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

Three Tricks To Reduce AC Costs

Isaiah Chapman

When your budget is tight, you may be tempted to shy away from any additional costs. However, you can carve out more room in your budget by paying for options that will improve the function of your AC system. Start with small costs and as you free up room in your budget, move up to more drastic changes. 

Start with Window Film

Window film reflects the sun's UV light away from your home before it has a chance to heat up the interior of your home. It will also reflect heat back into a room during the winter. By so doing, it improves your windows' insulating performance by up to 92%. Window film costs between $4-6 dollars; thus, for the amount of money you spend versus how much you stand to save, installing low-e film is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your AC and heating efficiency. You should be able to find the money to coat one window at a time until you have covered your whole house. 

Install a House Fan

Rather than just sit back and enjoy the money you save with window film, you should save money for the next phase of improving AC function—installing a house fan. A house fan is designed to vent hot air out of your home as it pulls cool air into your home through the windows. Thus, a house fan is used to its best effect during the evening and night hours. The main advantage of using a house fan is that it uses only 10% of the energy that an AC unit uses. A house fan costs around $1,000, so you might have to save for a while before you can afford to install one, but once in place, it will drastically reduce your cooling costs. 

Plant a Tree to Boost Condenser Coil Function

Condenser coils depend on a ready supply of cool air to extract heat from the refrigerant running through them. Trees can reduce air temperatures by as much as 25 degrees through a process known as evapotranspiration. Thus, shading your condenser coils with one or more trees will ensure that your coils have a ready supply of relatively cool air to use in condensing refrigerant. Because the effects of planting a tree can take longer to realize than the other strategies described above, it should not be the first step on your list. 

By taking steps to reduce heat gain in your home and improve the function of your HVAC system, you can free up money in your budget. Start with the least expensive option that provides immediate results then progress to more expensive options. Simply taking 2–3 steps to reduce heat gain can noticeably reduce your cooling costs.