Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Two Ways To Keep Your Cooling Costs Down And Increase Profits

Isaiah Chapman

If you are looking for a way to maximize your business profits, decreasing heat gain to increase your savings on cooling costs might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is, nonetheless, an opportunity. The fact is that the more your building heats up, the harder your cooling system has to work. Thus, not only are you paying for higher operating costs, but your equipment will wear out more quickly and so the need for maintenance and repairs increases. Luckily, you can take two inexpensive steps and drastically cut costs. 

White Roofing

The color of a roof on a flat-roofed commercial property might seem like a moot point, but while the color of your roof will not have much of an impact on the look of your building, it can have a big impact on heat gain. The most common roofing for flat buildings is a built-up asphalt roof. The reason for this has to do with its low initial cost rather than its performance. The dark color of the roofing will attract and absorb the sun's rays. On the other hand, white roofing gets its color by reflecting the sun's energy. Thus, covering your roof with a white roofing membrane can save you up to 20% on your cooling costs. White roofing will cost you more initially, but it will save you money for years to come. 

Window Films

Your windows are another common entry point for heat gain. Even if you have low emissivity (low-e) window glass, the sun's UV rays can stream right through the glass and heat up the interior of your building. This heat will then be trapped inside by your low-e glass. To prevent your building from heating up like a greenhouse, you need to have your windows treated with a reflective window film, which will help to filter out the sun's UV rays. A good film can reduce your cooling costs by up to 23%. Installing window film is much less expensive than redoing a roof or replacing windows, so if you are looking for a good place to start your efforts to reduce cooling costs, start with covering your windows with reflective window film. 

While reducing heat gain might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for strategies to increase your profits, reducing your cooling costs by up to 43% will put more money in your pocket while helping to make your building more comfortable to work in. Remember, every penny you don't spend on cooling is one more penny toward your bottom line. 

For commercial cooling repairs, contact a business such as Betlyn Paul J Company.