Providing commercial services is costly, with energy costs being a major chunk of that overall expense. During the cold winter months, maintaining a comfortable temperature for your employees and customers at an affordable rate can be a challenge. However, there are a few steps you can take to save on your heating bills:
Many power utility and energy companies offer free energy audits, where the utility will examine your winter energy usages and practices and let you know of ways you can increase efficiency and reduce costs. Since it's free, why not? You could get valuable information on saving some cash.
Depending on where you work, there are various energy solutions for your heating needs. Propane, natural gas, electricity and fuel oil are just a few of the possibilities. And among those energy sources, there are usually several providers who would love to get your business. This healthy competition gives you the ability to shop around and find a different company who can provide your heating needs for a few cents less per gallon or kilowatt hour.
During days and hours when your commercial building isn't used or occupied, it doesn't make sense to keep the indoor temperature at the usual level. Since these times are often in the evening and over the weekends, find a programmable thermostat that allows you to lower the ambient indoor temperature when no one notices it's a little chilly inside the building.
HVAC air filters get clogged and need replacement every few months or so. When the air filter is at the end of its life, it can make it harder for the HVAC to move air through it. So make sure your air filters aren't past their replacement time and are allowing the best flow of air possible.
Look around to find any drafts that might be allowing warm air to escape outside and cold air to sneak inside. It's amazing how much warmer an office can feel simply by fixing a leaky window or door, and all the while you're using less energy.
To learn more about ways you can reduce your commercial services heating costs, get in touch with our team at Climate Control today to schedule your business’s energy audit.