Spend $200 now and SAVE $180 each year... ROI = 90%
Office Heating System Tune-up - The US average ten person office generates $278 of cost per employee for a total annual Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) cost of $2,785. Heating alone makes up 22% of an office's annual energy expenses, and costs about $1,250 each year for an office of ten employees over a 2,500 sq. ft. space. Have a professional tune-up your office heating system if it has not received one in the last year.
If your system is more than 15 years old, consider replacing it with a high efficiency system or heat pump. You may need to seal leaky ducts or insulate supply and return pipes on boilers. To boost efficiency, you can clean registers and clean or change air filters on furnaces, install radiator reflectors to avoid unnecessary heat transfer from the radiator to the adjacent exterior wall. Also consider shutting the vent damper during the off cycle to prevent heat from being drawn up the flue. By installing zone-control radiators, save even more.
Here is a checklist to help monitor your 'tune-up' pro: Inspect the filter and change or clean it as needed, check all electrical components and thermostat controls, oil the motors, and inspect the heat exchanger for cracks since one in the heat exchanger will introduce dangerous carbon monoxide. Plus, check air flow, and if diminished, clean the evaporator coil, and check the air fuel mixture. If you need to replace a furnace consider a heat pump system. For an office of ten that needs four months of heating, the average monthly cost is $312. A tune-up can save about 15% on your bills. The ROI Calculation is based on a 'tune-up' and saving about $45 a month over 4 months of the winter.
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