Operating costs are required for the day-to-day maintenance and administration of any building. Also known as OPEX, these costs consist of multiple expenses accumulated over time. Therefore, correctly measuring and reducing operating costs will directly impact your profitability and even increase demand.
If you want to lower operational costs in your facility, here are some tips to follow:
Cut Unnecessary Lights
Reducing unnecessary lighting by switching all lights to motion sensor lights will stop excessive energy use. Motion sensor lights conserve power by shutting off automatically when they no longer detect movement.
Know the Total Cost of Facility Work Done
When determining the total cost of facility operations, certain services can be easy to neglect, creating discrepancies in the numbers. All indirect and direct charges vary depending on the purpose of the building, and proper knowledge of these factors can prevent discrepancies.
Focus on Sustainability
Replacing old or dated lighting in your facility with LED bulbs can improve your overall energy efficiency by up to 70%. Sustainable designs are also amazing for long-term savings and maintaining a modern, popular reputation as socially responsible and environmentally friendly.
Consider Improvements on Energy Use
Not all improvements need to be noticeable. For example, multiple unnoticeable operational changes like reducing or replacing lighting and changing setback temperatures significantly lower electricity use. Being mindful of energy use can help lower operational costs.
Consider Atmospheric Boilers
This reliable technology is somewhat more advanced than regular boilers and is more expensive to operate. However, atmospheric boilers are ideal for long-term energy impact and minimize construction costs. If you are unsure if atmospheric type boilers can help your facility in lowering operational costs, schedule a walkthrough with a reliable company for more insight.
Schedule a Professional Energy Audit
An energy audit is used to understand the energy use of your building. It identifies and develops opportunities to help reduce your energy use and decrease the operation cost. At McIntosh Corporation, we provide extensive energy audits that result in detailed plans that facilities can implement for an immediate impact.
Consider the Entire Life Cycle Cost of a Building
By calculating the life cycle cost of your facility, you can easily plan any upgrade or improvements based on the price. In addition to these benefits, proper calculations will allow you to budget long-term and determine if an upgrade would be cheaper than unexpected outages or repairs.