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Can Green Design Lessen Demands on Commercial HVAC Systems?

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One of the biggest expenses of a commercial services building is the cost of heating and cooling. The energy consumption of a commercial HVAC system alone can be as much as 2-3 times the cost of lighting. For this reason, many companies often look for energy-efficient solutions for their heating and cooling needs.

Green design is the process of assessing the “big picture” of your heating and cooling needs and looking for signs of inefficiency. If your system fails to run efficiently, the demand on your system will increase, leading to more energy consumed.

Here are a few ways to reduce the demand on your commercial services HVAC system using “the big picture” of green design:

Size Your HVAC Unit Properly

When considering a new HVAC unit, keep in mind that an improperly sized unit can lead to higher energy costs and reduced indoor air quality. In most instances, getting a professional to assess your HVAC load is the best option to ensure proper sizing.

Seal All Leaks

All of them. Even the smallest leaks can accumulate into large air losses over the course of the year, leading to increased demand and higher energy costs.

Insulate Your Ductwork

The space around your ductwork is likely filled with unconditioned air, which can lead to heat loss from your ducts, even in the absence of leaks. Adding insulation to the space can reduce heat loss and lessen the demand on your HVAC system.

Green design is all about energy efficiency. Aside from these methods, there are plenty of other methods for establishing green design in your commercial services building. Our professionals at Brummitt Heating and Cooling can assess how green your current HVAC system is with our energy audit service. Contact us today and ask how we can add some green to your HVAC system.