As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. From balancing budgets to managing employees, running a successful business is no simple feat. Not to mention, it’s not cheap either. If you own and operate a business, you likely try to cut costs where you can. One of the easiest ways to do so is to improve the energy efficiency of your commercial space! When you improve energy efficiency, you’ll enjoy lower heating and cooling costs, among many other benefits. If you aren’t sure where to start, make these simple changes to boost efficiency.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Lighting your space can be costly, especially if it’s a large building. Consider upgrading traditional incandescent lightbulbs to LEDs to help cut costs and save energy. LEDs last 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs, minimizing the hassle of replacement while saving money. Not to mention, they use 90% less energy than traditional light bulbs.
In addition to upgrading from incandescent lightbulbs to LEDs, you can invest in motion-sensor lights if that makes sense for your space. For example, a large office building with long hallways may benefit from motion-sensor lights, as there isn’t a need to illuminate hallways when not in use.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Another simple way to improve energy efficiency is by installing a programmable thermostat. With a traditional thermostat, you have to constantly change the temperature to ensure you’re not using unnecessary energy if no one is around. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it to a schedule and the thermostat will adjust as needed throughout the day. Not to mention, many programmable thermostats allow you to control the temperature from your phone, so you don’t even need to be at the office to make any changes! With a programmable thermostat, you’ll enjoy ease of management, more consistent temperatures, boosted energy efficiency, and lower energy bills.
Check for Leaks
Poorly insulated windows and doors can lead to draftiness and discomfort. Not to mention, they can cause HVAC systems to work extra hard to maintain the desired interior temperature. If you’re concerned about air leaks, consider hiring a professional HVAC technician to do a check of your building. Air leaks can be fixed by weatherstripping or caulking to ensure the heat stays out in the summer and manmade heat is retained in the winter. The result is more comfortable temperatures and improved energy efficiency year round.
Invest in Window Film
If you’re looking for a comprehensive energy-saving solution, look no further than window film. Windows allow for natural lighting, outdoor views, and a lovely exterior aesthetic, but they can create uncomfortable temperatures and glare, and detract from the energy efficiency of your space. By installing window film on your existing windows, you’ll enjoy a naturally lit space without adverse side effects.
3M Sun Control Window Films reject the sun’s infrared heat, creating more comfortable interiors and taking some of the work off HVAC systems. Not to mention, films like 3M Low-E Window Film can improve the insulating abilities of windows to retain heat indoors in the winter while rejecting the sun’s heat in the summer. The result? Energy savings year-round! In addition to improved comfort and energy efficiency, window film rejects up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, the leading cause of fading in furnishings and flooring.
While all the options above boost energy efficiency, window film offers a solution that addresses many aspects of efficiency while increasing comfort for occupants. Talk to one of our professional installers to discover the best window film product for your commercial space!
If you have any questions about your window film installation, please give us a call at (302) 456-3456. If you’re interested in a new window film installation, feel free to reach out and request your free quote from Professional Window Tinting! In addition to commercial and residential films, we also provide auto window tinting and paint protection film installations (Delaware location only).