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Cold Ahead: Prepare Your Facility Now

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Source: Trane


With 2020 driving unprecedented demands – at work and home – you may not yet have prepared your building for colder days.


There’s still time! Here are a few tips and recommendations that can help you save energy and lower your utility bills during the colder months ahead.


1. Understand Building Changes

The way your building is used — and the hours it is occupied — may change anytime winter arrives but especially this year, depending upon whether tenants are working from home or heading into the office. Review building and system data to monitor occupancy rates and adjust equipment and system set points to support the current usage needs. Use automatic scheduling to reduce the building’s energy consumption during the holidays, when your building will likely be unoccupied.


2. Avoid Problems with Proper Maintenance

Proper maintenance is critical — an equipment outage is the last thing you want in the middle of a snowstorm or if your state requires additional lockdowns. Check HVAC systems and eq