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HVAC Industry Issues: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions

HVAC Industry Issues: How to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Another issue that the HVAC industry at large faces is how to reduce the carbon footprint emitted by the HVAC systems across the country, no matter what form they take.

Something that the industry has been grappling with is the change in the refrigerant supply chain. That’s because the staple R-22 substance has been banned and is slowly being phased out. Another issue that the HVAC industry at large faces is how to reduce the carbon footprint emitted by the HVAC systems across the country, no matter what form they take. Here is a closer look at some solutions your business can try as spring comes closer. 

Reset the Thermostat

Try resetting the thermostat associated with your commercial HVAC system. Change it to 72 degrees and see if it helps; sometimes offices can be too hot or too cold, and that can lead to employees and guests being uncomfortable – and this situation is bad for business. Seventy-two degrees sounds a bit warm for spring and summer, but compare it to 68 degrees for fall and winter. You might be surprised by how much energy you are saving, and that money can be better spent on interviewing and hiring new employees. 

Arrange Timely Preventative Maintenance

At some point, all HVAC systems will need maintenance. It doesn’t matter if they are attached to a commercial building or a residential property. The more efficiently your system runs, the less likely it is to spout carbon dioxide emissions. Be sure to have the filters changed out by experts who can then replace them with new filters. These adjustments are meant to get rid of clogs and cut back on overall energy consumption, which can also help decrease the total amount of carbon emissions that your building produces. 

Track Ventilation Problems 

Ventilation is important because poor levels can cause indoor air quality to suffer. The ventilation systems help push old, stuffy air out and welcome in fresher air to help everyone inside feel better. However, even with this arrangement in place, heating and cooling needs are also going to fluctuate depending on how hot or cold it is outside. 

Perform Upgrades and Retrofits 

Upgrades and retrofits are also essential. Older HVAC systems may release more carbon than you realize. The potential for carbon monoxide poisoning also increases, and that is something you will want to avoid at all costs. You’ll be saving energy and money, both of which can be used to take your company to the next level, especially if you are gaining a surging reputation within the industry. 

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings. Click Here to Request a Quote

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