Importance of HVAC upgrades
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, HVAC equipment can account for 40 percent of electricity usage in commercial buildings. This alone explains why having energy efficient HVAC systems for commercial buildings is so important. Following your no-cost energy assessment AEG can offer a variety of measures to lower your system’s energy costs.
Commercial HVAC Upgrades with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
A variable frequency drive is an electric panel that is located within the conditions that it controls. VFDs have existed for more than 40 years but have recently gained traction as a commercial HVAC upgrade for their energy saving features. These devices were originally used for capacity modulation (the ability to vary a compressor’s capacity instead of constantly running at peak capacity) but have since evolved.
Today, VFDs can be used for fan and pump balancing, network monitoring of equipment and capacity modulation for multiple motors.
Programmable Thermostats and Heat Pump Improvements
A programmable thermostat is another key component for energy efficiency commercial HVAC systems. By automating the heating/cooling process, a facility can save on energy by regulating temperatures throughout the day and night.
Heat pumps utilize electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, further chilling the cool area and heating the warm area. AEG can help improve the efficiency of your heat pump through:
- Two-speed compressors
- Dual-speed motors
- Scroll compressors
- And more
Tune-up measures are just as crucial as upgrades when it comes to high efficiency commercial HVAC systems. This can include:
- Removing faulty electrical connections
- Cleaning condenser coils
- Insulating pipes
- Boiler reset controls
- Duct sealing and insulation
Taking these steps can help your system run at its optimal performance and help your business save in the long run.