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How can my business become more energy efficient?

With hot weather coming, saving on energy costs can be a challenge.

Making a business energy efficient can present challenges that you wouldn’t experience in your home. Most businesses are located in much larger spaces than a typical home. Businesses also have to think about the comfort of a wide range of employees and clients or customers. Not to worry, Action Air has some great advice on keeping everyone comfortable, while reducing your energy use over the summer!

  • Routine Maintenance

    Tune up your HVAC system on a regular basis. This will ensure maximum performance and add years to the life of your equipment.

  • Change Filters

    Change your filters regularly as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Treat your Windows

    Consider using blinds, awnings, solar film on windows, and natural vegetation to manage heat and light. Let light and heat in during the winter and keep it out during the summer.

  • Keep Air Moving

    Use fans to keep air moving and maintain a comfortable level of humidity.

  • Plug Leaks

    Use weather stripping and caulking to seal any areas where air may be escaping. You will then be able to better manage your ventilation and keep the air that has been cooled (or heated) inside.

  • Temperature Control

    During summer months, adjusting your thermostat up one degree typically can save 2-3% on cooling costs. Adjust thermostats higher when cooling and lower when heating unoccupied areas within a building (e.g. during weekends and non-working hours).

  • Prevent Thermostat Changes

    Consider installing locking devices on thermostats to maintain ideal temperature settings.

If you would like more information, contact us at our office in Clarksville, TN. We can set up an appointment to have an Action Air professional visit your business. They will be able to perform routine maintenance in order to keep your system running efficiently and also advise on more areas for you to save energy. At Action Air we have certified service technicians, qualified installers, and a knowledgeable sales staff. When You Need Action, Call Action Air!

Sources:
SBA
Ambit Energy
SRP