Energy Saving Tips for Commercial Plumbing and Heating
Your equipment is part of your business investment. We all know that they will degrade in time. But it would be wise to delay the depreciation of company equipment.
This is where preventive maintenance comes in. It can help decelerate your equipment’s aging – prolonging its service life. On top of that you are also saving on energy costs. The following are energy saving tips that you can use in your business.
Regularly check the air filters of your equipment. When the filters are dirty then the airflow is restricted. When that happens, your heating and plumbing equipment will tend to work harder than usual and of course consume more electricity.
Check both the coils of electric heating equipment as well as the air filters. Do you know that by doing these regular checks, you will be saving yourself about 25% of your total energy costs?
Clean your evaporator and condenser coils. Do it regularly – at least several times a week will do. Dirt and debris tends that build up in these coils will interfere with the transfer of heat.
Inspect all the surfaces of your boiler both on the water side as well as on the fire side. This inspection should be done at least once a year. Soot tends to build up quickly, which is why you should remove them as soon as possible. Soot acts as an insulator and interferes with the heat transfer.
Check the burners of your boiler. You should also do this regularly. You should also check and clean up the boiler’s furnace from time to time. Running an efficient burner can help cut costs by 17%. That represents a huge bit of savings.