3 Ways to Increase Commercial Cooling and Heating Efficiency

Posted by Daniel Lawrence on February, 2019

Do you cringe when you look at your utility bill each month? Maybe a lot of your expenses are going toward keeping your building or facility comfortable for employees and customers. You might think there is little you can do about the high cost of heating and cooling, but you may have more options than you think for lowering these costs. Here are three tips from your HVAC contractors serving Tacoma to help bring these costs down.

1. Insulation

No matter how efficient your cooling or heating systems are, a lot of your warmed or cooled air may dissipate through walls, ceilings, or windows. You probably have enough insulation to satisfy local building codes, but the minimum amount is not always enough.

Insulation is not about thickness; it is all about “R factor” or thermal resistance the higher the R factor, the better the insulation you receive. Depending on your building, you may benefit from blowing insulation or other types. HVAC contractors in Tacoma can do an energy audit and show you the best ways to insulate, saving you money on energy bills each month.

2. Windows

Did you know windows are the main source of heat loss in buildings? New and efficient windows not only look better, but they also insulate better too. They also keep out unwanted noises. New windows are a good business investment for the future.

3. Upgrade

How old is your AC unit(s)? If your air conditioning unit is more than ten years old, you may want to talk to your HVAC contractors in Tacoma like MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions about a new and efficient system. You can save a lot of money on energy bills each month, and a new system has fewer repair and maintenance issues to worry about. Your HVAC specialists can install custom ductwork for maximum efficiency.

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