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Commercial HVAC Maintenance Items for the Start of Spring 2018

Spring is a critical time for commercial HVAC maintenance for a number of reasons. As today is the Spring Equinox, the first official day of Spring 2018, it’s important to understand what’s required of commercial HVAC systems come Spring.

In the Spring, pollens, molds, and viruses start to become a serious issue. Spring is allergy season and being exposed to these allergens can cause serious discomfort or even illness for those with allergies. Indoor air quality is vitally important in the Spring, and, fortunately, it’s entirely attainable for anyone willing to put in the effort.

Most Important Commercial HVAC Maintenance Items for Spring

Ideally, every Spring a building will request a comprehensive review of all the HVAC systems. The non-stop, daily use of your commercial heating and cooling system causes build-up over time of contaminants including dust particles, bacteria, and allergens.  Out of all the possible maintenance items, duct cleaning or sealing and an indoor air quality assessment are two of the most important tasks.

An indoor air quality assessment is the first step to identifying underlying issues for indoor air quality. Commercial HVAC experts can identify any source of indoor air pollution coming from your HVAC system and propose a remedy for the situation. Without understanding what’s causing poor indoor air quality, you can’t achieve good indoor air quality.

As for duct cleaning and sealing, ducts naturally collect dust and debris, including molds and pollens. Cleaning ducts prevents these potentially dangerous allergens from polluting indoor air. Sealing ducts as needed improves energy efficiency while helping prevent further indoor air pollution.

Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality

Studies show that good indoor air quality, along with proper temperatures and humidity, reduce illness and sick days while increasing employee productivity and happiness in the workplace. Tenants have a vested interest in good indoor air quality, which means building owners and facility managers should too.

Proper indoor air quality even helps acquire new tenants through referrals from happy tenants, who are more easily retained in the first place if their work or living environment is satisfactory.

Striving towards great indoor air quality makes good business sense. There are many different benefits of good indoor air quality, but the bottom line benefits are some of the most appealing.

Spring is the most important time for duct cleaning and sealing, as well as indoor air quality assessments. With harmful allergens and other pollutants starting to become a serious issue, now is the time to complete your Spring commercial HVAC maintenance items.

HVAC Efficiency

HVAC Energy Efficiency

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are some of the largest consumers of energy in modern households. In fact, some estimations place the average home’s use of energy for HVAC at around 50%. Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that can be taken to reduce this drastic figure, not only promoting a healthier environment, but saving a pretty penny on electric bills as well. If you’re curious about how this may be accomplished, read on for a few ideas.

The most obvious means of increasing HVAC efficiency is by using an energy-efficient system. Newer heaters and air conditioners are not only constructed of more modern materials that improve insulation and reduce electric use, but also feature computerized systems for enhanced temperature control. As such, not only do these systems use the energy they are given more efficiently, but they also allow an unprecedented level of control over the times of day when heating or cooling is used.

Upgrading an inefficient system to a newer, more energy-efficient one is a step that many will not take without incentive. While more efficient systems will save money over longer terms due to lower bills, this is often not enough cause to justify such an expensive upgrade. As such, many state and federal tax credits are available to further encourage such a move.

Information on such credits can vary widely based on where you are located. An online search is the best place to start, with lots of information being made available at the Energy Star website ( http://www.energystar.gov.) Your HVAC contractor is also likely a great source of information, as knowledge of the various tax credits available in your region is a great way to encourage purchases that might otherwise not be made.

Another less obvious source of increased energy efficient heating and cooling is solar power, or more specifically, passive solar energy. With the correct architectural and other considerations, the rays of the sun can be harnessed not only to heat a structure, but to cool one as well. Such use can dramatically slash your need for traditional, electronic systems.

Solar energy’s ability to heat is its most obvious use. Proper placement of windows can admit rays which have a dramatic effect on internal temperatures. In instances where windows are not available, glass tubes can be used to channel rays into other enclosed spaces, offering the benefits of solar heating in rooms without an abundance of natural light.

Solar energy can be used to cool as well. By heating air in certain locations, the sun’s rays can cause the air to rise, displacing it with cooler air. As such, a location can be cooled by the constant replacement of the heated air by cooler, moving wind.

Many other solar techniques are available for heating and cooling. Using solar energy in this way is often more efficient than is converting it into electrical power, a process in which some energy is lost. As such, passive techniques can be used in areas where traditional solar energy use is otherwise impractical.

Choosing the Right Commercial HVAC Contractor

Tips for Choosing the Right Commercial HVAC Contractor

Businesses are always in need of having their HVAC systems serviced, repaired or replaced. To maintain quality performance of their HVAC system, finding a reliable professional is essential. However, with an array of options in the market choosing the right commercial HVAC contractor can turn out to be a challenging find.

If you are finding trouble making a sound choice, the following tips can help you through.

Tip #1 Take References

Getting references from other businesses, colleagues is one great way of coming across reliable choices. It gives you first hand information of the customer service being offered, the quality of work to expect and help quickly come across credible options that would in turn save you time.

Tip #2 Check Out Online Reviews

Online reviews are another great source for digging deep into the potential names. Visit pages like Super-Pages, Yellow Pages, Yelp and Angie’s list to come across relevant reviews. Using your better judgment while reading reviews would provide you information you are looking for to make a worthy choice.

Tip #3 Visit their Website

Reviews alone do not suffice; do check out the website of the contractor. An informative and updated website that caters to the needs of its customers speaks for the credibility of the contractor. At the end of the day, the in-depth pages, videos and blogs would give you confidence in your choice.

Tip #4 Price and Value Comparisons

As HVAC systems are complex, going for cheap prices is not an advisable route to choose. One should go for value comparison instead of making price the prime focus for choosing a HVAC contractor. A commercial HVAC contractor may be offering you low prices and saving you money, but in the long-term you would end up paying more due to poor services.

Tip #5 Go for the Licensed, Bonded and Insured

Make sure to pick on a commercial HVAC contractor with license, bonding and insurance. As these are basic forms of protection offered to the customers, they should not be ignored. Not having a license is an assured sign of trouble and lack of knowledge and credibility on part of the contractor. Whereas, bonding compensates you for stolen items and insurance compensates you for any injuries or damage to the property.

Tip #6 Relevant Experience in HVAC

Your commercial HVAC contractor should have relevant experience in installation, repairs and maintenance of commercial HVAC systems in order to give you good service. Picking on an experienced contractor would save you the trouble of rework, time and money wastage

Commercial HVAC Equipment

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a provision that will be a major tax break for building owners and tenants that invest in commercial HVAC equipment in 2018.

26 U.S. Code § Section 179 states:

“A taxpayer may elect to treat the cost of any section 179 property as an expense which is not chargeable to capital account. Any cost so treated shall be allowed as a deduction for the taxable year in which the section 179 property is place in service.

Qualified Real Property applicable includes heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning property.”

How Exactly Does Section 179 Help Building Owners and Tenants with Commercial HVAC Equipment Investment?

Prior to the recent change in Section 179, all commercial HVAC equipment was considered a capital improvement to the building, and therefore not included in Section 179. This meant that investments in HVAC equipment depreciated over 39 years, allowing for little to no tax deductions for spending on the equipment.

Now, for purchases of new and used HVAC equipment up to $2.5 million, equipment costs can be immediately deducted as a business expense, with a deduction limit of $1 million. This will lead to major tax breaks for building owners and tenants who invest in new commercial HVAC equipment in 2018.

How to Take Advantage of Section 179 Find Upfront Savings

For those considering new high-efficiency HVAC systems, or simply need to replace aging HVAC units, it’s important to take advantage of Section 179 savings before the year is over. Section 179 changes every year. This tax break may not be available in 2019.

This level of upfront savings is hard to ignore. The best way to take advantage of Section 179 while it’s still available is to connect with an experienced commercial HVAC provider. A contractor with a long history of commercial HVAC systems installation can walk you through the details of Section 179 and help you get the most out of the tax break.

Section 179 is a rare opportunity for building owners and commercial tenants. Those who act now to take advantage of this deduction before it’s gone will see huge tax breaks on new commercial HVAC equipment.

New Con Edison Energy

New Con Edison Energy Incentives Make High-Efficiency Commercial HVAC Upgrades More Profitable Than Ever in TXC

Con Edison recently announced changes to their Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program – an incentive program for properties averaging peak demand over 100 kilowatts – that will make investment in high-efficiency commercial HVAC systems more profitable than ever.

The new incentives are intended to encourage commercial building owners and tenants to invest in more energy efficient HVAC systems, regardless of whether their current system is near the end of its lifespan or not.

The Details of Con Edison’s New HVAC Energy Incentives and Your High-Efficiency Commercial HVAC

One new incentive, the Prescriptive Rebate Program, offers cash incentives for investing in new standard-efficiency HVAC equipment. The second one is likely to be far more appealing, however. Con Edison is offering $0.16 per kilowatt hour saved, plus an additional $600 for every kilowatt of energy reduction, for high-efficiency HVAC system upgrades.

High-efficiency HVAC upgrades will also be eligible for Early Replacement and Extended Life offerings, which offer incentives for replacing HVAC equipment before the end of its effective lifespan, as well as for equipment 125{751add9efcb6776fc30f3bf643ec0fec2e44f7c5b914cb7a1d06735c5221651f} or more past its effective lifespan.

Benefits of High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment

These incentives from Con Edison are likely to encourage commercial building owners and tenants to invest more in HVAC energy efficiency. While the incentives are great, there are plenty of other benefits of switching to new high-efficiency commercial HVAC equipment.

When making the switch to high-efficiency HVAC systems, total energy consumption can be reduced by as much as 50{751add9efcb6776fc30f3bf643ec0fec2e44f7c5b914cb7a1d06735c5221651f}, saving nearly 15{751add9efcb6776fc30f3bf643ec0fec2e44f7c5b914cb7a1d06735c5221651f} on utility bills. High-efficiency systems perform better, contribute to better indoor air quality, reduce overall carbon footprints and never stop saving money over their effective lifespan.

There are many benefits that come along with using a high-efficiency commercial HVAC system. Essentially, they can save building owners thousands of dollars ever month, in addition to promotion social responsibility.

When the benefits of these systems are combined with Con Edison’s new energy efficiency incentives, it’s hard to deny the potential profitability of switching to a high-efficiency commercial HVAC system.