From Yolo Energy Watch
It’s still air conditioning (AC) season in the Central Valley, which means AC units are logging lots of hours to beat back the heat.
In Northern California, on average one-third of a typical commercial building’s energy usage comes from HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems. Keeping cool costs money and increasing AC efficiency can reduce costs.
A new program offered through Yolo Energy Watch and local contractors provides businesses with comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) servicing at low or no cost.
The program starts with a detailed assessment of the AC unit(s), followed by regular servicing over a 3-year period to ensure optimal performance and equipment longevity.
John Mott-Smith, the Program Manager for Yolo Energy Watch, points out, “Benefits to qualifying commercial customers are substantial and include annual rebates up to $3,836 per unit, coverage of all initial tune-up costs and minor repairs, and HVAC units attaining a higher level of performance, efficiency and reliability. This is a good deal for any business.”
In Northern California, on average one-third of a typical commercial building’s energy usage comes from HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems.
The services provided are based on the new ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Standard 180, which means they’re comprehensive and stringent.
Kevin Tippit, Energy Programs Manager at Brower Mechanical, a participating contractor, says, “The best part [of the program] beyond the rebates is the scope of work the customer receives due to PG&E’s requirements, plus it’s documented for the customer on each visit.”
The program cost is offset by rebates directly from PG&E and incentives paid to the contractor. Eligible heating and air conditioning systems are either rooftop or split-systems of at least 3 tons, and cannot have been serviced under the Air Care Plus Program within the past three years.
For more information about this money saving program, visit https://www.commercialhvacqm.com/. The Yolo Energy Watch is a partnership between Yolo County and PG&E to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in homes and businesses in Yolo County.