Winter is almost here, which means sky-high heating bills. While many companies will spend a small fortune to keep their facility warm this season, it doesn’t have to be that way. Just follow these five steps to winterize your business and save energy.
Seal Air Leaks Around Your Facility.
If you have air leaks around your business, your money could be going out the window – literally. Drafty windows and doors can spike your heating bill by about 20%, so make sure to seal them up using weatherstripping or a caulking gun.
Have Your Heating System Tuned Up.
During a tune up, a trained HVAC technician will clean, replace, and inspect the various components of your heating system. These annual maintenance services can pay for themselves by reducing energy consumption and increasing the lifespan of your unit.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat.
A programmable thermostat enables you to preset your desired temperature for different times of the day and days of the week. This allows you to save energy year-round by automatically turning off your HVAC equipment when the office is empty – such as overnight and on the weekends.
Improve Your Insulation.
Inadequate insulation will result in significant heat loss (and cold air loss during the summer). A professional energy audit can tell you whether or not your insulation levels are up to par, and what you can do to fix them if they are not.
Invest in Power Monitoring Equipment.
Power monitoring equipment allows you to view how much energy your facility in using in real time. Better yet, you can pinpoint this energy consumption down to specific operations, departments, and even pieces of equipment (such as your HVAC system).
Using power monitoring equipment, you can easily identify areas of weakness within your company, and develop energy-savings programs to reduce and eliminate these inefficiencies. In fact, many Electro Industries customers report reducing their energy consumption by up to 20% after switching to our products. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.