Graphene Manufacturing Group shares strategies for improving your business’s energy efficiency.
With the cost of energy continuing to rise, it’s no wonder that many business owners are looking for solutions to reduce their energy bills. Below are a number of strategies that the International Energy Agency (IEA), recommends for improving your business’s energy efficiency in the long run so that you can enjoy the benefits of cost savings and less maintenance.
Install LED Lighting
Upgrading your business’s traditional incandescent or fluorescent lighting to LED light can effectively reduce your energy consumption. Furthermore, LED lighting has a longer lifespan, requires much less maintenance, and consumes less electricity. This means a reduction to your energy costs, while also lowering your maintenance expenses.
Make the switch to energy-efficient appliances
Another effective way to make your business more energy-efficient is to replace your existing equipment, machinery and appliances with more energy-efficient models. When sourcing new appliances, look for options with ENERGY STAR certification, which indicates compliance with energy efficiency standards. Some of this equipment, such as air conditioning units, can be further optimised by a graphene coating.
Window Upgrades and Insulation
Properly insulated windows can help to minimise heat transfer, effectively reducing the workload on your heating and cooling systems. Thus, if the windows in your business are on the older side, you should consider upgrading to energy-efficient window styles with double or triple glazing. Less heating and cooling loss means less money spent on your business’s air conditioning.
Adjust Your Heating and Cooling Temperatures
Turning down the heating and cooling in your business can yield substantial cost savings. Lowering the temperature during colder months ensures that less energy is consumed, reducing heating expenses. Similarly, in warmer seasons, dialling back the air conditioning helps decrease electricity usage and lowers cooling costs. Adjusting your settings by only a few degrees impacts the comfort in your business minimally, while helping you to save money.
GMG’s recommendation: Apply an efficiency-improving coating to your HVAC systems
At GMG, we provide another strategy to reduce your energy bill – coating your HVAC systems, such as your air conditioning units, with an efficiency-improving coating.
A typical office building HVAC system (such as air conditioning units) accounts for approximately 40% of total building energy consumption and 70% of base building energy consumption – HVAC is also a major energy user in other non-residential building types. A solution to cutting costs in this high-energy area is THERMAL-XR®.
Graphene-based, thermal-conductive coatings, such as THERMAL-XR®, can improve the conductivity of heat exchange surfaces and improving the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Furthermore, THERMAL-XR® coating also protects these systems from corrosion, meaning you will also spend less on maintenance and replacement costs.
With today’s high energy costs, it’s never been more important to ensure that you’re doing everything you can to make your business more energy efficient. If you want to protect your HVAC assets and reduce your energy bill, contact us about THERMAL-XR® today!