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Programmable heating systems to reduce energy use

Programmable heating systems to reduce energy use
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Resources:
Energy, Carbon
Sector:
All sectors, Construction
Cost:
Medium cost
Resource savings: Energy:
Annual saving: Dependent on numerous factors
Payback time:
Payback time depends on a number of factors including the size of premises, existing heating system, energy price fluctuations and installation costs
Total cost savings:
Reduced energy costs.
Premises and operation areas:
Office building, Production building
Size of company:
Micro (less than 10), Small (less than 50), Medium (less than 250), Large (more than 250)
What is in it for you:
Reduced energy consumption and improved ability to control temperature throughout the workplace
Descriptive information:

Effective, controllable heating systems can help businesses to reduce energy consumption, with associated cost savings and reduced CO2 emissions.

Heating in the workplace is most effective – and energy efficient – when systems enable different temperatures to be controlled in different rooms. This avoids the need to heat the whole premises when, for example, only a few meeting rooms are in use.

It can also improve the thermal comfort of employees, which can have positive implications for health and wellbeing.

In particular, programmable heating systems enable desired temperatures and times of operation to be set automatically. This not only provides a comfortable work environment for employees, but also ensures that heating is not ‘wasted’ at times when it is not needed – such as overnight or at weekends.

Programmable thermostats also ensure that energy is not wasted as a result of employees accidentally forgetting to turn the heating system off.

Whilst the price of installing new heating systems can be high, the payback time can often make the investment worthwhile, as energy costs can account for a significant portion of many businesses’ costs.

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