The cost of heating and cooling is an expense that factors into the costs of businesses, nonprofits, charities and other organizations. In reducing this overhead, you can increase your overall profits.
The average heating and gas costs in Akron equates to $99 per person – this is a large chunk of money that will eat into your gross profit. Although there is very little that the individual can do about the wholesale cost of oil and natural gas, there is a lot we can do in terms of consumption. Even small changes, like being more economical during spring and fall months, may help.
Use a central heating system
Space heaters often seem like a good option when heating your business or nonprofit, but installing a central heating and cooling system instead could save you money and make your nonprofit more effective in the long run. In Akron, gas is the most popular choice, and a gas furnace is incredibly efficient and can save you money. Heat pumps are also another viable option. These have the added advantage of being able to change between heating and cooling – particularly important in the summer months.
Turn the heating down
Lowering your heating thermostat by even 1 degree can save you 3 percent of your heating bill. It is also more economical to leave the heating on a lower temperature, but constant, rather than turning the heating system on and off when you think it needs it. If you are heating your home, turning the heating down by 5 degrees at night will not only save you money, but will also help you to get a better night’s sleep.
Increase the airflow
If you increase the airflow around your home or business, your heating system will have to do less work. This is extremely important in winter, when average temperatures in Akron can drop to 3 degrees Fahrenheit.
Installing some standing fans or a ceiling fan can make a lot of difference.
Don’t forget that fans don’t cool the air, they simply move it around, distributing it more evenly throughout the space. Rooms will feel less stuffy, and in a working environment, employees may concentrate better.
You should also check that the area that you are heating has no warm air escaping through window frames that aren’t sealed properly, or underneath doors. Simple insulation methods, such as a draught excluder can really help.
Reducing your heating and cooling costs is better for you financially, as well as being better for the environment. It can help your business or nonprofit by lowering your expenditures, with more funds that may be used for your operations.