6 Ways You Can Reduce Waste & Save Money on Energy this Spring!

We are always hearing about how much energy we are wasting and the cost on society and industries. But did you know you may also be wasting precious energy at home and increasing you utility bill costs? By maintaining your heating and air conditioning systems you’ll not only be helping the environment, but also saving yourself lots of money in the long run.

1. Reduce wasted energy by 5-10% by regularly changing HVAC filters

Dirty filters overwork HVAC systems by restricting air flow, cost far more to use, lead to poor indoor air quality and result in far more commercial HVAC maintenance issues and costs. Check HVAC filters on a quarterly basis. Finding an HVAC technician to perform regular check-ups can help.

HVAC filters should be changed every month. At the longest, HVAC filters should be switched out every three months. Switching out dirty filters is one of the simplest sustainability steps a business can take, and it can reduce wasted energy costs by 5-10%. Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning to help you reduce energy costs: (800) 880-0004.

2. Save hundreds of dollars a year with programmable thermostats

Temperature settings in a business can often be contentious. Installing programmable thermostats removes much of the burden of tailoring temperature settings to meet the desires of a diverse workforce and customer base by focusing on sustainability and reduced costs.

Installing programmable thermostats can affect sustainability and wasted energy in a number of ways. Building temperatures can be set to run at higher or lower temperatures (depending on the season) when indoor spaces are not in use, which can save hundreds of dollars a year.

Programmable thermostats are available in 7-day models, which are ideal for regularly changing schedules; and 5+2-day models, which are appropriate for businesses that operate on regular five-day schedules where less energy use is required on weekends or other two-day periods.

Finding an HVAC technician with commercial experience can help business owners and managers find the programmable thermostats that are most effective for their respective businesses. Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning today: (800) 880-0004 and we’ll help you improve your system.

3. Reduce commercial HVAC maintenance costs by 40% with regular quality maintenance

Commercial HVAC maintenance is like getting a tune-up for a car – both are necessary for top performance. Regular quality maintenance on all HVAC systems and equipment ensures that those systems and equipment are not wasting energy due to substandard, aging or faulty performance.

Taking a proactive approach to a building’s HVAC systems through regular quality maintenance can reduce commercial HVAC maintenance costs by up to 40%. But the key to unlocking that level of savings is finding an HVAC technician who can provide the kind of in-depth knowledge, work and advice that is crucial to properly maintaining HVAC systems and equipment. Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning today: (800) 880-0004 and we’ll help you improve your system.

4. Improve HVAC efficiency by 20% by properly sealing heating and cooling ducts

Doing something as simple as properly sealing heating and cooling ducts can improve HVAC efficiency by 20% or more. Finding an HVAC technician with experience sealing ducts is the best way to maximize added efficiency.

Ducts can be sealed using mastic, foil tape or blown-in duct sealant, such as Aeroseal. The sealing effect is further improved by wrapping the ducts in insulation. Focus first on areas of the building that are unprotected – underneath the building or in unheated/cooled storage spaces. Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning today: (800) 880-0004 and we’ll help you improve your system.

5. Improve efficiency by 5-20% with HVAC upgrades and/or HVAC replacement

Sometimes the best ways to improve HVAC efficiency come through upgrading or replacing existing HVAC equipment and systems. Running HVAC systems and equipment past their suggested lifespans leads to exorbitant energy and maintenance costs.

If a building’s air conditioner or heat pump is more than 10 years old, replace it with ENERGY STAR-certified products. ENERGY STAR-certified air conditioners and heat pumps can improve sustainability and reduce energy costs by up to 20%. Furnaces or boilers that are more than 15 years old will also likely be due for upgrades or replacement, and ENERGY STAR-certified furnaces and boilers also offer significant cost and energy savings.

Retrofitting existing packaged rooftop HVAC units with advanced digital economizer controls and/or sensors that bring in ventilation air only when needed – also known as demand controlled ventilation – is yet another important and successful way for businesses to significantly improve energy efficiency. Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning today: (800) 880-0004 to learn about upgrades for you system.

6. Optimize HVAC sustainability by working with a qualified HVAC contractor

In order to get the most out of any HVAC repair, upgrade or replacement, work with a qualified HVAC contractor. The contractor can perform regular checkups and advise business owners on when and how to perform necessary maintenance.

Call NRG Heating and Air Conditioning today: (800) 880-0004 and we’ll help you improve your system and save money on energy costs!