Energy makes up a big portion of the total bills those with industrial properties pay. In order for energy consumption to below, reasonable measures should be put into place. Below are the tips for achieving efficiency in industrial power usage.
Ensure you reduce usage of daylight. Your property can get natural lights from windows and skylights. You can get modern energy efficient windows fitted on your new property to avoid needing an artificial light when natural light is much outside. Also, cooling and heating of the property will be unnecessary. For buildings that are already built, more windows should put in place facing the direction with sufficient lights.
Reduce the HVAC system load. HVAC systems are also responsible for consuming a high amount of energy consumed in a building. In order to increase the efficiency of your HVAC systems, you can install a programmable thermostat to reduce energy consumption. Your doors, roofs, and windows can be properly sealed to avoid loss of heat/cold from a building. Cogeneration lowers the load on HVAC systems by directing the waste heat from power production to warm spaces and heat water.
Ensure you service air compressors and motors. Industrial air compressors consume and wastes huge amounts of energy. While some have a poor design, others are improperly managed. Ensure your compressors go through checks and maintenance more often in order to be sure about their functioning. Ensure they are run using the needed pressure and issues causing the pressure to drop to get addressed. When air compressors work as they should, there is efficient energy consumption. In order to attain energy efficiency, motors should be regularly maintained and replaced.
Ensure the equipment not in use is turned off. Human beings are forgetful of the small tasks including turning off the equipment not being used. In addition, electronic devices left plugged in continue to use power even though they have been switched off. Ensure you have built-in-timer power bar to ensure items not unplugged are switched off when not in use. Also, occupancy sensors can get integrated with HVAC system in order for air to be circulated in areas with occupants.
You should involve every employee in energy saving. Come up with an energy-saving plan and encourage every staff to give contributions. When employees see a plan with their ideas being put into action, they will be motivated to be takers of the action and laid out procedures to help in reducing energy consumption. Ensure you motivate employees to be accurate in tracking energy usage in their workstations and reward those whose consumption reduces. Moreover, educate every employee on new energy-saving practices, sensors, and equipment.