4 Winter Energy Efficient Tips for Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings use large amounts of energy for their heating and cooling systems. This energy not only leads to higher operational costs but also has several negative impacts on the environment.

Whether you’re a landlord, a building manager or a business owner in a commercial building, you need to maintain or upgrade your HVAC systems for the winter season. This will help you lower your energy bills and make your building more sustainable.

JL Phillips is the leading manufacturer of renewable energy heating systems in the UK. We provide various types of commercial heating systems, such as air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, biomass boilers and more. 

In this article, we’ll suggest a few effective ways to help you improve your commercial building’s energy efficiency. Let’s take a look.

1. Switch to Green Heating Systems

One of the best ways to reduce the energy consumption in commercial buildings is to switch to green heating solutions. Renewable energy heating systems do not require fossil fuels to function, which makes them environmentally friendly.

As these heating systems run on renewable energy from wind, water, or the sun, they can also help you reduce your carbon footprint. You can install commercial heat pumps such as ASHPs or GSHPs, which provide year-round consistent heating. You could also switch to solar panels if your building’s roof provides unshaded space for installation.

At JL Phillips, we offer a wide range of highly effective green heating systems for your commercial property. From heat pumps and solar panels to biomass boilers and underfloor heating—we’ve got it all. 

Call us to help you heat your commercial building while maintaining its energy efficiency.

2. Program Your Thermostats

Programmable thermostats can be highly effective in helping you save money on your commercial building HVAC system. With a thermostat, you can set and maintain a comfortable working temperature within your building, depending on the weather outside.

For the winter season, the temperature can be set warmer during the day and slightly cooler at night, when the building is not in use. This will help you prevent excessive energy consumption and reduce your bills.

When it comes to heat pump systems for commercial buildings, you’ll need bespoke thermostats to ensure that their heating and cooling features work effectively. A smart and programmable thermostat is highly attuned to temperature fluctuations, making it an energy efficient and cost effective solution for your commercial buildings.

3. Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

If your commercial building’s HVAC system isn’t checked periodically, this could lead to freezing temperatures, as well as wastage of energy during the winter months. Regular maintenance of your heating system is essential as it can help you identify and solve any issues before it’s too late.

The age and lifespan of your domestic and commercial heating systems can affect their safety and energy efficiency. By scheduling maintenance for your HVAC systems, you can not only prevent breakdowns but also improve their overall performance.

Our specialists at JL Phillips are dedicated to providing you with the most efficient green heating solutions. We can help you install and maintain your commercial HVAC systems to ensure that they continue to work well during the winter season. 

Get in touch with us for the best HVAC services and maintenance checks.

4. Maintain Your Windows and Doors

Another simple and effective way to minimise energy loss and keep your building warm during the winter months is to keep your doors and windows closed when they’re not in use. This will also help you save money on your energy bills.

When doors and windows are left open, heat escapes through them, causing your HVAC system to have to work harder to maintain the temperature indoors. You can install weighted or automatic closing mechanisms to keep your doors shut even with heavy foot traffic. Adding seals to your windows can also help to keep them airtight.

If your commercial building has large glass windows and doors, make sure that they’re made of thick glass or double-glazed glass. This will serve as a heat insulator and help to keep your commercial space warmer, thereby reducing the energy consumption of your HVAC system.

Contact JL Phillips for Winter Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Commercial Building

Looking to improve your commercial building’s energy efficiency with green heating solutions? JL Phillips has got you covered!

Our HVAC experts can provide you with a wide range of renewable energy heating systems, such as biomass boilers, air source and ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating and solar panels.

With years of experience in the industry, our specialists can help you find the best heating solutions to suit your domestic or commercial needs. We also provide installation and maintenance services for your convenience.

Check out our products and reach out to us to learn more about our services.

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