Tracking expenditures is an essential part of running a successful business. To better understand your business’ energy costs, you should consider hiring a professional energy auditor. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an energy audit can result in a 5-30% reduction in total energy costs. Here’s a closer look at what an energy audit is and how it can make your property more efficient:
EnergyStar.gov estimates that American businesses spend about $60 billion on energy every year, with water heaters, climate control systems, and light fixtures being the highest consumers. During an energy audit, a professional will inspect equipment, operating systems, and fixtures and report all malfunctions or areas for improvement.
Insulation is important for maintaining energy efficiency and indoor comfort. If a section of your insulation deteriorates, warm air will leak from your property, causing your furnace to work harder than is necessary.
Even if your building’s insulation is properly installed, there could be leaks around windows and doors, in light fixtures, and in many other places. An energy auditor uses various measurement tools to detect leaks.
Once the audit of your buildings is complete, the auditor will present you with a comprehensive energy report that includes several suggestions for increased efficiency. The report may include recommendations for conservation efforts, implementing renewable energy technology, and pursuing other sustainable solutions.
In order to determine energy efficiency and improvement measures that will reduce your energy costs, you should consider an energy audit from Energy Systems Group. In addition to energy audits, we offer a wide range of energy solutions that can help reduce your business’ carbon footprint. Visit us online at www.energysystemsgroup.com