Businesses Cut Costs Consuming Energy Intelligently

Businesses can cut costs and consume energy more intelligently by making a few smart changes with their HVAC system retrofits, upgrades and other carbon footprint programs. Over the years, my team and I at Atlantic Westchester, Inc. have developed programs to offer continuous energy monitoring services to optimize HVAC system performance and ensure that all aspects of energy consumption in buildings are addressed.

Below, are some tips on how to consume energy intelligently which will lead to saving money in the long run:

1) Companies can consume energy intelligently with their HVAC system:
HVAC systems in typical commercial buildings are responsible for 41% of total U.S. energy use, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy — so keeping those systems running at peak efficiency is key to managing your energy usage and cost. To consume energy intelligently, buildings can raise or lower the thermostat two degrees, or as much as comfort allows, to reduce HVAC system run time. Tax and utility incentives are available to help offset the cost.

2) Maintaining a building’s HVAC system is important:
Clean, well operating systems will provide reliable, efficient service during the extreme weather days. Dirty or old, battered systems will breakdown more often and continually become less efficient with age. Dirty equipment will also have a direct effect on your utility bill as the cost to operate will be higher.

3) Implementing LED lighting is a quick solution to save energy:
LED lighting technology has come a long way in the last few years and the cost to implement has dropped substantially. The replacement lights operate at a cooler temperature than the lights they replace thereby reducing the heat load during cooling season. By implementing LED lighting in offices, companies will reduce their energy costs immediately. Adding LED lights in an office is quick and simple to calculate saved energy consumption.

4) Adding solar panels will reduce electricity consumption:
Solar panels to a building are an excellent addition if space and layout is favorable. Tax rebates and utility incentives have made it such that installing solar system can be very cost effective. By adding solar panels, the building will generate electricity allowing the cost per kilowatt to decrease.

About Atlantic Westchester, Inc.:
Located in Bedford Hills, NY, Atlantic Westchester has been providing service to its valued customers since 1961. They offer a wide range of commercial/industrial HVAC solutions for businesses, institutions and local government. Each project is customized for all clients across the NY Metro Area. Atlantic Westchester has the experience, qualifications and industry certifications to properly maintain the long-term efficiency and integrity of HVAC systems. Not only do they service HVAC systems, but they provide maintenance programs, remediation services, intelligent control systems, and help owners to find energy-efficient solutions. For more information about Atlantic Westchester Inc., please visit

About Author: Bud Hammer, President of Atlantic Westchester, Inc., a commercial and industrial HVAC business located in Bedford Hills, NY

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