Energy efficiency tip of the day (HVAC energy saving housekeeping tips)

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Energy efficiency tip of the day (HVAC energy saving housekeeping tips)

Background:

Saving the environment and saving money can be done by easy measures as checking a thermostat. That means you’re on the front line for energy-saving opportunities. Involve all the related stakeholders in your facility to spot chances to reduce the energy used by your heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. It will be good for the environment and good for the bottom line $.

Simple ideas to reduce HVAC costs

Check out your HVAC system. After you understand what kind it is, what it does and how it operates, you can identify where energy is wasted and where there are opportunities for greater efficiency. To conserve energy and cut costs, you can consider the following housekeeping energy savings tips:

 

  1. Shut down unneeded equipment (install control interlocks to shut down heating or cooling system pumps when no output is required).
  2. Shut off unneeded heat producing equipment, such as computers and photocopiers.
  3. Check and recalibrate thermostats and air and water temperature controls (use lockable covers on thermostats and automatic controls to prevent tampering).
  4. Establish minimum and maximum temperatures.
  5. Adjust airflow rates to reflect how the facility is being used (install time clocks to switch to 100 percent recirculation when spaces are unoccupied).
  6. Adjust and tighten damper links.
  7. Check belts and motor drives on fans.
  8. Check air system filters.
  9. Shut off exhaust and make-up air systems when unneeded (install economizer controls on the central air handling system to use outdoor air to replace refrigerated cooling).
  10. Replace damaged or missing insulation on pipes and ducts.
  11. Repair crushed or leaky air ducts.
  12. Clean heat exchangers, heating units and heating coils.

 

It’s easy to feel that we can’t make a difference for the environment. But we can. Some simple changes to how we use our HVAC system can add up to big energy savings that help make our facilities greener place to work with and save costs.

 

Energy efficiency tip of the day (HVAC energy saving housekeeping tips)

Energy efficiency tip of the day (HVAC energy saving housekeeping tips)

Magdy Aly

Energy manager, Energy efficiency consultant Passionate to help others to save Energy and Environment.

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