As someone who runs a manufacturing plant, you probably know that nothing is cheap when it comes to running an industrial company. Keeping your building warm when the temperatures are plunging outside can be a costly challenge, but it’s critical to keep temperatures reasonable for the health and morale of employees and to prevent damage to your supplies and equipment. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that you’re spending far more on heating your industrial building than you should. Look for these signs, and you can then make changes to help you save money while keeping your manufacturing plant at a comfortable temperature all winter long.
1. You Aren’t Careful With Doors
Large, industrial-size doors can allow a lot of warm air to get out of your building in a short amount of time. If you don’t have rules in place regarding keeping the doors tightly closed at all times, then there’s a strong chance that you’re spending a lot more in heating than you should. It’s also important to check the area around your doors and around any windows that might be on your doors to ensure that there are no air leaks. If there are, you should use caulk or weather stripping to cover up these leaks. Another good option might be to replace older doors with energy efficient ones. Although this will require an investment on your part, you’re sure to get this money back and then some when you save on heating your plant.
2. You Aren’t Taking Advantage Of Heat From Machinery
As you probably already know, a lot of the machinery and equipment inside a manufacturing plant produces a lot of heat while in use. If you aren’t taking advantage of this, then you should. Place a large industrial fan above these machines so that the warm air that they produce will be circulated throughout the plant. Also, consider leaving areas open rather than closing them off so that the heat can spread throughout the building.
3. You Aren’t Using Gas For Heat
If you are using electric to power your heating and air conditioning system, then you are probably spending far too much. Although it’s debatable when it comes to the best choice for residential use, gas-powered air conditioning and heating systems are usually the best solution for manufacturing plants. Plus, if you purchase your fuel in bulk, you can save quite a bit of money.
As you can see, there are a few different reasons why you might be spending too much to heat your manufacturing plant. Luckily, spotting out these signs and making minor changes can help you save in the future while keeping the building as toasty and warm as ever.