When you have a commercial building, you’ll definitely want to keep energy consumption as low as possible. Not only is a large amount of energy consumption expensive, but it can be harmful to the environment as well. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep your building’s energy consumption low. Here are a few strategies you can use to consume less energy.
Get An Energy Audit
Having an energy audit conducted for your commercial building is the first step you should take if you plan to reduce your energy consumption. During an energy audit, a professional comes to your building and shows you the areas that need to be addressed the most. This will help you get specific information about which elements you need to address. An energy audit may even bring to light issues that you never would have thought of addressing, so make sure you get one before you take any other steps to reduce your commercial building’s energy efficiency.
Think About HVAC
If your building’s HVAC system is old, you should consider replacing it. An inefficient HVAC system will use significantly more energy than an efficient one, so make sure you have the best one possible for your building. Have an HVAC professional take a look at your current system and let them know if you’re having any issues with hot or cold spots in your building.
Get New Appliances
Like the elements of your HVAC system, you need to have the most efficient appliances to minimize your energy consumption. Make sure to get new appliances if you find that the ones in your building are old and need to be replaced. The cost of replacing them may seem large at first, but investing in energy-efficient appliances will be worth it in the long run.
Switch To LED Lighting
Using inefficient forms of lighting can put a commercial building in serious trouble when it comes to energy consumption. This is in large part because commercial buildings make use a lot more lighting than residential ones. Switching your building’s lights to LED lights will provide you will several benefits, including lasting longer than conventional lighting.
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