Sustainable HVAC: Energy Saving Tips

As with most markets within the construction industry the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) market is feeling the pressure to become energy-efficient.

According to a study conducted by the Department of Industry and Science, in the average office building, HVAC systems consume 39% of the facility’s energy. Although some may think heating and cooling components would account for the bulk of HVAC power usage, fans consume more – about 34%. Cooling assets ranked in at 27%, heating at 17% and pumps use up 16% of energy.Business owners or managers who want to improve environmental sustainability while at the same time reducing operating costs should consider HVAC energy saving tips listed below:

  • Reduce wasted energy by 5-10% by regularly changing HVAC filters
  • Save hundreds of dollars a year with programmable thermostats
  • Reduce commercial HVAC maintenance costs by 40% with regular quality maintenance
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