Regardless of the season, businesses and individuals are always looking for ways to control the temperature of the space they’re in – as well as ensure the air around them is germ-free and safe to breathe. The truth is, running an inefficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can be costly due to the energy used to power them. And we know that excessive energy consumption is detrimental to the environment.

HVAC solutions in many public and private environments are required to be more efficient than ever, reducing costs and energy consumption while still providing optimum comfort and control.

Technology itself plays a pivotal role in HVAC and smart building management. Image credit: LG

Technology itself plays a pivotal role in HVAC and smart building management. Image credit: LG

Forward-thinking air-conditioner manufacturers have been working on more sustainable commercial heating and cooling solutions for decades. So, for the ultimate energy and cost savings, you’d do well to invest in one of these new, more sustainable models.

New technology solutions have various control features that sense both humidity and temperature to ensure optimum comfort and enhanced energy savings, thus leading to better cost efficiency.

Improved continuous heating technology delivers significant increases in heating time and a reduction in power consumption compared to the previous technology models. This, coupled with an inverter compressor, improves energy efficiency and enhances compressor reliability.

Despite enhancements, some units today take up nearly a quarter less floor space than their predecessors. This allows for more flexible installations that optimise space and reduce installed weight.

With the drive for sustainability becoming more and more important, cutting-edge technology like this is becoming a key enabler across numerous industries including healthcare, retail, corporate, manufacturing, government and education.

Facilities and building management are also key to managing consumption for businesses. In the case of retail/commercial property landlords and managing agents, not only is consumption important, but recoveries from tenants are a considerable contribution towards the efficiency of the business.

Recognising the major environmental and financial impact of heating and cooling can dramatically enhance the approach to optimising the operation of a commercial space. Environments designed with sustainability in mind can leverage integrated solutions working within the architecture and operation for the benefit of both the landlord and tenant.

In addition to integrated design, the technology itself plays a pivotal role in smart building management.  Innovative technology enables full visibility, monitoring and control of the HVAC system, making accurate recoveries from tenants easy and convenient.

Maintaining a commitment to energy-efficiency in a business requires a multi-pronged and continuous approach. Investing in a well-designed HVAC system mapped around the usage of the environment can help businesses reach their sustainability goals, while efficiently managing costs.

Article by LG Air Solutions South Africa