Save on Your Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling makes up about 40% of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why outdated HVAC systems and other structural issues could be a huge drain on your energy bill.
Your Quick Energy-Efficiency Checklist
Make sure your equipment is the right size. The most efficient sizing will require the heating system to run constantly at full load on the coldest day that the building is designed to handle.
Geothermal heat pumps transfer heat between the building and the ground. Although they cost more to install, they have low operating costs. If your building is located near a body of water, such as a pond or lake, water-source heat pumps can offer similar advantages.
The heat pipe, originally developed by NASA to cool spacecraft, lowers an air conditioner's energy consumption by 5 – 10% by improving its ability to dehumidify the air.
Consider variable speed motors and compressors. Instead of always operating at full power, these allow heat pumps and air conditioners to more closely match energy use to temperature fluctuation.
For more information, talk to your Account Executive or call our Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133.