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We are beginning to see a lot of growth here in San Antonio. And a lot of people are opening up their own businesses! If that’s you Congratulations! At My Fathers Mechanical we have the experience and resources to help start-up or established businesses with their HVAC needs.
New Commercial HVAC Installation
We can design and build your HVAC System plans and install your equipment we can accommodate all different types of budgets. With better building efficiency, you may be able to install a smaller and less costly HVAC system. Simple measures like reducing the lighting level, insulating windows and verifying and sealing duct leaks often decrease HVAC demands. Large machinery and other equipment also can emit heat and strain your HVAC system. Evaluate their use location and energy costs as a factor in optimizing your building’s HVAC efficiency.
Various new computerized systems adjust airflow and temperature based on occupancy, building use and other factors. Consider automating energy management with your commercial HVAC system.
Updating an HVAC System for Energy Saving
Replacing an old, inefficient HVAC system doesn’t need to be a financial burden. It can be a company’s chance to cut energy costs. Engineers have a much better understanding of the heating and cooling demands on commercial buildings. New HVAC designs waste less energy and less money. Here are some strategies to consider when investing in a new HVAC system:
- Have a Commercial HVAC professional recalculate the energy load on your building. Chances are the building and its original intended use has changed since the previous system was installed.
- Invest in the highest-efficiency furnace, chiller, air handler and rooftop unit that your company can afford.
- High-efficiency systems use less energy and cost less in utility bills.
You know your business, and we know Commercial HVAC so if you have new location you are expanding into or need help with evaluating HVAC options for your business MFM will be there for you.
Call to schedule an appointment at your site of interest, estimates are FREE!
HVAC Commercial FAQ’s
True or False? “Green commercial HVAC design reduces wear and tear and energy consumption”
High overhead is directly related to with energy consumption costs. Companies that invest in green HVAC products (High efficiency) and green design save BIG, especially over time. Green design is used in new construction to reduce demands on commercial HVAC systems that often run continuously.
To lower cooling costs in new buildings are faced away from direct sunlight. Architects request green building products like windows that optimize sunlight and reduce the need for artificial lights that work against (produce heat) and strain cooling systems.
If my company can’t afford to “Go Green” is it possible to reduce energy use by at least ten Percent without upgrading to a new system?
Yes, even though your commercial HVAC system is probably your biggest energy consumer don’t despair. Proactive regular Tune-Ups will cut your energy bill by 5%. Oftentimes commercial HVAC systems we inspected have had problem(s) that prove to be the culprit in the energy drain mystery. Once solved customers have saved BIG on subsequent CPS bills. But predictive maintenance is still king when it comes to saving money on energy.
Commercial HVAC routine maintenance best practices:
- Perform predictive maintenance that ensures all HVAC parts operate properly and identifies items that may need replacement in the future. Predictive maintenance identifies problems before they occur. It ensures your system runs smoothly without the disruption of unexpected breakdowns and repairs.
- Don’t let small repairs pile up and items go unchecked. Clean outdoor condensing units, which can get clogged with dirt and dust that block air flow. When the compressor works harder to discharge hot air, it increases energy costs.
- Inspect heating and cooling ducts for leaks, which can waste a lot of energy. Clean or replace air filters. Calibrate thermostats.
- Avoid major repairs of your HVAC system by keeping up with routine building maintenance. Most systems have service lives that extend beyond 20+ years, and will not require overhauls if they are managed properly.
- It makes economic sense to do an energy audit on existing systems. You can review your building’s HVAC load and make sure the unit is sized properly to handle it. Identify areas to reduce energy use. Measures may include reducing lighting levels, adjusting use of appliances that emit a lot of heat, and automating climate control to match building use.
Consult with an MFM HVAC specialist to learn how to improve and maintain your buildings HVAC system.
Is it possible for commercial HVAC systems to help retard or stop mold growth?
Mold growth can be aggressive in humid environments. Nevertheless, Commercial HVAC systems that perform efficiently will stop unhealthy mold growth. They dehumidify, ventilate and filter the air. Their smooth operation is vital to the health of employees and customers. Buildings also need to be well maintained for the commercial HVAC systems to work well.
If you fear you have a mold issue see below:
- Keep indoor humidity as low as possible, especially if you spot condensation (vents or drywall).
- Clean ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans.
- Check for wet spots and condensation in your building. Mold grows rapidly in a wet environment, so scrub and dry wet areas within the first 48 hours.
- If outside air is cold and dry, then increase ventilation (open windows to create a draft)
- Dehumidify, if outdoor air is warm and humid.
What can MFM Commercial HVAC services do for efficiency in my building (like good air flow)?
HVAC engineers use design software to develop heating and cooling systems for new buildings based on their architecture and use. Plus, such software allows building owners/facilities managers to see custom simulations (specific to their building) of poorly performing HVAC systems and new HVAC systems before installation. This makes the decision to upgrade easier and more data driven because of the ability to measure and estimate energy consumption of the new versus the old HVAC system (mapping out breakeven analysis)
Can Automated Systems Control HVAC Costs
Absolutely, your can control energy costs by automating your commercial HVAC system with an energy management system. The system also is known as a building automation system (BAS), benefits include:
- Ability to track building traffic and find the best time of day to start cooling a building and maintaining a desired temperature.
- Web browser interfaces. The interfaces allow for user-friendly centralized management of HVAC systems and other services for buildings at different locations, even from a mobile device!
- Viable integration with other building services, such as security and fire prevention