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3 Critical Aspects of Building Winterization


There are three critical aspects of commercial building winterization: energy savings, occupant comfort and disaster prevention. Wherever you’re located, building winterization should figure into your annual budget. Ignore it, and you’ll find some unpleasant surprises included with your annual expenses.

As a building manager, it’s your job to make sure the three critical aspects of winterization are all addressed before the temperatures begin to drop. Our HVAC experts discuss these three aspects in this post.

Energy Savings

Whatever the size of your building or the scope of your operations, budgets are of the utmost importance. This means you can’t take energy use for granted. To save on energy, your heating system should be highly efficient, and the heating requirements of every room should be addressed separately. After all, not all rooms are the same size, and some are used more often than others by a larger number of people.

An HVAC system’s energy use is also affected by its performance, so it’s important not to skimp on regular maintenance. Energy use and air quality can be improved with cleaning and upkeep.

Occupant Comfort

The size and capacity of your heating equipment matter–as does the timing of its operation–if your building is to be comfortable enough for the employees and guests who occupy it.

Disaster Prevention

The middle of a snowy winter is the worst time for a winterization disaster such as a burst pipe. It can even put safety and wellbeing in jeopardy. A building with a water system that’s completely ignored before winter is likely to have major problems when freezing temperatures come around.

The good news is you don’t have to go it alone. Building winterization is serious, and you need all the help you can get. HVAC experts are happy to provide the services you need to ensure the readiness of your building.

John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is ready to help you with your winterization requirements. Call us today at (760) 276-6690 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We work with home and building owners and managers in California.