HVAC Mistakes That Could Cost You Big Money

The expertise of SEA Senior Energy Engineer, Jason Brooks, was featured in an article entitled “HVAC Mistakes That Could Cost You Big Money,” published in the July/August 2015 issue of High Rise Facilities.

The article demonstrates a few scenarios in which easily avoidable mistakes can cost building owners big time. Contrary to common misconceptions, HVAC optimization is rarely a budget-breaking endeavor. Implementing a few simple low cost/no cost actions and staying on top of repairs can make a significant difference. Jason and others offer recommendations on how to keep HVAC equipment running efficiently, saving you money and stress in the long run.

  • Have a plan and timeline in place to ensure temporary fixes do not become permanent ones
  • “Bite the bullet” and address issues head on
  • Understand your building’s demand in occupied and unoccupied times and be sure to set your building automation system (BAS) to adjust accordingly
  • Keep tenants and occupants involved in energy achievements and encourage effective communication