Feb 9, 2016 6:00:02 AM / by Admin

HVAC energy use is half of all energy use in a buildingWhen trying to conserve electricity in your facility you probably take steps to reduce usage from visible problems. Vampire power has become a popular term in energy conservation, so maybe you unplug your electric devices to prevent them from consuming electricity when you aren’t using them. Often, you can get rebates and immediate energy savings from using Energy Star rated appliances, or updating the windows and insulation in your building.

But do you know what is consuming almost half the energy in your building?


According to estimates done by the U.S. Department of Energy, the HVAC energy use in commercial buildings consumes anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of the total energy. With this much energy being used by the HVAC system, the average commercial building spends almost 30 percent of its total operating expenses on electricity and gas.


How much of your expenses are due to the HVAC energy use in your building?


As the HVAC system pumps all that air over time it begins to collect dirt and dust, which cause it to run less efficiently and use more energy to move the same amount of air. A dirty system can use up to 40 percent more electricity than the same system when it is clean.


Research performed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) found that cleaning the HVAC system can lead to savings of 25 to 55 percent on the system’s operating costs.


Luckily, Hughes Environmental technicians are expertly trained on cleaning the entire HVAC system. We can clean everything from the point the air enters the system to where it exits.




If you think the HVAC system in your building needs to be professionally cleaned, contact a representative at Hughes Environmental to find out how we can help.


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Hughes Environmental is a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA) certified company who has earned their prestigious “Outstanding Safety Award” every year that we’ve been in business.


Our technicians are expertly trained on the most up-to-date industry standards for cleaning commercial HVAC systems, and are equipped to clean from the point the air enters the system all the way to where it exits.


We are also a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the National Air Duct Cleaners’ Association, and the American Society of Safety Engineers. In addition, our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training and have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff.

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