Debunking Common Heating and Energy Myths
At Rapid Climate Control, our work with various hotels as providers of HVAC solutions has exposed us to a recurring theme - the emerging need for hotels to better optimise their energy efficiency.
One way of doing this is through making wiser choices concerning HVAC solutions usage and to do this, we need to address the misconceptions and myths surrounding heating and energy.
Within this blog, we use our expertise to debunk four obvious, yet commonly believed myths apparent in the world of heating and energy.
Myth: Cold Temperatures Outside Mean You Should Turn The Heating Up
This is an example of needless over-compensation - the technology governing thermostats is designed to maintain the temperature you select and, therefore, the temperature outside should not impact this decision. Not only will this result in the room(s) being warmer than intended, it will also incur unnecessary heating costs.
Myth: Turning Up The Thermostat Will Heat Rooms More Quickly
Another common myth is that turning up the thermostat beyond the intended level will somehow help the temperature reach the intended level in a shorter period of time. It won’t.
All that will happen is that, after taking the same period of time to reach the desired temperature, the room will be further heated, incurring unnecessary energy costs.
Myth: Constantly Leaving The Heating On Low Settings Is Energy Efficient
According to research conducted by the Energy Saving Trust, leaving heating settings on a constant low to save energy is a mere myth. In fact, up to 38% of households are said to leave the heating turned on at a low temperature constantly, rather than turning it on and off. Whilst they believe it is more efficient, the reality is that these homes are continuing to incur additional costs by exceeding the energy usage required to turn the heating on and off as required.
Myth: Buying An Energy Efficient HVAC Solution Will Automatically Reduce My Energy Bill
Whilst energy efficient HVAC solutions can undoubtedly help contribute to reduced energy bills, even the most energy efficient heaters and air conditioners can incur excessive energy costs if they are not properly sized or installed. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, poorly installed and located heaters can lead to the wastage of up to a third of total energy consumption.
At Rapid Climate Control, our work with various facility managers and hotels has made us aware that the need to optimise energy consumption is not unique to households. As a result, to help hotels face their challenges and become more energy efficient, we have created a handy infographic full of helpful tips for making the transition into a greener hotel.
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