Do you know that lighting is the most common use of energy for commercial buildings? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, lighting requires 17% of a building’s energy use. Programs such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 became laws in an effort to improve performance standards for commercial building lights. The EPAct gave tax incentives for businesses to invest in new lighting types while the EISA required new bulbs to be about 25% more efficient. However, even with programs such as these, it is important to choose the right HVAC (and beyond) company to ensure your electrical and other commercial services are working as efficiently as possible. The question is, how do you know which HVAC company is right for your business? Here are some helpful hints:

Save Money

A commercial HVAC company should save your business money because building expenditures add up quickly. The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey describes how 46,000 large commercial buildings (they are greater than 200,000 square feet) used about 359 billion gallons of water in 2012, which equates to 2.3% of the total public water supply in the United States. In other words, each building used about 7.9 million gallons and 18,400 gallons per employee in one year! It’s important to make sure your plumbing system is operating as cost-effectively as possible, which will save you money by preventing unnecessary use of water, breakdowns, and more. Water filtration for that many gallons can become expensive if its not done with your business’ finances in mind.      

Staying on Schedule

According to Challenger, Gray, & Christmas, Inc., the recent total solar eclipse costs American businesses 694 million dollars in lost productivity. Although it was a special event, it illustrates how closed businesses lose money. This is why it’s important for any commercial HVAC project to stay on schedule–the longer a project goes over the projected completion date, the more money and productivity a business loses.

Air Group is a residential and commercial HVAC company that not only stays on schedule, but it also does the job right the first time to ensure that there won’t be a recurring problem. Air Group’s commercial services provide HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and emergency services for your business, and our engineers and technical designers plan every project with the goal of saving your business money!

Don’t worry about which HVAC company is right for your business, because the choice is clear–Air Group! Call 1-800-545-1020 today for all your commercial services needs.