When it comes to your business, you’re likely thinking about the cost of goods needed to facilitate a product. You’re likely thinking about a marketing budget. You’re keeping tabs on employee wages and benefits. You’re staring at your sales sheets on a daily basis. You’re conscientious of the bottom line and of making sure it’s continually on the rise.
One thing you may be forgetting is the health of your and productivity the actual air that is circulating around you every moment of every day. Air quality is huge. It directly effects your bottom line, even if it isn’t a direct line item on your P&L documents. If your HVAC environment is struggling, you’re not only spending more on utility bills, you’re also likely losing productivity from your employees. After all, a happy employee makes for a happier and more sustainable workplace.
What’s the current state of your HVAC system and environment?
You may not know. It’s not always noticeable to any sort of “eye test.”
You might think, “well it’s there, and it heats the room when we need heat, so it’s fine.” That’s the wrong mindset. Like anything, HVAC systems age. There’s no escaping it. With age comes compromised productivity. From compromised productivity comes greater wear and tear on the pieces and parts within the system, and with greater wear and tear come a higher utilization of electricity to power the system.
HVAC systems benefit from maintenance, and further, benefit from upgrades. If you’re looking to make headway on prolonged cost savings, you might want to consider the modernization retrofit of your current HVAC solution. Variable frequency drives and digital controls upgrade the capabilities of older equipment for better performance without large capital investment from you. Retrofitting the ancillary equipment of your HVAC system can certainly be cause of an immediate impact on your bottom line. Modernization of aging HVAC equipment is inherently designed to deliver lower energy costs, as well as minimize mechanical wear and, ultimately extend the life of your equipment.
Have you recently undergone other physical change in the workplace that might require a HVAC professional to assess your actual up-to-date usage needs?
Have any of these pointed operative measures changed:
- Square footage modifications
- Hours of operation
- Additional heating & cooling loads
- Occupancy levels
If you answered yes to any of these bullets, call us today and we’ll let you know if your HVAC system is being overworked.
Our studies show that most office buildings experience an energy cost is $2–3 per square foot per year. Healthcare properties are one of the most expensive energy consumption environments, usually coming in at around $11 per square foot per year. A typical building can cut its total energy use by up to 15% by implementing low cost measures and over 45% by implementing deeper retrofit measures. Such retrofit projects can reduce operating costs, and improve occupant comfort with a host of other benefits, which we’ll outline below.
Keep in mind, a building doesn’t have to be new to be operatively efficient. Property owners are retrofitting their buildings, and converting them into archetypes of sustainability, which fuels a more fundamentally sound bottom line. While most building owners still follow individual technology improvements, smart owners package energy saving technologies to get serious savings through lower energy consumption and operating costs. In general, improvements are essentially paid for through vast energy savings over time.
How can Suburban’s equipment modernization, retrofit, and optimization services provide value to you?
Let’s put it this way: You’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re overlooking the value contained in the working environment you’ve positioned yourself, your business, and your employees in.
Here’s what a properly modernized and retrofitted HVAC system can do for you:
- Maximum system efficiency and occupant comfort
- Increase value of building assets
- Drive down operative costs and maintenance expenses
- Extend the life of your equipment
- Increased comfort leads to increased employee productivity