3 Affordable Solutions To Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Hvac System


Have you developed, with the help of building mechanics experts, a solid strategy to optimize the energy efficiency of your HVAC system? If your current equipment is indeed wasting significant amounts of energy, you should know that there are more affordable alternatives than revamping your entire mechanical room. Reducing waste and saving money on your annual energy bill is now within your reach if you are ready to tighten the bolts of your maintenance plan.

Energy-consuming HVAC system: 3 essential points to check

1) Replace dirty filters and clean coils.

Soiled coils reduce the heat exchange required for an HVAC system to function properly. As a result, your equipment is running unnecessarily, resulting in additional energy costs.

On the other hand, dirty or clogged filters force the system to work harder to ensure the required air supply. This problem is common in the context of a preventive maintenance program.

Digitally advanced controlled systems make it possible to control pressure reductions upstream and downstream of the filters. They can let you know exactly when a replacement is needed. More traditional systems require more rigorous monitoring to operate them optimally.

Regular cleaning will help you reduce your energy footprint.

2) Ensure an adequate ventilation rate

How much fresh air should your HVAC system draw in? According to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality), 10 cfm per person is required for most spaces. It is therefore recommended that you conduct an examination of your system to ensure that it is taking in the appropriate amount of outdoor air. Don’t hesitate to call in a specialist, who will check the control of the dampers. Motors, relays and controls can be the source of significant costs on your energy bill.

It is possible to protect your system with a CO2 detector to control the supply of fresh air. Among other things, this reduces the amount of energy consumed when there are few occupants in your building.

3) Perform maintenance related to normal wear and tear

The best equipment available on the market cannot stand the test of time. Its components wear out and become damaged depending on the duration of use and the environment in which they perform. A single broken belt can cause a breakdown and a shutdown if it is not checked in time. The control of refrigerants is also an integral part of this type of monitoring and will ensure greater energy efficiency.

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