Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #8

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015


TIP #8

A case for Maintenance

Picture yourself driving down a highway. You hear a sound, but you think nothing of it. Ten miles later you’re broken down by the side of the road, and your insurance is telling you that your car is a total loss. The reason— you hadn’t gotten an oil change in years. Preventive maintenance for your HVAC system is much like preventive maintenance for your car; it can save you money in the long term. Maintenance isn’t expensive when you compare to what you could spend if your system fails. In fact, you could be saving yourself thousands of dollars and a pretty big headache. Put another way, maintaining your system is a good investment because it will ensure your system runs for its entire useful life.

SEE: Preventive Maintenance is a Good Investment

Way Companies offers a wide array of preventive maintenance plans that are key to making sure your system run well at all times.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #7

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015


TIP #7

Change air filters on a regular basis.

Dirty filters reduce system efficiency and increase costs. If your filters are dirty, then it likely means that the air you’re breathing may be full of dust and allergens. Indoor allergens have been proven to cause a number of physical symptoms that can be traced back to dirty filters. But the effects of dirty air filters extend further than just tainting the air you breathe. They can ultimately cause an AC malfunction or failure. Units are designed to work with a certain amount of airflow, and dirty filters restrict airflow. The result is a compressor that’s thrown off balance and one that runs the risk of ultimately failing.

SEE: Top Ten Things About AC

In Way Companies’ care Licensed Professionals will routinely replace your air filters and repair any damage a dirty filter may have caused.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #6

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


TIP #6

Tighten the electrical connections and lubricate all HVAC moving parts.

Faulty electrical connections and lack of adequate lubrication can reduce the life of a unit. An HVAC system has a typical life of approximately fifteen years, but loose electrical connections can not only reduce its useful life but also cause unsafe conditions to the system and your facility. An improperly operating system can also increase your costs. You’ll see those bills rise as the system works harder to meet the demands of your facility.

SEE: Energy Star Maintenance Checklist

Our Preventative Maintenance programs are key to ensuring your units are running fine. Way Companies will perform checks on your systems that will ensure they run optimally.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #5

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015


TIP #5

Check Furnace System Controls and Thermostat.

It sounds simple enough, but this tiny extra step can save you money on heating and cooling. Adjusting the temperature in your facility when you’re away can ultimately save you up to 10% a year. Thankfully, we live in the age of technology, and nothing proves that more than developers creating programmable controls for your facility. Installing one will cut your utility costs dramatically and will ensure your property is maintained at a comfortable temperature— only when needed.

SEE: Programmable Thermostats

Our preventative maintenance plans offer services that are key to making sure your facility is comfortable. The Way Companies offer many options, and installing a programmable or remote control is one of them. Saving money has never been so easy.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #4

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015


TIP #4

Your many blower components work together and are integral to your HVAC, so one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch.

Blower components are made up of many parts, including a blower wheel, the blower housing, belts, motors, sheaves, bearings, isolators, etc. Each of these keep your system running well, and their failure can have some dramatic consequences. Blowers pull warm air from your facility and move it through the evaporator coils, which cool the air and throw the air back into your facility. An HVAC system might provide adequate amounts of conditioned air, but without blower components to circulate it throughout a facility, the system would not function. ENERGY STAR® guidelines indicate that airflow problems can reduce system efficiencies by up to 15 percent. Fifteen percent inefficiency might not sound like a lot, but when you factor the cost of utilities saved, it adds up.

SEE: Energy Star Checklist

In Way Companies’ care, your blower components will run optimally and efficiently. Our preventative maintenance plans offer services that are key to keeping your equipment running at a hundred percent.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #3

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


TIP #3

When good drains go bad, they cause more than a headache.

An air conditioner not only produces cold air but also water in the form of condensation. If all works well, the condensation that results from the AC process drips into a drain pan. A problem drain system can cause water damage, bad air quality, or even toxic mold. In some cases, a failed condensate drain can cause an entire AC system shutdown. An AC system shutdown is a typical result of a failed condensate drain, and far more common than you might think. Checking your drain system will save you money and time in the long term.

SEE: Condensate Drainage

Way Companies will ensure that your drain is in working condition. It’s a headache you won’t have in our care. Our preventative maintenance plans offer services that are key to making sure your equipment runs well. Way Companies’ licensed professionals will inspect your drains so that they never go bad.

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Your Weekly Energy Saving Tip #1

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015


TIP #1

Dirt is cheap, but not on condenser coils.

Condenser coils play a crucial role in transporting heat from inside your facility to the outside. They are usually exposed to the elements and can get more than a little grime on them. As the dirt builds, it reduces the coils’ efficiency causing the condensers to use more electricity and, therefore, raise your utility bill. This is why it’s important that coils are regularly cleaned.

SEE: Study Verifies Coil Cleaning Saves Energy

Way Service offers preventative maintenance plans that are key in making sure your equipment runs optimally and efficiently. Clean condenser coils have been proven to consume less electricity and reduce your energy costs.

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