During cold weather spells, your heating system works harder to keep your building comfortable, which can lead to higher bills. Rocky Mountain Power recommends these five simple actions to reduce energy and maintenance costs this winter, and help ensure comfort and productivity at your business.
Get a tune up
. Have your system cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional to make sure all parts are operating properly.
. Smart thermostats provide remote control or schedule themselves based on your operating schedule.
. Repair or replace worn or damaged caulk and weatherstripping around doors and windows.
Seal duct leaks
. Examine accessible heating ductwork for leaks and seal with mastic tape. Leaky ducts allow up to 30 percent of the air moving through them to escape, wasting energy.
Check building insulation
. Hire a qualified contractor to ensure that your insulation levels meet or exceed recommended levels. Poor insulation reduces heating system performance and building comfort.