March 26, 2012
Quality Maintenance Can Help Businesses Cut Rooftop Air Conditioning Costs by 30% and Improve Comfort
NYSERDA HVAC Business Partners Perform Maintenance Using Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Hot summer days will be here before you know it. So now is a good time for companies with rooftop air conditioners to get them serviced.
A rooftop air conditioner unit that has been properly maintained can increase customer comfort, reduce emergency calls and save businesses up to 30 percent of their air conditioning costs, depending on the condition of the unit.
This savings is possible because continued quality inspection and maintenance improves the performance and energy efficiency of the units. Quality maintenance identifies procedures to provide healthy air quality and comfortable temperatures.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) HVAC Business Partners Program supports participating HVAC technicians who use advanced diagnostic tools when inspecting and servicing HVAC units to national standards.
The use of advanced diagnostic tools allow Partners to more precisely confirm air flow and refrigerant levels before and after maintenance is performed. Improper air flow and refrigerant levels will decrease the efficiency of an HVAC unit causing the unit to work harder and increasing operating costs.
“The HVAC Business Partners Program provides a valuable opportunity for businesses to increase their energy savings and reduce the number of emergency calls,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “Proper maintenance of HVAC systems has proven to be an essential component in the process of pursuing energy efficiency in buildings.”
Partners are located across the state that can perform Quality Maintenance for building owners.
HVAC contractors who work with and primarily serve New York State customers are eligible for the HVAC Business Partners Program. Criteria for contractors interested in becoming program Business Partners include active professional trade association membership, proven management dedication to customer service and proficiency in energy efficiency design, installation and maintenance.
For additional information on NYSERDA’s HVAC Business Partners Program and the names of current partners please visit: http://nyserda.ny.gov/hvac-business-partners.
HVAC firms interested in becoming a NYSERDA Business Partner please contact NYSERDA at 1-866-904-8027 or email us at HVACpartners@nyserda.ny.gov.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
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