Energy waste can be an unexpected drain on your utility bills. When you are trying to run a successful business, every dollar counts. Don’t let energy waste prevent your business from thriving. Instead, try following these tips for reducing business energy costs this fall.
Install New Air Filters
Improving airflow and indoor air quality can go a long way towards reducing business energy costs. That’s because your commercial HVAC unit won’t have to work as hard to circulate air throughout the building; since new air filters improve air quality, it’s easier for everyone to breathe, which means that the occupants inside the building feel more comfortable than before.
Depending on the size of your building, and the industry that your company is in, you may need to change air filters more frequently. The benchmark is around three months, but you might need to change the filters every three weeks instead.
Implement Energy Management
Energy management systems are another great way to reduce energy waste and decrease energy consumption. These sensors will detect how many people are in a room and change the heating and cooling settings accordingly. As September turns to October and November looms on the horizon, you don’t want your conference rooms or server rooms to be hot or too cold. Plus, when you integrate your energy management system with your commercial HVAC, you can save up to 40% in energy costs.
Maintain Your Commercial HVAC
Another way to cut down on business energy costs is to arrange preventative maintenance for your commercial HVAC unit. Whether you choose to have upgrades or retrofits done, both are crucial parts of keeping your commercial HVAC system running smoothly. Newer models are more energy-efficient than their predecessors, and take advantage of technological improvements and better coolants. If you don’t already have a preventative maintenance agreement in place, then now is the time to secure one.
Run Energy Audits
You can’t know how much energy you’re using or not using without an energy audit. Energy audits help you get a sense of what your business energy costs are, so you’re not blindsided the next time you receive the monthly bill. The inspector conducting the audit will report back to you with any problems that they identified and how to address those problems and improve your company’s energy efficiency.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
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