Businesses - Cut Your Money and Energy Losses With Saving by Optimisation
Are you aware of just how much energy you are wasting each day, week, month and year through you unchecked air conditioning and refrigeration systems? If this is not something which has ever occurred to you then chances are you have already thrown thousands of pounds of profit directly to your energy suppliers without thinking twice about why your business energy bills are so high. In fact, you are no doubt immune to the ever increasing costs related to your energy - but if someone offered you the opportunity to save anywhere up to 30% on your energy bills, would you snatch the chance up with both hands?
Around 75% of large business' energy bills are made up through the use of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, so this is most certainly the place to start looking for ways to cut back. Unfortunately, since you no doubt need all the machines and systems, which you have tirelessly working around the clock, to continue doing their job, whether they are keeping food stock cool or the office at a legal temperature, then aside from turning all the machines off each night (which in the case of food stock is an impossibility), how can you even hope start to make such substantial savings?
The answer is through energy saving by optimisation. In other words, having a complete system 'tune up'. This is the next crucial step for your business to make to ensure that you can start saving on your energy bills today.
There are many changes currently being put in place for the coming year on the older, heavily serviced systems. For example any system which used R22 must now be completely overhauled and deep cleaned before being replaced with a new, 'cleaner' refrigerant. Along with this, more regular leak detection checks are becoming compulsory and systems whose charge is equivalent to or greater than 500 tons of carbon dioxide a year need a constant leak detection system running in order to be legal. Finally, in 2015 manufacturers will be offering flammable refrigerants and the 17th IET Edition wing regulations will be upgraded to the 18th Edition. Changes are afoot, and all of them are created to help the businesses using air conditioning and/or refrigeration systems to run more safely and economically thus allowing them to save money.
System health checks are non invasive, in other words, you don't have to shut up shop for the work to take place meaning you can be saving whilst you are earning.
Using a system such as ClimaCheck allows you to simply and easily keep on top of how your system is running which is crucial, both for covering yourself under the EU regulations of any 12 kilowatt systems being regularly performance tested, and as a way to ensure you find and fix faults and leaks the moment they appear thus saving yourself wasted energy and money.
A consistently accurate check from the ClimaCheck system, which can be both portable or fixed, can pick up on any number of waste issues, all of which can lead to a huge, unnecessary loss of energy - or in other words, money trickling straight from your account and in to the pockets of the energy company for no reason at all.
The optimisation systems, such as the ClimaCheck system will quickly and efficiently document and inform you of any adjustments of the expansion valve which are needed; calculate any required alterations to the water and/or air flow rates, internal temperature and pressure within the system and ensure that they are correct and at their optimum setting to save you money, as well as calculate refrigerant charge and perform any necessary changes.
Putting these systems and measures in place now will ensure quick optimisation of your air conditioning and refrigeration systems and in turn start to save you anywhere up to 30% on your energy bills in a short amount of time. Imagine the potential savings when you add this up over the course of a year, five years or even the possible lifetime of your company. It is certainly tempting in terms of the potential savings, but in many cases, the constant documentation and optimisation of your systems will also soon be a legal requirement come January 2015, so it is a win-win overhaul.
As a business owner, working hard to make money for your company only to see it pouring back out due to unnecessary energy wastage can be hugely frustrating, so put a stop to this now with energy saving by optimisation and keep your hard earned money in your own bank account!
About the Author
Sally Andrews is a freelance writer focussing environmental control systems and energy efficiency for business
Submitted on: 2014-12-09 05:13:43