Retrofitting Your Building Saves Money and Energy

Are you looking to improve the energy efficiency of your commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system? If so, retrofitting is one of the best ways you can go about it, whether you decide to replace your current unit or not. Dutton & Garfield, Inc. has provided professional retrofitting services to the community of Hampstead, New Hampshire, and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. This blog highlights some top benefits of hiring Dutton & Garfield to retrofit your commercial building.

Reduce Utility Costs

One of the most obvious benefits of retrofitting a commercial building is the monthly savings on your utility bill. When you have a “smart” building, you can expect to reduce your energy costs by up to 15 percent. Any business would welcome such a dramatic drop in their operational costs. By retrofitting, you benefit from more efficient HVAC models, more automation options, and better programming, which all adds up to significant monthly savings.

Cut Back on Repair Expenses

An unexpected repair bill for heating, air conditioning, or ventilation can wreak havoc on your company’s budget. However, you need to anticipate this with older units that have not gone through the retrofit process. Retrofitting ensures that your HVAC system is in the best possible condition and the best way to avoid major breakdowns. If you want to reduce the likelihood of repair costs, even more, we highly recommend that you schedule preventive maintenance for your HVAC unit every spring and fall.

Improve Comfort and Air Quality

Did you know that outdated and inefficient HVAC systems are the leading cause of sick building syndrome? This term refers to frequent respiratory illness and chronic disease suffered by people living or working in a poorly ventilated building. Employees who work in a so-called sick building frequently complain of these symptoms:

  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to odors
  • Itchy eyes and skin
  • Skin rashes
  • Vague aches and pains

Obviously, workers who are often sick cannot be as productive as they would be if they felt well. Investing in retrofitting sends a positive message to your employees that you care about their health and well-being. You might even see an overall boost in employee morale. Clients or customers who visit the building often are sure to notice and appreciate the difference as well.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Retrofitting involves much more than improving your HVAC system. It also refers to using green energy practices from the time of building design to construction, maintenance, renovation, and future deconstruction.

Examples of other upgrades you may want to consider are using recycled or repurposed content for remodeling projects, landscape features that require less water than normal, and adding or removing windows or doors.  Solar design is another popular green energy concept.

Request a Quote for Retrofitting Services Today

Hire the experts that have been in business for more than 50 years to bring your old or non-energy efficient building up to today’s standards. All you need to do is complete this form or call 603-329-5300 to receive a cost estimate and schedule a start date for your project.