The world is going through a tough time financially after COVID. For several reasons, many corporations are considering saving and cost-cutting after 2020. One of the main things you might be thinking about is the reduction of the office heating and Air Conditioning bills, specifically in the winter months when the rates tend to spike.
In this article we discuss 5 cool ways of bringing down the heating bill of your office space, home, or commercial building.
Bringing down the thermostat for a while
During the winter season, everyone wants their workspace to be as warm and toasty as possible so that the employees can focus on their work comfortably. The heating system bill goes up as a consequence. However, if you are looking for an alternative way to bring the bill down, you can lower the thermostat of your heater by 8 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit for around six hours per day. This helps save those extra bucks you give away for heating and air conditioning.
The nice thing about turning down your thermostat is that it can be done when you are away for lunches or meeting hours throughout the day and do not notice the change. Consider bringing down the thermostat at night because, at that time, you are not in your office space.
You can schedule a time when you want the thermostat to be lowered, and you don’t have to do it every time.
Regular maintenance of your Heating and Air Conditioning equipment
One of the best tried and tested ways of bringing the heating bills of your office heating equipment is to choose good quality, reliable and trustworthy brands for your working space. More than installing a piece of excellent quality equipment is required. You also have to ensure that the equipment is regularly maintained and that any processing faults are immediately addressed so that you only pay what you should in the name of repair and bills.
Say no to using oversized heating equipment.
As a business owner, you are the best person to choose a piece of heating equipment because you know your workspace better than anyone else. Ensure that the equipment you choose for your office heating system is the right size. In such a case, choose equipment that does its heating job effectively and is light on the pocket too. Also, ensure that it is regularly maintained.
Seal heating ducts to save energy.
Ducts transfer air between a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump. They can be significant power drains and save money if secured properly. Duct enclosure and insulation can boost the effectiveness of your air conditioning and heating system by up to 20%. When installing a heating system for the office, focus on sealing heating ducts to retain heat in the office workspace.
Reduce heating/cooling loss spaces as much as possible
In winter, when heating systems are working, you must ensure that the heat loss is the least to keep the room warmer for a long period. Looking for places where heat (or air conditioning) can escape is the easiest way to conserve energy at work. It's meaningless to pay to heat or cool the outdoors!
At the office, cover all areas which allow air from the outside to enter and vice versa. That would bring the need to run the heating system down and help bring the bill down.
Saving heat and maintaining heating equipment is one of the best decisions a business can take to keep the bill in check.