Lower Your Commercial Utility Bill

Take these tips into consideration if you are looking to cut down your commercial energy costs. At ACR Energy Systems, Inc., we want to save your business money while keeping your clients comfortable. Efficient equipment, preventative maintenance and these tips will put you on the path to a lower commercial utility bill.

Please contact ACR Energy Systems, Inc. if you would like more information on reducing the operating costs of your commercial business appliances and HVAC system.

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  • Consider a programmable thermostat to save you money and maintain a consistent climate in your commercial business buildings or structures.
  • Keep your commercial HVAC system well-maintained.
  • Turn off lights when you leave an office or building for more than a minute or leave the building entirely. Use compact fluorescent lights for longer lasting bulbs.
  • Close all doors and windows to keep your commercial system operating economically.
  • Use the sunlight to your advantage. In the winter, keep curtains and shades open. In the summer, reduce the amount of direct sunlight by keeping shades closed.
  • Use ENERGY STAR® commercial equipment to guarantee operational efficiency.
  • Install fans throughout your commercial buildings to cut energy bills dramatically.
  • Keep your commercial heating and a/c filters clean. Ask us at ACR Energy Systems, Inc. what the proper filter is for your commercial building and structure needs!
  • Fix any leaks. A drop of water every second can result in 165 gallons per month!
  • Install faucet features that conserve water.
  • Do not block vents inside the offices of building with carpet or furniture.
  • Set the thermostat as close to the outside temperature as comfortably possible. 78 degrees for the summer and 68 degrees for the winter are ideal.
  • Have your commercial AC equipment inspected by ACR Energy Systems, Inc. before the first heat wave comes.
  • AC units can only cool down an area so quickly. Make sure you do not wait until your office or building space is unbearably hot before turning it on.
  • Install an attic fan – it can cool your building structure’s attic by nearly 30°!
  • Install fans and run them to keep your commercial businesses comfortable in the summer months. During the summer, the blades of the fan should face forward to blow air downward.
  • Keep the blinds and curtains closed to keep excess heat out.
  • White blinds and window treatments will reflect the sunlight away from the commercial buildings.
  • Plant trees and shrubbery around your outside commercial unit to keep it shaded. Your system will use 10% less electricity than a unit in the direct sunlight.
  • Keep debris away from outdoor unit and keep the AC coils clean.
  • Planting trees around your buildings and windows will limit the direct sunlight and improve operational costs.
  • Do not put lamps and electronic devices that produce heat too close to a thermostat, because it may cause the thermostat to think the office of building is warmer than it actually is.
  • Have your commercial air conditioning system checked by our ACR Energy System, Inc. professionals to make sure it is running efficiently.
  • Do not overly adjust the commercial building’s thermostat. Raising it a couple of degrees while you are away will help you reduce energy consumption by around 4%.
  • Set your thermostat to “fan on” status when cooling your offices or structural space to keep air circulating.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your commercial heating systems will save one percent of your total heating bill for each degree your thermostat is set back in the winter.
  • Don’t wait to turn your commercial heating system on. Make sure it works and the filters are changed before the temperature drops. Contact our ACR Energy Systems, Inc. professionals if it is not working properly.
  • Turn back the temperature on the thermostat when you leave the office or building.
  • Open blinds on sunny days to bring in additional heat, especially the blinds on the south side of the building structure.
  • Check rthe entryways to your commercial buildings for drafts, look for cracks in and around your windows where you may be losing heat, and correct them.
  • Shut the doors of rooms and closets that are not in use.
  • Set the fans in reverse so that the warm air is circulated around the office or building space.
  • Ask our ACR Energy Systsms, Inc. professionals to inspect the condition of the insulation. It should have at least 6 inches of good insulation and enough air pockets to contain cold air.
  • Close any fireplace dampers. and vents when they are not being used. An open damper or vent can waste a lot of warm air.
  • Have any fireplace chimneys cleaned and inspected regularly.
  • Install glass doors on the fireplace for additional insulation.
  • Have your furnace looked at by an ACR Energy Systems, Inc. professional to make sure it is operating optimally.
  • Space heaters are dangerous and expensive to leave running. Avoid using space heaters if possible.

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