Businesses have a variety of costs that are required to keep things running smoothly. For many business owners and company managers, saving money is always on their minds. Did you know that saved energy translates to saved money? Here are some tips on how to save energy in your commercial building.
#1: Know your energy usage.
Take note of how much energy your building uses on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. This not only gives you the information you need for your budget, but it also helps you determine if you can cut back. Wasted energy increases your utility bill. It also puts excess wear on tear on the machines in your building – especially your HVAC system.
#2: Schedule your preventative maintenance appointment.
Annual tune-ups on your heating and cooling system are an important part of saving energy in your commercial building. If you neglect these routine appointments, your system is probably working harder than it needs to. That means your energy bills will be higher. Make sure you contact our experienced team of technicians at Specialty Heating and Cooling for your routine annual service appointments. We will clean your air filters, look closely at all of the components of your commercial HVAC machine, and ensure all electrical connections are secure. We will also double check that there are no parts that need to be replaced or repaired. When it comes to your commercial building, reliable machinery is a must-have.
#3: Control the temperature of the building.
Maintaining a steady temperature inside your building is one of the best ways you can make a dent in your energy usage. So, if don’t need to heat or cool your building day and night, turn down the thermostat to an energy savings mode. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to help keep the temperature adjusted properly during non-business hours. You can also do this when there are no employees or customers inside.
#4: Replace old machines.
If the commercial heating and cooling system in your business is between 15 and 17 years old, it is probably not as energy efficient as newer models. Not to mention, it may be prone to breakdown. This could be an expensive surprise that your financial forecasting didn’t allow for. At Specialty Heating and Cooling, we will work with you to determine which commercial system is right for your space and most importantly, your budget.
Autumn is right around the corner and it’s a great time to get your system checked out. Contact us today!