If you own or manage a small business, you understand how it important it is to save money. Whether it’s cutting office supply expenses, finding a more affordable space to rent, or reducing utility costs, there are a few ways to minimize your small business costs. Saving energy is one of the primary methods of reducing spending. Here are some ways to cut small business costs.

#1: Install a programmable thermostat.
Fluctuating temperatures around your business can cause your heating system to use more energy than needed. So, set to one temperature and keep it there. In addition, if you keep the business closed overnight or on the weekends, don’t run the furnace at full speed. If it’s running while there is no one there, you could be wasting money. Instead, consider installing a programmable thermostat and program it to turn down when you or your employees are there.  Then, program it to turn back up right before you return. These thermostats are the best way to give business owners the control to adjust it to whatever they want – no matter where they’re at. Programmable thermostats allow you to have a more comfortable, evenly heated workspace, and it keeps the heating system functioning at peak efficiency.

#2: Clean or replace your commercial heating system filters.
This is a simple maintenance task that often gets overlooked. Dirty filters not only reduce the efficiency of your commercial furnace, but it also causes the machine to work harder. This translates to increased utility costs and extra strain on the system. We recommend cleaning or replacing your filters every other month.

#3: Schedule a commercial tune-up.
Annual tune-ups on your commercial heating system is one of the best ways to save money for your small business. Neglecting these routine appointments means the machine could be working hard. Or, there may be un-diagnosed issues that you’re not aware of that’s driving energy bills up. Contact our technicians at Specialty Heating and Cooling to get your system maintained and ready to go. We’ll check all of the internal components of the machine, clean or replace filters, check its energy efficiency, and ensure all electrical connections are secure and safe. If we notice a problem, we’ll talk to you about it so you can get it repaired right away.

Running a business involves lots of moving parts. A well-taken care of commercial heating system ensures there will be no disruptions that could cost your business. Contact us today to schedule maintenance or repair appointment, or to learn about getting a new energy efficient system installed just in time for spring.

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