When’s the last time your HVAC equipment was audited?
It’s impossible to know what you’re missing out on if you don’t even know what you have. With an HVAC energy audit for your commercial facility, you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly where your system is falling short, where you can afford to save money, and how you can improve your HVAC equipment going forward. You’ll also gain an insight into whether or not you’re compliant with current safety standards for heating and cooling. If you’re looking for an efficient, comprehensive way to minimize your energy bill while improving the air quality of your HVAC system, it’s time to schedule an audit. We’ve highlighted some of the most valuable benefits below.
What is an HVAC Audit?
An HVAC Audit is when a trained professional (or a team of them) perform a thorough review of your existing HVAC equipment to ensure that everything’s in working order. An audit can help you identify discrepancies with your energy bill, misuse of specific equipment, and where you’re falling short of compliance standards.
It promotes cost-effective practices: If you’re not actively looking for new ways to improve energy efficiency and make your system run more smoothly, it’s time to reevaluate. You can enjoy several cost-savings by diligently sifting through what you already have and what you’re missing out on. The four most significant savings most customers discover with HVAC audits include:
- Adding variable speed drives to chillers and other big loads
- Right-sizing fans
- Adjusting controls (changing setpoints and daily/seasonal cycles) or upgrading them
- Optimizing ventilation (not including significant upgrades or retrofits)
With so many ways for you to create room in your budget, it’s imperative that you schedule an audit.
Identify issues before it’s too late: The more proactive you are at identifying specific issues with your equipment, the easier they are to remedy. A routine audit gives you the freedom to make adjustments at a reasonable pace, rather than install a raft of new solutions all at once. Also, it gives you an opportunity to more closely examine where your system’s falling short so that you can improve your equipment before things get too tricky.
Maintain optimal performance year-round: The quality of your HVAC equipment can easily suffer as the seasons change, and different demands are placed on your system. The environment it operates in is constantly changing—seasonal temperatures, building upgrades, spacing needs, increases or decreases in personnel all play a part in the performance of your HVAC equipment.
It keeps you compliant: Various cities and states have different requirements for what’s necessary when it comes to your HVAC equipment. Cities like New York have stringent, non-negotiable standards that buildings are mandated to abide by. It’s imperative that you stay on top of how well your facility is doing relative to compliance standards.