechanics of your furnace or air conditioner it also involves the state of your building as well.