Better management of Heating Ventilation and AC (HVAC) offer some of the quickest return on investment, often providing a payback of less than a year.
Identify control improvement opportunities at your workplace or at home can provide great energy (and cost) savings.
- Align use of HVAC systems with work hours: So that they are operational only when needed
- Heating until temperature reaches 19 °C and cooling only when the temperature exceeds 24 °C: Lowering the heating temperature by 1 °C can save 8% on fuel consumption
Research shows that turning off heating or cooling 1 hour before the end of work hours can dramatically reduce energy costs in office buildings.
Manually adjust heating and cooling settings to avoid excessive use of HVAC systems, alternatively, use a sensor to limit the output of the system.
Adjusting the temperature can be done by adjusting:
- Boiler settings
- Room temperature
- Monitoring external temperatures