In Commercial Refrigeration and HVAC
It has been stated that 30% of the energy used to heat or cool a building or a commercial refrigeration unit is wasted. This is caused by old commercial refrigeration equipment, inefficient HVAC equipment, leaks in the system, over-sized compressors, out of date refrigerants, and commercial refrigeration units that were not designed correctly from the start. All of these issues can have drastic impact on a company’s bottom line due to the ever increasing cost of energy.
How Does Energy Optimization Work?
There are many ways to improve the efficiency of a commercial refrigeration or HVAC system. Some of them are expensive and some of them are not. The first step in improving the efficiency of your system and thereby reducing your energy costs would be an Energy Optimization Audit.
A technician certified in energy optimization can provide you with an audit that will clearly specify how to improve your heating and cooling efficiency. Ways to improve your energy optimization could include the following:
- Refrigerant Retrofits
- Eliminating Leaks In Your HVAC, Ventilation & Commercial Refrigeration Systems
- Installing Energy Efficient Lighting In Your Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
- Installing Modern Control Units
- Installing Variable Speed Motors On Heating and Cooling Equipment
- Upgrading To More Efficient Compressors For Your Commercial Refrigeration & HVAC Equipment
- Scheduling Regular Maintenance On Existing Refrigeration & HVAC Equipment
The recommendations from your Energy Optimization Audit can be simple and inexpensive ways to lower your energy costs or they could be more expensive. Simple, inexpensive ways to improve the efficiency of your commercial refrigeration or HVAC system could include regularly scheduled maintenance and eliminating leaks. More expensive recommendations to improve your energy efficiency could include replacing the compressors in your refrigeration equipment or HVAC system or possibly complete system upgrades.
The Results Of An Energy Optimization Audit
The bottom line is that energy savings means better business. If you’re wasting energy, and therefore money, needlessly it will continue to be a drag on your company’s profitability. An efficient business is a successful business. An Energy Optimization Audit will give you the tools, resources, and possibly even rebates necessary to improve the energy efficiency of your business.