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Energy-Efficient Tips for Your Commercial Furnace

It's no secret that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services are one of the most costly expenses for a commercial business. In fact, just cooling your space takes up 15% of the electricity used in a commercial building, with 30% of that energy lost to waste in your commercial space. By simply reducing your HVAC costs, you can not only save money, but you'll also reduce your carbon footprint and be more sustainable as a business. Your operating costs will go down, leaving you more money to invest in other ventures

Atlantis Comfort Systems offers the best commercial HVAC services, including commercial furnace installation, repair, and maintenance in Rhode Island. Our expert HVAC specialists have years of training, and they can diagnose and repair your commercial air conditioning or heating in a jiffy, ensuring there is minimal impact to your business and to your customers. Below, we'll offer up some easy energy-savings tips your small business can implement to save money, reduce waste, and impact your bottom line. Call our HVAC company today!

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Change Your Commercial Furnace Filter

This is something most people remember to do at home, but when it comes to the office, it's forgotten. The main problem with dirty air filters is that they restrict air flow, causing your furnace to work much harder than it should to push air through your ductwork. Another problem is that your air quality will be poor because not only are you pushing the caught contaminants and pollutants in the dirty filter back out into your air, but you are also not catching any more contaminants or pollutants either.

When you have dirty air filters, your commercial furnace will be more likely to have problems in the future, leading to higher maintenance costs and repairs. Instead, enlist the help of your professional commercial furnace technician, Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island, to perform regular tune-ups. Change your commercial furnace filters on a regular basis. We recommend once a month and, at the minimum, once every three months. This simple act alone can save your business about 5 to 10 percent in energy costs.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

You've probably heard this tip more times than you can count, but that's because by investing in a programmable thermostat for your commercial furnace and air conditioning system, you'll save money. Again, most of us have a programmable thermostat at home, but neglect to install one at the office, leaving your furnace system at the will of your memory.

Programmable thermostats are life-savers for commercial buildings. You can program the HVAC system to turn off or significantly down when your employees leave at night and then turn it back on in the morning. You can do this on the weekends as well. You'll be able to meet all of the needs of your workforce easily. Programmable thermostats are available in 7-day models and 5+2-day models as well.

For commercial furnace systems, it's best to partner with a professional HVAC company, such as Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island, to install your programmable thermostat as they can be a bit harder to do than a residential one.

Invest in Commercial Furnace Maintenance

You'd be amazed what a good look-over will do for your commercial furnace and HVAC system. By having someone look for inefficiencies in your furnace and commercial HVAC system, such as faulty equipment or aging components, you'll be sure to ensure your HVAC system is running optimally and not wasting any energy. Regular maintenance can help to reduce your costs by up to 40%. These commercial furnace tune-ups should be executed by a reliable, knowledgeable HVAC technician who understands how commercial HVAC systems work. Call Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island today!

Invest in a Commercial Furnace Upgrade

There is a big difference in commercial HVAC systems now than there was a decade or more ago. The technology has grown by leaps and bounds, so if you are running an old commercial HVAC system with an old furnace and/or AC unit, it may be time to upgrade your commercial HVAC equipment. ENERGY STAR-certified products offer energy savings of up to 20%, which can improve sustainability. You will use more in energy and maintenance costs if your furnace is older than 15 years old and your air conditioner is more than 10.

Atlantis Comfort Systems offers retrofitting of commercial HVAC systems in order to save you significantly on HVAC costs. With advanced digital economizer controls and sensors, you can bring in ventilated air when your system needs it to save energy as well.

Seal Your Commercial HVAC Ductwork

Your conditioned air (whether air conditioned or heated) moves through ductwork. At the seams where ductwork parts are put together, treated air can escape, not heading to the destination it was meant to. These leaks are huge inefficiencies and energy leaks that can cost your business money. By sealing your ductwork with mastic, foil tape, or blown-in duct sealant, you are effectively wrapping your ductwork in insulation, helping to stop these leaks in the first place and saving you money in energy-efficiencies. Contact Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island today.


When you partner with the best heating and air conditioning company in Rhode Island, you'll be getting the most out of your HVAC system. Atlantis Comfort Systems can perform your regular furnace maintenance, offer up commercial furnace repairs, and seal up your ductwork to ensure your HVAC system is functioning at its highest capacity. In addition, we also offer the best in commercial, multi-family, and residential air conditioning, as well as commercial and residential noise abatement. We can help with your new construction HVAC needs to get your business started off on the right foot.

Atlantis Comfort systems began in 2009 with a plan to improve the customer service offerings of commercial furnace and HVAC systems in Rhode Island. We offer only the highest-grade HVAC equipment for your home or office. We believe we've exceeded our goal of ensuring our customers' needs come first. When you need commercial furnace installation, repair, or maintenance services, give our HVAC company a call today!