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3 Pointers for Keeping Your Electricity Bill under Control
When you’re talking about energy efficiency, HVAC costs usually enter the discussion
at some point, and for good reason. Heating and cooling account for a significant portion of our energy bills, and we're always trying to come up with
ways to cut down on what we consume. This isn't always easy, especially during the hottest months of the year. Luckily, there are ways to keep the
bills under control without giving up the cooling we need. Keep reading for three pointers to minimize your electricity bill this summer.
1.Cut Energy Costs by Helping Your HVAC
Your HVAC works overtime when the weather reaches extreme levels, so it's important to give it a break when the opportunity presents itself. This can include
opening the windows on cooler nights instead of running the AC or utilizing ceiling fans to help rooms feel cooler. Fans allow you to feel just as
comfortable with a more conservative setting on the thermostat. Even a few degrees can make a big difference once the bills arrive.
2.Keep up with Maintenance to Ensure Efficiency
Preventative maintenance from a reputable provider can keep your bills down by ensuring the HVAC system is always working at peak efficiency. Aside from
that, you can perform some maintenance of your own to make sure the unit doesn't need to work harder than necessary. Keep an eye on air filters and
change them regularly to keep airflow from blocking up, which is a cause of wear and tear as well as reduced efficiency.
3.Get an Energy Audit
Even the smallest issues and inefficiencies can lead to higher electric bills. An energy audit highlights the little problems so you can fix them, thus
cutting down on your consumption and allowing you to save money right away and also over time.
At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a thorough inspection that will cover all potential problem areas, and we'll do whatever it takes to
get you the best results possible. To learn more about better energy efficiency and our audits,
feel free to contact our team of experts at Morelli today.
2 Simple Ways to Know If Your AC Unit Is the Right Size for Your Business
If you believe the only way to accurately calculate the proper size for an AC unit at work is to enlist commercial services,
you're probably right. At the same time, some fundamentals may shed light on whether you have the right size unit for your commercial space. When it
comes to HVAC, size does matter, and bigger isn't always better. A unit that is too large for the space will drive up your electric bills and an undersized
unit will actually do the same.
Calculating the Ideal Size for Your Commercial AC
Although figuring out the exact size won't be easy for anyone who isn't a professional (due to factors like sunlight exposure, building materials and the
space's design), you can still come up with an estimate on your own. If you're fond of numbers (and your space doesn't have a ceiling higher than eight
feet), you can actually use the following to come up with an approximate estimation of the ideally sized unit:
First, calculate the square footage of the area you will be cooling.
Divide the square footage number by 500.
Multiply the new number by 12,000, which will give you the total BTUs the unit will need to offset to effectively cool the space.
For every person who will occupy the space, add 380 BTUs. For every kitchen, add 1,200. For each window, add another 1,000.
The total cooling needed will be the final number, which can be a good starting point but won’t be completely accurate without professional input.
Signs Your Commercial System Is the Wrong Size
If you're not keen on doing the math but believe your system might be incorrectly sized, there are warning signs. A system that is too big will cycle itself
on and off constantly, which will lead to excess humidity and hot areas within the space. On the other side, a system that is too small will struggle
to cool properly and will need to be working all the time to compensate.
When in Doubt, Don’t Risk Workplace Comfort
An experienced HVAC technician will be able to assess your space and determine the optimal size for your commercial AC unit. This sizing will be much more
precise than what an amateur can achieve, and a reputable service provider will be able to offer valuable guidance as you seek out the best options
for your workplace.
At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we're eager to show you how we can help
your business. We offer a wide range of commercial services that can get you set up with a dependable, correctly-sized system, and we’ll take steps
to help you avoid issues in the future. Get in touch with our team of experts today to learn more.