Heating and cooling a commercial space can be a major expense. Depending on the time of year, you might need to run the heating or cooling system throughout the day, leading to serious utility bills by the end of the month. Any step you can take toward controlling those costs is one worth exploring, and adding programmable thermostats to your building falls into that category.
No matter what kind of commercial HVAC work you need to have completed in your building, Varney is the right partner for the job. With extensive experience as trusted HVAC contractors, you can be sure the project is in good hands when the Varney team arrives.
If you own and operate a commercial space that is only used for part of the day, you certainly don’t want to be heating or cooling that space as much when no one is there. For example, a retail space that closes in the evening and doesn’t open until the next morning might not need to keep the temperature as low all night long when no one is inside.
With a traditional thermostat that doesn’t have programming functions, you could simply ask the staff to adjust the temperature when they leave and arrive, but that would probably lead to inconsistent results, at best. When you upgrade to a programmable thermostat, it’s easy to set the program to match the schedule of your business, and no one will need to adjust the thermostat.
Plan Subtle Adjustments
Even during the hours when a business is open or employees are in the office, there will likely be times of the day when you need to make small adjustments based on patterns in the building. Again, it’s easy to program these adjustments in advance to get the best possible performance out of your system. For instance, if you know your location tends to get busy in the afternoon during the summer, you might plan to lower the A/C just a bit in advance of that rush, so the building doesn’t get too hot while it’s crowded. Then, after the afternoon rush ends, you can have the schedule set for the A/C to move back to its normal level.
Efficiency Equals Savings
It’s easy to make your HVAC system function more efficiently when you have a programmable thermostat that you can use, and improving efficiency is directly tied to the bottom line. When your system is only running when it needs to be, and it isn’t heating or cooling as much for no reason, you will save money on utility costs, and you should get a longer useful life out of the HVAC equipment. When it’s all added up, the cost of upgrading to a new programmable thermostat will certainly be a wise investment.
Make the Right Changes
Whether it’s the installation of some new thermostats, general HVAC repair, or anything else that needs to be done at your commercial property, Varney is ready to serve you. Get in touch today to learn more.