If you’re a business owner, you’re probably always looking for ways to make your business run smoother and more efficiently. Whether that means updating your organizational system or finding ways to cut unnecessary spending, a good business owner knows to always watch the bottom line. That’s why your friends at Quality Plumbing and Heating, Inc. have put together three ways you could make your commercial HVAC more energy-efficient.

How to Increase Energy Efficiency

1. Update Thermostats

Manual thermostats are quickly becoming a thing of the past as most home and business owners are choosing to upgrade to smart thermostats. Smart thermostats are much more user-friendly than traditional thermostats, making them easy to program and determine optimal temperature settings. Also, because of WiFi, you can control your thermostat from anywhere and therefore can check in to make sure the AC isn’t running when no one is in the office. Finally, smart thermostats can track your energy usage so you have much more control over how much energy you’re using.

2. Consider Solar Energy

Another way to increase your energy efficiency is by installing solar panels on your building. This option might not be right for every building, but if it is, you may be able to reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 50%! Often, solar panels require very little maintenance and produce significantly less CO2. So, at the very least, it’s definitely worth speaking with a professional regarding this option.

3. Invest in a New Energy-Efficient Unit

Finally, if your HVAC unit is older, the only way to increase its energy efficiency may be to replace it. Because newer systems are made to be highly efficient, they will automatically reduce the cost of heating and cooling your commercial building. While this option will come at a higher cost up-front, it won’t take long for the monthly energy savings to make the investment worth it. Additionally, a newer unit will make your building more eco-friendly, and there are often tax credits or breaks available to offset the cost.

To aid in your efforts to make your business more energy-efficient, contact the HVAC experts at Quality Plumbing and Heating today at (833) 235-9260. We have convenient locations in Kokomo and Greensburg, IN.