12 Ways to improve heating and cooling efficiency for your business


It’s no secret that the more efficient your HVAC system, the more you get out of your heating and cooling and the less you spend on energy bills. Here we share 12 ways you can improve your efficiency and save some money.

There are several ways that business owners can improve the operating efficiency of their 暖通空调设备. This is good news because up to 12% of energy costs are directly related to your air conditioning. This number has been known to be as high as 70% during the hot summer months.

What can you do to improve your heating and cooling system efficiency?

These tips will give your HVAC system an efficiency boost

1. 清洁你的通风口

A vent that is clogged with dirt and lint or blocked by furniture is a drag on your HVAC system. Your unit has to work harder to achieve the same temperature. Make sure there is no furniture blocking your airflow, and get your vents and ducts professionally cleaned.

2. 关好门窗

Because refrigerated air systems have supply and return air vents, you should be able to keep your doors and windows 关闭d. This keeps the outside air from raising or lowering the temperature inside. The exception to this rule is if you have a swamp cooler, which requires open windows and doors to work properly.

3. 清洁室外冷凝机组周围环境

Refrigerated air systems have at least one condensing unit outside. To keep everything running smoothly, clear all debris away from the outdoor unit. This includes plants that can grow into the unit.

4. Keep heat-producing appliances away from thermostats

A heat-producing appliance like a stove can cause your thermostat to give a false reading. Your system will think it’s warmer than it really is and stay on even when it should cycle off.

5. 绝缘门窗

Poor insulation around windows and doors can cause you to lose valuable energy. 用填缝剂密封潜在的问题点.

6. 遮住你的窗户

When practical, use shades and blinds to conserve energy. This is a good idea for any areas of your building that are not in use and for areas that are directly impacted by the sun. Shades and blinds also act as an insulator against heat loss in the winter.

7. 提高恒温器温度

It’s not uncommon for business owners to set the temperature to 65°. The problem is that the unit has to run constantly to maintain that temperature. This can cause overheating of the compressor, leading to icing over or burning out. TLC’s HVAC professionals recommend setting your thermostat to 71° or higher.

8. 影你的电容器

When your condenser is sitting directly in the sun, it has to work harder to cool your building. If possible, provide some form of shade for your condenser.

9. 清理排水管

Indoor condensing units produce water from condensation. This water has to be drained either outside the building or off the roof. 如果冷凝管线堵塞, it can significantly impact efficiency and lead to serious mechanical issues.

10. 绝缘任何暴露的宝博体育买球系统

If the ductwork is exposed, it is more susceptible to outside temperatures. Insulate exposed ductwork to improve efficiency.

11. 定期更换你的过滤器

One of the most important aspects of HVAC maintenance is changing the filter. A dirty air filter forces your HVAC system to work much harder. This leads to low efficiency and even damage to the system. TLC suggests replacing the filter every three months.

12. 安排例行预防性维护

预防性维护 is one of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system. It keeps you ahead of the curve by making sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. You can catch problems while they’re small so you can avoid major repairs. Sometimes, a routine maintenance plan is even required to keep equipment warranties valid. 从长远来看, we strongly encourage all business owners to get their equipment on a preventive maintenance plan.

How to know if your HVAC system is not running efficiently?

There are a few sings that your HVAC system is not running

  1. 你的电费会增加
  2. Your unit cycles on and off more than usual
  3. 在蒸发器盘管上形成冰
  4. Your equipment is making loud or unusual noises

Any of these is an indication that your HVAC system isn’t running efficiently and may need repairs. If you notice one or more of these, it’s time to get a professional on-site. To schedule service, give us a call at (505) 761-9644 or 安排在线服务. 如果你有问题 TLC的商业维护计划,请与我们的CMA经理Mike Chambers联系 (505) 290-4191.