Commercial Systems in Edmond, Yukon, Oklahoma City, OK and Surrounding Areas
Installing a Commercial HVAC System
While essential to most indoor work environments, commercial HVAC systems result in a considerable portion of commercial energy costs. However, Commercial Systems in Edmond, Yukon, Oklahoma City, OK and Surrounding Areas are becoming consistently more efficient, with modern air conditioners consuming 30% to 50% less energy than models made in the 1970s.
In just a decade, efficiency has improved so significantly that it’s possible to reduce cooling energy costs as much as 20% by installing the newest system.
Steps to take before installing a new Commercial Systems in Edmond, OK:
- Take the steps outlined above to reduce load and maximize efficiency!
- We provide an ACCA Manual N (commercial) load calculation, which will help you to select the right system for your space.
- Do not be tempted to choose an HVAC system that is too large for your needs. This will increase installation, maintenance, and energy cost.
- We will review the quotes (including life-cycle costs) for both standard-efficiency and high-efficiency units. If the high-efficiency unit’s life-cycle cost is less than that of the standard-efficiency, choose the high-efficiency unit.
- Choose only ENERGY STAR qualified Light Commercial heating and cooling units.
- Install energy recovery ventilation systems that repurpose energy from the exhaust air stream to condition incoming air.
- Receive options for supplemental dehumidification to promote comfort and save on energy costs.
- All of our equipment is installed with economizers to utilize outside air when the temperature is lower than the indoor air.
- Install and utilize programmable thermostats.
- Evaluate using variable speed drives (VSD) on condenser and evaporator fans.
- If your facility generates significant heat (via cooking, for example), evaluate options for utilizing free-waste heat to save on energy costs.
- Evaluate installation of radiant heating (which warms objects in lieu of air) in warehouses, garages, or outdoor patios.
Commercial System Controls
In addition to reducing load and installing appropriately-sized, efficient HVAC systems, implementing the appropriate controls is essential to maximizing efficiency. Commonly, ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats, system zoning, and CO2 sensors are used to control HVAC systems. While they are ubiquitous on new HVAC systems, they can also be utilized for older systems.
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Programmable Thermostats: Also known as a “setback thermostat,” they allow you to program temperature changes by day and time. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the proper use of a programmable thermostat can reduce energy costs up to 20 percent.
- System Zoning: Dividing available space into zones, or areas, allows temperature control from each zone and addresses the problem of temperature inconsistencies. When properly used, it also cuts down on energy costs.
- CO2 Sensors: Important to monitoring carbon dioxide and overall indoor air quality, CO2 sensors increase system efficiency and save on energy costs.
Commercial HVAC Maintenance
Frequent maintenance is essential to an efficient and reliable HVAC system. To promote your system’s longevity, the following is recommended:
- Sign up for a Maintenance Agreement (Make this a link to Maintenance Agreement Page) that includes twice-yearly tune-ups.
- Replace air filters regularly to reduce operational stress.
- Clean the evaporator and condenser coils on your air conditioner, to promote heat transfer.
- Address duct leakage or ensure that you have ample insulation, to prevent loss of cool air and promote system efficiency.