Small businesses can get a good start on cost control simply by proper maintenance of existing equipment. For example, at any given time, 90 percent of all air conditioners in America need a tune-up. Some simple steps — identifying duct leaks, checking airflow and refrigerant charge, cleaning coils and changing filters — will work wonders, reducing energy use up to 40%!
Studies conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley Lab show small commercial buildings have duct leaks twice that of residential buildings. Identifying and repairing these problems is the most cost effective way of dealing with energy crisis.
Recently Buildings.com reaffirmed the effectiveness of proper maintenance. In fact, they go beyond arguing that preventive HVAC maintenance is a good investment — according to them it is a must. Click Here to read the full story.