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Tips for Energy Efficient HVAC System

by GDY Airtech Enterprises Consultant
On average, commercial establishments allocate at least 29% of their budget on utility expenses. Majority of this goes to electricity bills. 

An energy efficient HVAC system will significantly decrease expenses. Check out these tips to reduce your electricity bills while getting out the most of your cooling system:

Invest In The Right HVAC Equipment


Are you still using a HVAC system that’s more than 10 years old? Perhaps it is high time to let go of it and invest in a new one. Newer systems are designed for more efficient energy consumption.

Also, using an old inefficient system will not only increase your electric bills, but also harms your health and the environment. 

Ideally, the system should use the minimum amount of energy needed to keep your home’s indoor temperature. 

Here in the Philippines, we use the EER or Energy Efficiency Ratio to measure the ratio of  the cooling capacity to the power input. The higher the EER rating, the more efficient it is. 

Choose An HVAC With A Programmable Thermostat


Having a programmable HVAC system will let you schedule your usage and prevent incidents such as leaving the air conditioner on.

Moreover, having a programmable thermostat will give you consistent temperature all day long.  

Always Be Mindful About Maintenance


Regular maintenance does not only keep your equipment running well, but it also maximizes the energy efficiency. You can do your own maintenance by removing any debris or leaves on the unit. Also, keep your furniture away from vents and ducts to ensure smooth airflow. However, hiring a professional HVAC technician is often advised for thorough maintenance work.

Don’t Overlook Retrofitting

Retrofitting your current HVAC can be a viable option if you do not want to invest in a new system any time soon. 

According to the Department of Energy, replacing parts can help you save up to 35% in energy costs annually.

The best candidates for retrofitting are well-maintained large systems that get a lot of use. You can use the following method when retrofitting:

  • Add airside economizers
  • Add condenser fan control
  • Demand-controlled ventilation
  • Replace compressor

All these tips are guaranteed to be useful. However, it will only start when you start changing your mindset as well. Make sure everyone in the workplace knows even the most basic energy efficient methods like turning off appliances when not in use. 


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About GDY Airtech Enterprises Innovator   Consultant

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