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Energy Conservation for My Business

Use the below tips to help you save money on your energy expenses.

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  • Tune-up your HVAC system at the beginning of each heating or cooling system.
  • Regularly change (or clean, if reusable) HVAC filters every month during peak heating and cooling seasons.
  • Keep indoor/outdoor coils clean.
  • Check electrical connections and pulleys, and lubricate if needed.
  • Allow sunlight to come through your windows in the winter and block the sun with shades in the summer.
  • Keep the air moving in the summer by using fans.
  • Plug any cracks or air leaks with weather stripping and caulking.
  • Minimize any duct leaks.
  • Do not over-ventilate, but be sure to follow local codes.

Lighting

  • Turn off lights and other equipment when not in use.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
  • Reduce the number of lights in the office to prevent eye strain while working on computers.
  • Install ENERGY STAR qualified exit signs.
  • Make sure outdoor lighting timers are only set for the hours needed.

Water Heating

  • Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters.
  • Install an insulation blanket on water heaters seven years of age or older.
  • Don’t set the water temperature any hotter than needed.

Refrigeration

  • Clean refrigeration coils regularly.
  • Keep doors and seals on walk-in refrigeration units in good condition.
  • Ensure units are properly defrosting.
  • Keep refrigeration units properly charged with refrigerant.