How to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

How to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

October 24, 2021

A penny saved is a penny earned, and if you want to make big bucks, then focus some of your energy on energy savings. Timely repairs, calculated upgrades, and routine maintenance can save you big time on energy costs in your commercial building. Mr. Electric of Dallas is here with some tips on how you can save electricity. If you would like to consult with a representative or hire a qualified electrician, then call Mr. Electric of Dallas today. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts and coupons, and ask our representative about ongoing promotional offers.

Upgrade Your Lighting

Lighting accounts for a large share of the energy consumption in commercial buildings. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to improve energy efficiency in this area. For beginners, consider upgrading to LED lighting. LED lights consume up to 90 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. Plus LED lights have a long lifespan and are better for the environment as they emit far less CO2. These lights cost more upfront, but their price has been dropping as more people opt in for LED.

It does not matter whether you are using LED lights or incandescent lights: lighting that is kept on unnecessarily is wasted electricity. At home, it is easy to remember to turn off the lights, but this becomes vastly more difficult in a large commercial building. Lighting control systems can help. Timer controlled and motion sensor lighting will automatically turn on and off to optimize energy usage. Plus, motion sensor lighting is a great security feature for outdoor areas.

Go Smart

Constantly thinking of energy usage can take a toll on your mind. Let "smart" technology do the thinking. Smart building systems have automated controls and systems in place. These comprise of sensors and integrated components that collect extensive data. For instance, a smart thermostat can be programmed to turn up during certain times and take it down a notch at other times. You can later check the data to see how the HVAC system is performing and make necessary adjustments.

Keep Up with HVAC Maintenance

Heating and cooling the commercial property use a lot of energy, but this energy usage will be multiplied if the HVAC system is outdated, faulty, or neglected. Dirty air filters and clogged ducts, for example, can force the unit to work on overdrive, wasting energy. Further, dirt and grime on sensors can disrupt the system and put temperature targets out of whack. Keep up with your HVAC maintenance as well as routine inspections to make sure everything is sailing smoothly.

Schedule Routine Inspections

If you are concerned about your electrical system, then hire the folks who specialize in the field: electricians. Do not forget to schedule your routine electrical inspections so that you can catch issues before they become problems. Damaged electrical wiring and less-than-optimal electrical design can waste energy and even increase the risk of electrocutions, electrical fires, and damaged electronics. Mr. Electric of Dallas is happy to schedule your routine electrical inspection today.