Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Heat and cool your business more efficiently
Heating and cooling your business may seem pretty straightforward but there are actually a variety of electric technologies you can use—many of which can save you money.
These electric heating and cooling technologies operate with 100% or more energy efficiency:
- Electric plenum heaters
- Electric boilers
- Thermal-storage systems
- Radiant-heat systems
- Heat pumps
- Fan-forced heating
- Baseboard heating
- Snow and ice elimination systems
- Heat-recovery air exchangers
- Air conditioning
Tips for reducing your heating and cooling costs
- Service your heating and cooling systems every year for peak operational efficiency and safety.
- Invest in programmable thermostats that can automatically adjust the temperature of your workplace when no one is working.
- Adjust settings to use as low a setting as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
- Clean or replace filters regularly as recommended by manufacturers.
- Clean air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed.
- Make sure air returns and registers are not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or other objects.
- Use ventilating fans wisely, turning them off as soon as they have done the job. Depending on where they are used, a ventilating fan will complete 8–15 air changes per hour (ACH). If left running when not needed, this will cause your heating or cooling system to run more often.
- Plant windbreaks and shady trees outside your facilities to help reduce heat loss from winds and heat gain from summer sun.
Analyze and manage your energy use
Is your business on interval metering? Find out how much energy you’re using and how you can lower your use—and costs—with our PowerProfiler tool.