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Energy EfficiencyHelping You Maintain Low Costs This Heating Season

Published: December, 1 2011

Do you remember, last winter?  Wind, cold temperatures, and blowing snow will be here again soon.

What is your building like in Chicago winters?   For most commercial buildings you will find that it actually costs more to heat it than it does to cool. These costs are taken from actual utility bills for Chicago area buildings:

Heating opportunities that can save you money:

Boiler Tune-ups

With rebates from the gas utilities available to encourage this maintenance item, it    makes even more financial sense.

Boiler Retrofits

High Efficiency Burner and Controls Upgrades. Midwest Mechanical can make your inefficient boiler more cost effective to operate.  The team at Midwest Mechanical retrofitted a pair of large steam boilers (see below) with new burners and controls.  This provided substantial energy savings to the owner and also qualified for a sizeable rebate.

Annual Energy Savings: $30,000 Utility Rebate: $43,000 Simple Payback: 2.71 Years ROI: 37%

Many other items qualify for utility rebates and increase building efficiency.  

Non-Programmable Thermostats Waste Energy and Cost More to Operate

 Heating Rebate examples:

  •  Boiler Tune-ups
  •  Programmable Thermostats
  •  Boiler Controls and Burner Retrofits 
  •  Boiler Replacements 
  •  Demand Controlled Ventilation

Many other items qualify for utility rebates and increase building efficiency.  Visit our Energy Optimization page for more info.    


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