From managing workers to ensuring productivity and customer satisfaction, running any type of business can be challenging. Because you may be so busy on the imperative aspects of running the business, you may place maintenance at the bottom of your priority list. Unfortunately, without maintaining your building's HVAC equipment, you could be affecting your finances, employees' comfort, and health. Thankfully, insulating your equipment can help. Here are a few benefits of insulating your building's HVAC equipment.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Just like in a home, insulation can reduce air loss and heat gain, reducing the energy and costs needed to heat and cool the interior. Since heating, ventilation, and air conditioning account for about 51 percent of a building's energy usage, considering energy in your building is smart.
To get started, contractors will want to inspect your ductwork since this is a common area where air and energy are lost. In some cases, replacing the ductwork may be necessary if it is old or worn. However, adding insulation to the ductwork can be a more cost-effective option.
Improved Temperature Comfort
By reducing air loss and heat gain with insulation, your commercial HVAC system will run in a more efficient and effective way. This ensures you and your workers are comfortable throughout the year, no matter what the temperature is outside.
Insulating your HVAC system to ensure it is heating and cooling properly will reduce the risk of temperature imbalances, such as cold and hot spots in the building. In addition, there will be less risk of humidity imbalances, so you can expect the building to maintain healthy and comfortable air quality levels.
Improved temperature comfort will also improve productivity in the workplace. Employees who are either too hot or too cold or even suffering from allergy symptoms related to humidity problems will struggle to complete tasks, decreasing your business's overall success.
Reduced HVAC Stress
You most likely want to spend your time and money on your actual business and not on repairing or replacing your building's HVAC system.
By insulating your system's ductwork, you can reduce the risk of costly repairs and replacements. Since your system will not be wasting air and energy, it will not need to run harder or longer to condition your building. This decreases the overall stress on your system, helping it last a longer period of time.
Insulation for your commercial HVAC equipment is an investment, but it is a worthwhile investment for your company, finances, and employees' wellness.