Tips and Tricks to Help Businesses Save on Utilities

Businesses, like everyone else, need to keep expenses to a minimum. Why pay more for something you don't need to? Why pay more in utilities? Why pay more in an emergency service call for your HVAC system? You don't have to. Follow these tips to keep HVAC expenses reasonable.

Tip 1 - unless you have a business that requires a lot of really hot water, set your hot water heater's thermostat to 120. Manufacturer setting is usually 140, which isn't usually necessary.

Tip 2 - Replace air conditioning and dryer filters. Clogged air filters can lead to air conditioners and dryers breaking down. Even without the issue of a broken down air conditioner or dryer, the appliances are working harder to run and using more energy.

Tip 3 - Do you have a refrigerator in your break room? Check the temperature on the refrigerator and freezer. Refrigerators only need to be between 37-40 degrees and the freezer should be about 5 degrees. Keeping your break room refrigerator full will also help lower utility bills because the refrigerator doesn't have to work so hard to keep everything cool. Good reason to stock up on treats for your employees, right?

Tip 4 - Clean your break room refrigerator - and we don't mean the, "On Friday, any food left in the fridge goes," we mean, dust the coils underneath and behind the refrigerator, so the refrigerator doesn't have to work so hard to keep the temperature down.

Maintaining your systems will also help with utility bills. The more efficient the system, the less your utility bills will be. Call F.E. Moran Mechanical Systems to get your HVAC system commissioned and start reducing your bills today 847-291-9101.