Are You Wasting Heat In Your Commercial Building?

Posted on: 19 November 2019

As fall turns into winter, you will of course want to make sure your commercial building stays warm enough for your employees or clients and customers to remain comfortable. At the same time though, you obviously don't want to spend more money than what is necessary on your commercial heating. If you believe your heating bill is higher than usual or is clearly going up month after month, it's possible you might be wasting some of your HVAC system's efforts due to one or more problems. Here are some of the situations that might cause your commercial heating bill to go up.

Leaking Ductwork

Ductwork is important for any HVAC system, but this is especially true for a large commercial building where there is a lot more ground to cover than a residential home. If your duct system has a leak or two, your entire heating system will have to work harder to make up for it. Even worse is the fact that it can be more difficult to notice a leak when you have a lot of ground to cover, like multiple floors. A regular inspection of your commercial heating system by an expert will likely include a close look at your ductwork. Reach out to a professional for help if you suspect this is the problem.

Open Vents

If you have a large building, you might have certain rooms like a conference room or presentation area that do not see regular use by employees, except for special events or meetings. Assuming you have vents in these rooms, make sure someone is remembering to close the vents after the meeting is over. Having to heat every single room in the building will cause your bill to go up, but if you close some of the vents when the rooms are not in use, this will make your HVAC system's job much easier. Send out a memo to all employees if you believe someone is leaving the vents open after a meeting when they should be closed.

Faulty Valves and Filters

A malfunctioning heating valve could easily cause your system to start or stop unexpectedly, forcing additional work by the entire system every time it cycles. You should also make sure all air filters are switched out on a regular basis, as a clogged filter will also make your system much less efficient.

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