This winter, parts of the United States were subjected to record low, sub-zero temperatures. Weather like this can have a serious impact on your company’s budget. Due to the extreme cold, your commercial HVAC system needs to work extra hard to keep your space warm. This means increased wear and tear on the system itself and increased energy costs from the system running longer. Here are some tips for managing those impacts.
Carefully Track Energy Consumption
The first step to managing the impact of extreme temperatures is to figure out how much energy is actually being used on the super cold days versus a regular day. Knowing how much energy is being used will tell you what weather conditions cause your usage to increase. Finding a correlation between weather conditions and energy costs helps you to create a more accurate budget.
Budgeting for Extreme Temperatures
You know that extreme cold will cause your commercial HVAC system to work harder, which will cost you more money. It is important that you budget for these changes. Fluctuations in energy usage during extreme cold can be extreme as well, so planning for these changes will minimize issues when the energy bill comes.
Winterize Your Property
One of the best ways to manage extreme weather impacts is to make sure the building is properly sealed and insulated and keep your commercial HVAC system properly maintained. Replace cracked weather stripping and make sure windows are properly sealed, and make sure there’s nowhere else that’s letting the cold air in. For the HVAC unit, keep the coils clean, and replace filters and fan belts whenever necessary.
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