Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. Cutting down the amount of energy wasted by a commercial building can save businesses a substantial amount of money.
You work hard and so does your heating system, whether that’s at a school, a factory or an office building. With winter months away, this is great time to time to take a closer look at your boiler and furnace. This way, if any serious repairs or replacements are needed, you have plenty of time to get things in order, long before the cold comes. Following a few smart tips will help you determine if it’s really time to retire your commercial furnace or boiler.
Are your overhead costs for your commercial building out of control? Some businesses may spend a lot of time looking at the expenses for their inventory, staffing and other line items while overlooking a growing energy bill. Your largest usage areas are typically ventilation and cooling, taking up a combined 43 percent of your electricity budget. Your heating is a full 80 percent of your natural gas allotment.
So how can you start cutting back?
Your commercial building's climate plays a large role in your business success. Workers can't concentrate on the tasks at hand if it's too hot or cold, and customers may take off to a competitor's if they're uncomfortable. A quality Lennox rooftop unit helps you eliminate this possibility.
You've probably heard that it's good business to keep your air conditioner cranked down low. Especially during a summer heat wave, cooler temperatures create a welcoming environment that makes customers want to stay longer or maybe even make additional trips to your store to get out of their hot apartments. Of course, this extra air conditioning isn't without a cost, but there are several steps you can take to keep your energy bills down.