There are many methods a company might implement to save money, but perhaps one of the simplest is by looking for ways to get the most from the HVAC system. Your company spends a significant portion of the monthly budget on heating and air conditioning, but what if you could maintain the comfort level, but lower the spending? One such way is with weatherization.
Weatherization is defined as the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation and wind; modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency.” Or, simply put, it is opting for a more high efficiency approach to heating and cooling.
Because warm air seeks colder air, the best way to begin the weatherization process is by walking around your building with an incense stick or bottled smoke and noting where the smoke seems to be drawn towards. Most likely, the common places will be around windows, doors, and electrical outlets; however, other common locations include floors, ductwork, fans, and vents. Once problem areas have been identified, there are several different steps that can be taken to improve efficiency. Continue reading