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Energy Saving Tips for Your Business

Every household or business wants to save money and energy. Contrary to popular belief, energy-saving tips for households are very similar to businesses. Learn how to save on your bills with these energy-saving tips for businesses.

Heating and Air Conditioning Energy Saving Tips:

Annual Maintenance:

Make sure to get an annual “tune-up” on your air conditioning system. Just like a car, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to perform efficiently and properly. Your system will last longer and perform better with yearly maintenance and check-ups.

Regularly Change Air Filters:

Regularly change the air filter within your AC system. This is especially important during peak cooling and heating seasons. New filters drastically improve your indoor air quality as well as your HVAC unit’s overall performance. Change every one to three months.

Take Advantage of Blinds and Shades

If it’s hot outside, try using blinds and curtains to block direct sunlight from pouring into the windows. This can greatly impact your cooling and heating costs. Depending on your building, planting trees can actively shade your facility too.

Use Fans

Use fans to maintain comfortable temperatures, humidity levels, and air movement. They can also help you save energy year-round. Rotate your fans counterclockwise in the hotter months to cool the temperatures and circulate the air. This can really take down the humidity and temperature in the building.

Plug Leaks:

Plug leaks with weather stripping and caulking. Plugging any areas where the heat or cool temperatures can get in lets you manage and control your ventilation.

Thermostats:

During hot months, adjusting your thermostat by one degree can typically save you up to two to three percent on cooling costs.

Lighting

Turn Off Lights: Turn off lights when you’re not using them. This may seem obvious, but oftentimes lights are left on by accident.

Adjust Lighting: Adjust lighting to your actual needs. Try to use as much natural daylight as you can. You may also want to switch to more energy-efficient bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs.

Office Equipment:

Turn Off Appliances:
Turning off machines when they’re not in use is a great way to save energy. Using screen savers still soaks up electricity and energy. While putting monitors to sleep is better than just leaving them on, it still uses energy. Try plugging your appliances into a power strip so it’s easy to turn on and off at the end of the day.

Consider Using Laptops:
While this isn’t always practical for every business, they do use significantly less energy than monitors.

Call Freezing Mechanical Today!

Our team of home comfort advisors and highly trained repair technicians at Freezing Mechanical Air Conditioning are here to restore your Broward or Miami home to high comfort immediately. Call us today at (305) 363-7021, or visit us online to schedule service right away!