Optimizing HVAC: Advantages for Building Owners
Lower your operating costs with the Commercial HVAC Optimization Program
Poor heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance, or choosing to operate equipment until it breaks, called "run to failure," can be costly. These choices can lead to high emergency repair charges, reduced unit life and potential equipment replacement costs of $5,000 or more. The issues can also lead to conflicts between you and your tenants, longer vacancy times and reduced property value.
As a building owner, you can avoid many of these problems. Ask your contractor to switch to a proactive Commercial HVAC Optimization Program. Download PG&E's Commercial HVAC Optimization Program (PDF, 191 KB).
Understand the benefits of proactive HVAC maintenance
Proactive HVAC maintenance can help lower your upkeep costs by as much as 40 percent. Optimal HVAC performance can also positively affect the health, comfort and productivity of your building.
Talk to your contractor about optimizing HVAC maintenance or find participating contractors. Visit Participating Contractors. PG&E participating contractors have completed training in national standards set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).
Earning money back
You can earn a rebate of up to $959 per HVAC unit when you enroll in the three-year HVAC service agreement and maintain your HVAC units to specified standards. Additional rebates are available for optional retrofit add-ons.