Heating

In Newfoundland and Labrador heating accounts for about 27% of business electricity use. To save on heating make sure the heat is turned down when your facility is not being used. Here are a number of other things you can do to save energy and make your business more comfortable for employees and customers:

Controls

Programmable thermostats – You can save 10% or more in heating costs when you install and use programmable thermostats, and get a takeCHARGE rebate. Calculate your rebate.

Building Automation Systems – Provide central and computerized  control of your building heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and make temperature and ventilation scheduling easy.

Demand Controlled Ventilation can allow ventilation to be matched with occupancy and thereby prevent over-ventilating and higher space heating costs.

Heat up with a Heat Pump

Install a Mini-split heat pump – These units are great for small offices and are economical to install. A mini-split heat pump can save you over 40% on your heating costs. They also offer the option of air conditioning to improve the comfort of employees and customers.

Cold climate or low temperature air source heat pump (ASHP) systems are more efficient than conventional electric baseboards and are a great choice for larger buildings. These systems can achieve savings up to 50% compared to electric baseboards.

Insulate, Seal and Save

Address any building envelope issues:

  • Roof Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Gaps around doors, windows and entry point into the facility

Heat Recovery

Heat Recovery systems typically capture waste heat in exhaust ventilation and put it into the buildings fresh air stream. This reduces the cost of heating incoming fresh air. An HVAC expert can assess the potential savings of these systems for your facility.

Contact us to see what heating upgrades are right for you and how you can save on your electricity costs.

Newfoundland Power – 1-800-663-2802
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro – 1-888-737-1296
contactus@takechargenl.ca