The common characteristic of each of our long-term customers has been our ability to lower their overall costs of owning and operating their HVAC systems. We develop a long-term strategy for improvement, updated continually for maximum savings.
This chart represents a standard commercial facility’s HVAC Owning and Operating Costs (source: ASHRAE Handbook). Padgett will first work with you to identify these costs, then establish a financial baseline for developing the annual saving opportunities.
The single largest expense of any HVAC system is in energy (utilities). Padgett will evaluate the current condition of your equipment and operating parameters to identify opportunities for improvement, then implement a five-step energy efficiency process to capture savings. This process includes identify no-cost/low-cost opportunities to achieve the greatest ROI.
Capital Expenditures (equipment replacement) often represents the second largest expense. The average lifespan of HVAC systems ranges from 12-20 years, depending on run-time, operating environment and level of preventive maintenance. As your facility ages, we assist with the capital planning process, prioritizing replacements based on operational sensitivity, energy efficiency and historical repairs.
This strategic approach to your HVAC assets, in tandem with a thorough preventive and predictive maintenance program, has proven to drastically lower the overall costs associated with your systems.
About the ASHRAE Financial Model
Padgett Group utilizes the industry standard financial model developed by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to customize the total HVAC Owning and Operating Cost Analysis for your facility and the associated HVAC equipment. ASHRAE is the internationally recognized organization for standards of building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability.
ASHRAE standards and guidelines are referenced in building codes and used by consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, architects, and government agencies. The chart above represents a simplified version of an average commercial building’s cost of owning and operating HVAC equipment (ASHRAE Handbook, 2011).