Tips on Making Your Business More Energy Efficient
One great way to do make your business as energy-efficient as possible is by lowering some of your recurring costs, like utility bills. Improving the energy performance of your place of business is a win-win situation because it lowers your bills while helping the environment.
The following are some tips you can use to improve your business’s energy efficiency in Lehigh Valley, PA.
1. Use Laptops
Do you use a lot of desktop computers to run your business? If so, consider switching to laptops. Laptops typically use around 80% less energy than their desktop counterparts. You may be surprised at how much this adds up over the years.
2. Automated HVAC System
If your HVAC system is left running all night while no one is in the office, then it’s running 33% more than it has to at minimum. Consider upgrading your office’s thermostat to an automated model that will turn your cooling or heating system on or off without manually controlling it. This will save you hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars annually on your utility bills.
3. Get New Appliances
Consider purchasing new Energy-star rated appliances for your office’s kitchen and break room. Used refrigerators, microwaves, and other appliances can be attractive because of the low upfront price in owning them. New appliances may cost more at first, but they will save you the cost of the difference plus more when you consider the savings on your energy costs.
4. Open the Windows
You don’t have to turn on the air conditioner every time it starts to get warm. Try opening the windows on a spring day to let the cool air in. This will help you by both cooling your office without running the HVAC system and improving the air circulation in your business.
If you are interested in improving your office’s energy use, contact Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for more information. We have been serving the Lehigh Valley area for six decades. We offer a variety of services for commercial customers, including maintenance, installation, retrofitting, and emergency repair. Call us today for all your HVAC system needs!