If you own a commercial building, it’s important to keep your employees comfortable. Commercial HVAC units can work wonders for companies. Here are some of the benefits.
Commercial HVAC Units and Energy Efficiency
Did you know that 44% of energy use in the average building goes toward heating and cooling? So, if you’re looking to decrease operating costs, the HVAC system is a good place to start. Commercial HVAC units tend to not be replaced often. If your system is more than a few years old, it likely doesn’t run as efficiently as it once did. That, combined with improvements in HVAC technology, mean that if you get a new system, it will likely save you a significant amount of energy each year.
Not only will this lower your energy bills, it’s also great for the environment. Today’s commercial furnaces can reach 98% AFUE or more, and today’s ACs can get as high as 25 SEER. If your company is conscious of climate change and wants to lower its carbon footprint, a high-efficiency HVAC system can help with that.
Finally, those high-efficiency HVAC systems can lead to tax incentives. By improving your building’s efficiency compared to the minimum federal energy-usage standard, you can deduct up to $1.80 per square foot of your building.
Improving Health with Commercial HVAC Units
Commercial buildings can have a number of factors that are hazardous to your health. There may be carbon monoxide emissions from the attached parking structure, Volatile Organic Compounds such as ozone and formaldehyde emissions from your laser printer, and even just dust and allergens in the air. The result is something called sick building syndrome. Poor air quality causes employees to feel ill.
New commercial HVAC units with humidity control can help reduce these contaminants and improve your IAQ. Adding a high-efficiency air-purification system can work wonders as well. Your air will be cleaner, employees will get sick less often, and productivity will increase. It all starts with a new commercial HVAC system.
For more help with commercial HVAC units, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Yuma’s home-comfort needs are our top priority.