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Two Reasons You Should Have an Energy Audit
15 Mar
By: Climate Control

A great way to improve energy efficiency is to have an energy audit.

Energy audits are effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home or office. But besides getting the most heating and cooling possible from the energy you use, there are several other benefits of an energy audit. Let’s take a two big ones:

Benefit #1: Saving Money

For the vast majority of individuals, saving money is the single biggest reason to have an audit. By identifying places where energy is going to waste, you can reduce your usage. This identification of problem areas is where the energy audit really shines. Almost everyone knows their HVAC system, home or office could be at least a little bit more energy efficient, but not everyone will know where or how to make changes.

For example, do the windows need extra weather-stripping or caulking? If so, which ones? Or maybe the doors do and if so, which doors? Perhaps purchasing a more efficient air conditioner or furnace will save money on heating and cooling bills, but how much money saving is possible and how long will it take to make back the money spent on a newer and better HVAC system? An energy audit can either answer these questions or provide educated estimates that can help shape a home or business owner’s HVAC decisions.

Benefit #2: Helping the Environment

For those who prioritize nature over money, helping the environment is a great reason to get an energy audit. Less energy usage means using less electricity and fuel to stay comfortable. This can lead to fewer carbon emissions, less global warming and a brighter future for everyone.

Interested in getting an energy audit to boost the energy efficiency of your HVAC system? If so, you probably have several questions on how to get one done. The energy experts at Climate Control can help answer these questions and get you started with not just an energy audit, but other ways to improve your HVAC’s performance and lower your energy bills. Get in touch with us now to start experiencing the benefits for yourself.

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Should I Adjust My Thermostat at Night?
08 Mar
By: Climate Control

A common heating and air conditioning question many users have is whether to adjust the thermostat differently at night. Get the answer now.

If you want to make the most of your heating and air conditioning system, you want to adjust the thermostat appropriately depending on your specific heating and cooling needs. For example, when the temps warm up slightly outside in the winter, you don't need to set the thermostat's temperature so high that the furnace runs as often. Or if you're wearing warmer clothing inside, you can get away with having the indoor temperature running a bit lower.

Another example of when users can adjust the thermostat differently is at night. Why is this the case? Read on to find out.

There Are Blankets

This may be the single most important reason to adjust the thermostat differently at night, especially during the winter season. Unlike walking and moving about in the daytime, we are mostly stationary as we sleep at night. Therefore, having a blanket on us for hours on end is perfectly acceptable.

Additionally, adding even more blankets keeps us warmer and for some, can actually improve sleep. Many individuals appreciate the feeling of heavy blankets on them when they sleep to provide a greater sense of comfort.

The Human Body’s Sleep Preferences

Another reason you can adjust the thermostat to a lower temperature at night is because of how the body falls to sleep. Most humans need to lower their body temperature slightly to fall asleep. This means having the indoor temperature just a bit cooler is actually a good thing. It will make reaching dreamland a bit easier.

Of course, another advantage of adjusting the thermostat at night is simply because the inhabitants of the building are sleeping. Therefore, they will not be as uncomfortable should the indoor temperature be a little bit cooler than usually preferred.

To find out other ways to save money on your heating and air conditioning bills without sacrificing comfort, it’s time to get in touch with one of our HVAC professionals at Climate Control. Visit us online today.

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3 Ways to Increase Office Productivity with a Commercial Maintenance Agreement
01 Mar
By: Climate Control

Commercial maintenance agreements can help improve office productivity in several ways.

Maintenance agreements are great for business owners. Not only do they help ensure a long life of the HVAC system, but they can help improve the productivity of employees in an office. How is this so? Read on to find out.

#1: Higher Employee Morale

When employees are happy, they work better, including more efficiently. But one way to keep employees from being happy is to make sure they’re uncomfortable, such as by making it too hot or cold inside the office. This might happen if the HVAC system doesn’t work properly or fails to run at all. And as fate would have it, these HVAC breakdowns always occur during a cold snap or heat wave. Routine maintenance helps avoid these breakdowns.

#2: Employees Spend Less Time on Staying Comfortable

When a business owner keeps the HVAC system operating as it should, the inside of the office remains comfortable. If it's not comfortable inside, employees will take steps to get comfortable. This can include putting on additional layers of clothing or fiddling with a heater or fan. These tasks take valuable time away from working, lowering productivity.

#3: Maintaining Employees’ Confidence

If an office's HVAC system doesn't get the maintenance it needs, it's likely to break down at unexpected times. This can cause frustration and confusion for office workers and doesn't create confidence in their leader. Without this confidence, employees might start to wonder what other things the business owner is not capable of handling, such as making payroll or ensuring the employees’ safety. When employees start worrying about these things, they focus less on work and become less productive.

Now is the right time to learn more about the advantages of maintenance agreements, and our expert HVAC team at Climate Control is standing by ready to help. Get in touch with us online now to find out just how convenient and affordable the right preventative maintenance can be.

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2 Tips for Keeping the Temperature at the Office Steady All Day
22 Feb
By: Climate Control

Finding ways to maintain a steady temperature inside the office may require the use of commercial services.

Commercial services are great to help business owners maintain a comfortable temperature indoors as cost-effectively as possible. One way to ensure indoor comfort is to keep the temperature from jumping all over the place. The following are a few tips to avoid big swings in the indoor temperature:

Use a Zoned HVAC System

In a regular HVAC system, there is only one thermostat, and the HVAC works in an all or nothing manner for the entire building. For example, when the thermostat senses that it’s too cold inside, the heater will turn on and deliver warm air to the entire building. This is true even if there are certain parts of the building that are freezing cold or are already warm enough.

To get around this problem, zoned HVAC systems exist. By using multiple thermostats and special ductwork and heaters, zoned HVAC systems allow only certain parts of a building to receive warm air at any given time.

Make Sure the Heater Is Powerful Enough

One reason temperature swings exist is that the heater is not powerful enough to quickly heat up a cold interior. For instance, should the thermostat sense a drop in temperature, it will turn on the heater. But if the heater isn't very powerful, it may take a long time to properly warm the inside of a building. This means any temperature swings or imbalances last much longer than they should.

But this doesn't mean a business owner must install the most powerful heater possible. If a heater produces too much heat, it might cycle on and off too frequently, creating additional wear and tear on the HVAC system, resulting in high repair costs and shorter operational life.

At Climate Control, we have a host of commercial services that can help solve almost any HVAC problem a business could have. To learn more, contact our friendly HVAC professionals as soon as possible.

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