How to Lower High Costs of Heating

Winter is upon us and judging by the low temperatures and heavy snow it is likely to remain cold until spring relieves us with some much-needed warmer weather. During the cold winter months, facility managers sometimes struggle to keep their buildings warm without running up the electric bill. To help you avoid the high costs of heating, here are a few simple tips on how to Lower heating costs and, in general, reduce operating costs during cold weather.

Maintenance

Make sure you are up to date on any and all repairs your heating system may require. Routine maintenance will make sure that your heating equipment can withstand any extreme changes in temperature.lower heating costs with natural heating

Water Usage:

To ensure reduced energy use, have the water heater set to the lowest useful temperature. This will avoid using excess energy that makes the water too hot. This will help regulate water usage.

Automated Controls:

Monitor your building’s temperature changes. Find the right temperature for your building and invest in automated controls. Let sensors determine when its “too cold” instead of the guy that’s always freezing. This will help avoid costly temperature fluctuations as well.

Keep it Closed:

It seems pretty obvious, but be sure to keep any building openings closed if you plan on using a heating system to regulate the facility’s temperature. The same goes for doors, open ducts, wall louvers, and ventilators. Preventing cold air from entering will ensure your thermostat is reading the interior correctly and not expending energy on unnecessary heating.  For Natural Ventilation systems where you have process heat generation to aid in heating your building, make sure you keep your dampers closed.

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Natural Heat:

Even in the middle of winter, you may find some days when the sun’s natural heat will help with keeping your facility warm. We suggest to utilize Daylighting devices to make sure you’re fully taking advantage of sunlight.  Use this time to lower the heat, and save on energy, only needing the temperature to go back up after the sun has set.

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