Are you the manager or proprietor of a commercial property? Making sure your commercial space is properly and efficiently heated and cooled is extremely important. This can affect your business, your employees, your customers, your bottom line, and more! Here are some of the most common questions we hear when it comes to the HVAC in your commercial property.
Zoned heating and cooling is different from a traditional system because it doesn’t heat and cool the entire building, only the zones that are needed. This can be a huge help when not every space in your building needs to be heated or cooled. This goes a long way to saving energy and money that doesn’t have to be used.
Your commercial heating and cooling systems should be serviced at least once a year. You wouldn’t go years without changing the oil in your car, so why would you go years without having one of the key components of your building checked on? It’s important to remember that keeping your system serviced regularly will not only keep it running for years longer, but it will keep it running efficiently, for less money!
HVAC systems are a lot like cars. You should have them for 10+ years as long as you also have regular service, and make sure you don’t leave them unattended for years at a time. Anything between 10-15 years should be considered a success when it comes to the lifespan of your HVAC system!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through the Clean Air Act, is regulating the production and use of refrigerants. In response, Lennox has developed cooling products that use the new, chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant, instead of the standard R-22 refrigerant (freon) currently in use. Because R-410A contains no chlorine, it’s ozone- and climate-friendly. Plus, R-410A allows higher efficiencies than R-22, so it not only makes sense environmentally, it also makes sense from an economic standpoint. The introduction of air conditioners with the latest in refrigerant technology reflects Lennox’s proactive approach to protecting the environment.
ENERGY STAR® qualified products are great because they are scientifically proven to use less energy than traditional systems. This will not only help you reduce your energy bills, but will also help reduce your carbon footprint, doing your part to help the environment!
Variable speed technology allows your system to operate at different capacities. If you only need some cooling, instead of max cooling, this system can operate at the speed necessary to get the job done without using too much energy. A single-speed system can only operate at 1 speed, meaning the same energy is used no matter what temperature is needed, and this can sometimes waste energy, as well as your money!
If you see a rating associated with your furnace or air conditioner, it usually has to do with the efficiency of your equipment. The higher the efficiency rating, the more energy efficient your system will be. This goes a long way at the most extreme times of the season when your energy bills are normally very high.
Making sure the air in your building is clean is more important than people realize. It’s the air everyone in your building is putting into their lungs for hours a day and can have a significant impact on health. A few easy ways to improve the air quality in your building are to install an air scrubber, which will clean the air in your building, or to do the minimum—just make sure the air filters in your HVAC system are changed regularly.
With a warranty usually comes some fine print about what you need to do to keep it valid. Most of the time regular service is required, and certain aftermarket parts are not allowed to be used on your system. Making sure the service is done yearly is most important for a warranty, and for the health of your HVAC system!
If you are located in the Gloucester, Camden, or Burlington County, NJ area, Bovio Rubino Service is your local commercial HVAC expert. We have taken care of many different offices, restaurants, retail stores, and other commercial buildings. If you are located somewhere else in NJ, or any other state for that matter, simply Google “Commercial HVAC “Your Town Name” and you should be directed to your local experts quickly!
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