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4 Ways to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Warehouse This Winter

Machine carrying boxes in a warehouse. 4 Ways to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Warehouse This Winter
 4 Ways to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Warehouse This Winter

We don’t have to tell you that the weath­er has been cold late­ly! Espe­cial­ly if you work out­side, or in an area that isn’t heat­ed well, you’ve expe­ri­enced first­hand the fin­ger-numb­ing chill in the air. It makes the con­cept of hiber­na­tion real­ly sound pret­ty appealing.

But aside from the phys­i­cal dis­com­fort, this kind of weath­er makes your wal­let suf­fer too. Cold finds its way in as your heat finds its way out, par­tic­u­lar­ly in work envi­ron­ments like ware­hous­es where doors are con­stant­ly opened and closed as the rhythm of deliv­er­ies and pick-ups con­tin­ues regard­less of the icy air.

This might lead you to won­der: how can you increase your warehouse’s ener­gy efficiency?

How Can You Make a Ware­house More Ener­gy Efficient?

There are sev­er­al steps you can take to make a ware­house more ener­gy effi­cient. Some include:

  • Main­tain­ing epoxy floor coat­ings — Epoxy floor coat­ings add more reflec­tiv­i­ty to your facil­i­ty, there­fore reduc­ing your light­ing costs. 

  • Caulk­ing — Caulk­ing helps main­tain opti­mal tem­per­a­tures year-round so that your employ­ees are com­fort­able, equip­ment isn’t over­heat­ed, and your elec­tric bill is reduced.

  • Upgrade your HVAC.

  • Upgrade your paint so it’s more reflective.

  • Work with a mul­ti-ser­vice con­trac­tor who under­stands your build­ing and can make small changes that make a big difference.

Strate­gies for Sav­ing Fuel and Money

Here are a few reminders and ideas to help you pre­serve the warmth in your prop­er­ty, ulti­mate­ly sav­ing you mon­ey and also keep­ing your employ­ees more com­fort­able and productive:

  • Pro­tect Your Doors — For obvi­ous rea­sons, your doors play a cru­cial role in either mak­ing or break­ing your effi­cien­cy. Try to con­sol­i­date their use as much as pos­si­ble, and espe­cial­ly so in the case of the larg­er ones. Anoth­er idea is to invest in a door that has a faster open­ing and clos­ing rate. A few sec­onds may seem insignif­i­cant at face val­ue, but in the long run it makes a big difference!
  • Seals — Mon­i­tor your weath­er­strip­ping care­ful­ly through fre­quent inspec­tions. Cracks and gaps lead­ing to a poor seal will cost you much more over time than the price of main­te­nance.
  • Fans — As coun­ter­in­tu­itive as it may seem, a large ceil­ing fan mov­ing at a slow speed can help warm your facil­i­ty. This is because as pre­cious warm air ris­es it becomes trapped at the ceil­ing with nowhere to go. Why not push it back down to where it needs to be?
  • Dock seals – If you don’t have one already, invest­ing in a dock seal and shel­ter is a smart way to con­serve ener­gy around your load­ing bay.

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Reg­u­lar, rou­tine main­te­nance is an invalu­able addi­tion to a busi­ness strat­e­gy. If you are look­ing for a com­mer­cial paint­ing and floor­ing com­pa­ny, we hope you will reach out to us at Kaloutas! It would be our plea­sure to put our ser­vices to work for you.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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