How to Save Energy
Energy consumption tends to take up a significant portion of a company’s resources. By taking the steps to save energy, you will often be able to reduce your expenses and increase your profit margin. You can save energy by adding building intelligence, maintaining your various systems, and taking the steps to reduce your energy use. This tends to save you a significant amount of money, as well. As the weather slowly starts to get warmer with the approach of spring, it may be time to start considering the various strategies that you can use to cut your cooling costs. Here are a few of our tips to help you save energy and cut your cooling costs.
Add Building Intelligence
Building intelligence tends to be one of the most effective strategies to help you save energy. When you implement building intelligence, you will be able to more effectively monitor the energy consumption of your building. This will enable you to make more effective changes regarding the use of your energy. When you are able to add building intelligence, you will often be able to minimize your energy expenditure.
Automate your Systems
One of the major ways businesses waste energy is by forgetting to stop regulating the temperature in the building when no one is present. When you automate your systems, you can ensure that your systems are only operating when necessary. This will help you to limit the amount of energy that you use. It can also help to ensure that the building remains at a comfortable temperature only when the building is occupied.
Change Air Filters
Regularly changing the air filters is an important step in maintaining the various systems of your home. When air filters become dirty or clogged, they will force the system to work harder in order to maintain the same quality of environment. It is important to change your air filters on a regular basis in order to minimize these problems. This can greatly enhance the efficiency of your HVAC system, which will reduce the amount of energy required to regulate the temperature. This also helps to keep the system in better condition for a longer period of time.
Upgrade your System
As the various systems of your building get older, they will stop to work as efficiently as possible. In addition, they may fall into disrepair which will further increase the required energy. When you update your system, you will be able to ensure that it is able to function with the use of lower amounts of energy. New improvements in technology are often focused on improving energy efficiency and reducing energy expenses. By upgrading your various systems, you are better able to reduce your energy costs.
Many people simply turn their air conditioner up all the way when the home is hot, in the hopes that it will cool the building down faster. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly how an HVAC system works. Set your thermostat to the temperature that you want, not the coolest that it will go. When you turn the thermostat down all the way, the machine will operate at the same speed. When it reaches your desired temperature, it will continue working and will use more energy to cool your building even further than you want. However, when you have the thermostat set to the temperature that you want, it will stop once it reaches the right temperature.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can be another great way to reduce your cooling costs. By circulating cool air throughout the building, the fans can reduce the amount of cool air that your building will have to create. This, in turn, keeps the building more comfortable with the consumption of less energy.
At Vitality, we are passionate about ensuring that you are able to save energy and improve your building’s efficiency. We can help to provide superior building intelligence to ensure that your building is able to operate as effectively as possible. By adding this intelligence to your building, you will be able to ensure that your energy is put to the best use, which can reduce your overall expenses. For more information about how you can save energy and cut your cooling costs, contact us at Vitality today!