Energy Services Division


Improving Bottom Lines Through Smart Energy Investments

A Division of MidEnterprises, LLC

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Keeping Your Products Safe and Customers Comfortable is Key

Cost Justified Improvements

Mechanical systems, critical to most businesses, represent a large cost driver of many business expenses.  Cooling systems, in particular, are typically very energy intensive and almost always powered by electricity; systems operation typically coincides with periods subject to peak and time of use charges -- further increasing operating costs.

Over the years, heating and cooling systems have advanced significantly in design and efficiency; for example, today's cooling systems use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as systems made in the mid 1970s. Even if your system is only 10 years old, you may save 20% on your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Here is a sampling of some of the technologies we help owners implement using a transparent procurement model:

* Roof Top Air-conditioning Units
* Boilers
* Packaged Terminal Air-Conditioning Units (Guest Room Units)
* Variable Refrigerant Flow (ductless split system)
* Solid State Controls
* EC Motors
* Refrigeration (walk-in coolers)
* Kitchen Ventilation
* Hot Water Heaters
* Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Heating and Cooling System Tips:

  1. Avoid over sizing equipment at all costs. Over sizing equipment increases the capital cost at the time of the installation and the costs of operation of the equipment.  

  2. When selecting a new cooling system, have your HVAC professional provide you a quote and specifications for a standard-efficiency and high-efficiency unit including lifecycle costs. If the lifecycle cost is less on the high-efficiency unit, purchase it.

  3. When purchasing Light Commercial heating and cooling units, select those units that are labeled as ENERGY STAR qualified.

  4. Consider energy recovery ventilation systems to reclaim waste energy from the exhaust air stream and use it to condition the incoming fresh air.

  5. Depending on climate, make sure dehumidification is properly addressed; by controlling humidity you can increase occupant comfort and allow for further downsizing of equipment.

  6. Consider utilizing economizers. Often available at a low incremental cost, these units allow fresh
    air from the outside when the temperature outside is lower than temperature inside; this feature
    is especially popular with roof top air-conditioning.   Is your system working properly?

  7. Install programmable thermostats and use automated settings to achieve savings.  At a minimum, use premium motors on HVAC equipment, and depending on application -- consider utilizing variable speed drives (VSD) on condenser  and evaporator (supply) fans.

  8. For restaurants and other businesses that have cooking or food service operations, consider heat recovery as a way to capture free waste heat and use it to offset facility heating and cooling costs.

  9. For areas such as warehouses and garages, consider installing radiant heating. Radiant heating warms objects instead of the air requiring less fuel.  Radiant heat is also useful for warming exterior areas that require heating, such as patios and customer gathering areas.​

  10. Many buildings are impacted by what goes on inside the building just as much as (and sometimes even more than) the weather conditions outside. That is why it is important to properly size equipment and consider the use of properly controlled ventilation system coupled with economizers to meet the internal loads of the building, e.g., commercial kitchens, computer data centers, etc.

How Does Your Business Acquire Affordable, Efficient and Dependable Property Improvements?

  • ​We work on your behalf to identify best value options from pre-screened suppliers.

  • Evaluate competitve proposals using transparent procurement process.

  • Search and incorporate rebates and incentives where available

  • Develop project financial analyses for client review

  • Arrange funding with commercial lendors

  • Provide on-going verification and closeout services

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