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Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Schmidt Mechanical Group

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Are you a small business owner beginning to realize you spent a bit too much on energy bills in 2014? Make 2015 a year of efficiency.

Bring better energy habits to your business with these tips for saving below:

Invest in an annual maintenance contract. Wait, I thought we were saving money? You are! An annual tune-up and HVAC inspection will help your office to operate at optimal efficiency – saving you money on your monthly energy bills.

Change filters monthly. A dirty filter inhibits good air flow, causing your unit to work harder than it has to. Change them monthly to ensure your energy is only in use when it absolutely needs to be.

Become a fan of fans. Fans help to circulate air eliminating some air conditions, like humidly, that might otherwise be uncomfortable and cause you to lower the temperature. Fans also allow you to keep your system set about three degrees warmer and still feel the same level of comfort.

Adjust lighting as needed. Open those blinds and rely on natural daylight when possible. Upgrading from incandescent light bulbs may also be a solution.

Turn off equipment when not in use. Many people falsely believe that leaving equipment on extends its lifetime. Though true with older mainframe computers, today it is just an opportunity to spend more on energy.

Schmidt Mechanical is a full service residential and commercial A/C, heating, and refrigeration company. Our highly trained technicians are licensed to perform the necessary services to keep you feeling comfortable in your home all year round. For more information on our services, or to speak with a representative, visit our website. Schmidt Mechanical is LIVE on social media. Connecting with us has never been so easy! Like us on FacebookFOLLOW us on Twitter and Connect with us on Google+ to keep up with the latest home improvement tips.

 

 

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