Why employ an energy saving company when your BMS can already do that?Energy saving and sustainability have become increasingly hot topics in recent years, as businesses and individuals have grown more concerned about the impacts of global warming and the need for climate change.
The current energy crisis and cost increases being experienced throughout the UK have only heightened the demand for energy saving measures, and, as such, many businesses are turning to energy companies or ‘so-called’ sustainability experts, to find savings and reductions.
However, those in the know about the true potential of an existing building management system (BMS) have observed that this may not be the most beneficial, or cost effective solution.
Recent experiences have shown us that the actual knowledge and capabilities delivered by energy saving companies can be not all that they profess to be. These companies often choose to ignore the existing BMS that a business has installed and the powerful benefits it can deliver.
The fact is that most BMS systems only utilise around 15% – 20% of their software capabilities. It means there is a wide range of untapped possibilities available, especially when it comes to energy savings – so why not make use of them all?
The pitfalls of paying for an energy saving companyIf you have decided to use an energy saving company, make the relevant checks first to ensure you don’t encounter the common pitfalls which mean an avoidable financial loss.
Many of these projects end up with energy savings experts suggesting changes to the BMS operation to provide savings, yet this can be done so much more simply, by cutting out the middleman and going directly to a BMS energy expert.
Most BMS systems (even older ones) have powerful software tools that can be employed to provide energy savings for a client. In a typical building, around 40% of your overall energy bill is spent on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems – and your BMS is the system that decides how to spend it for you.
A talk with a knowledgeable BMS company that has experience in energy savings adaptations should be your first port of call when looking to increase your building efficiency and make savings.
They can also suggest other companies they have worked with in introducing systems such as Solar and Air Source Heat Pump technologies to provide further savings, as well as being able to inform you of whether any government grants are available to assist with these adaptations.
Get in touch and find out more about what we doAll too often we find businesses are paying for a service which is just not necessary. If you are looking to make energy savings for your business, why not ask us directly about the options which are already available from your existing BMS?
If you’d like to learn more about how to get the most energy saving efficiency out of your building management system, get in touch today.