If you own a large building, you no doubt have a lot of responsibilities when it comes to its upkeep. But even though you are already likely spending a lot of money on maintenance and repair, that does not mean you don't like to save money as much as the next guy. One area where you may be able to drastically reduce your costs by simply stepping up your maintenance game is on your commercial heating bill. Here are some tips that might help keep more money in your pocket.

Change Out the Filters More Frequently

Your commercial heating system likely uses more than one air filter across the building to get the job done. If you own an especially large building, it can be easy to overlook these filters when performing your regular maintenance, especially if you don't always go to every single part of the building while you're doing it. But keeping all of your air filters clean can help your entire commercial heating system run more efficiently. This will save you money on your heating bill and will also reduce wear and tear on the system, hopefully leading to lower long term repair costs.

Programmable is the Way to Go

Are you still using just one thermostat that controls the temperature of the entire building? It's time to call a commercial heating contractor and make a serious change. Today, you can install programmable thermostats throughout your building. This could make a huge difference on your heating bill as well as allow more of your employees to feel comfortable year round. Programmable thermostats can take the temperature up or down depending on how many employees are going to be on any given floor or space within the building at any given time. 

For example, if you have a big conference room but you only use it a couple days per week, you could set a programmable thermostat in that area to let the temperature drop on the days no one will be in the room.

Get a Regular Inspection

Even if you are the handy type of building owner,you can still benefit from bringing in a pro to perform HVAC maintenance around the building. For a large commercial building that sees a lot of use, you might want to get an inspection at the start of every new season. This pro contractor may notice problems you would not see on your own, like if your ductwork is starting to have problems and needs re-sealed.

Contact a commercial heating contractor today, such as at Mercury Tec, for more information.