Commercial Gas Equipment
Commercial Gas Equipment
Smart Choices for Your Business
The next generation of natural gas equipment is more reliable and more efficient than ever before. Invest in the future of your business by replacing inefficient appliances to reduce your energy bill and improve the environment for your customers and employees, or introduce new labor saving and cost saving appliances.
Improving and maintaining good indoor air quality is good business.
Inadequate ventilation and high humidity can increase the level of mold and spores, which can make your employees and customers ill. High moisture levels can also cause structural damage. Improve productivity and maintain your facilities by installing adequate ventilation systems and dehumidifiers, where necessary.
Poor ventilation can cause air pollutants to accumulate and affect the health and productivity of your employees. Many indoor air pollutants are concentrated at levels two to five times higher than those outdoors. Scientists have identified more than 1,500 indoor air pollutants from such common indoor furnishings as carpets, photocopiers, and ventilation ducts. Avoid sick building syndrome, sick employees, and insurance claims by installing and maintaining adequate ventilation systems.
Humidity can be a problem all year long. Buildings that drop below the dew point can suffer from excess moisture from condensation. Excess moisture from summer humidity or condensation can result in damage to wood, drywall, and sensitive equipment. Using a dehumidifier to keep relative humidity between 30-50% can reduce structural damage as well as decrease the proliferation of mold and other agents of ill health.
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If you’d like to know whether your building has acceptable ventilation, get the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62-2001, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. This comprehensive ventilation resource provides standards for system operation and maintenance in existing buildings as well as new construction.
Adequate ventilation can help prevent moisture from accumulating in areas like kitchens and bathrooms. However, in areas of high humidity a dehumidifier sized to fit your space will provide an energy efficient solution.
DID YOU KNOW? The EPA says that indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks of our time. For more information regarding indoor air quality from the EPA, try these links:
If you are interested in heating and cooling equipment, consider the efficiency advantages of natural gas equipment.
Investing in modern, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment will return dividends for years to come.
If you’re looking for a high-efficiency condensing furnace, the most energy efficient furnace available, you will find that there are many natural gas options. Natural gas condensing furnaces can achieve up to 97% efficiency. Besides phenomenal efficiency ratings, natural gas systems have many other advantages. Natural gas is environmentally friendly and domestically produced, and these furnaces provide many flexible heating options, including forced air and radiant heating.
During the summer, the cost of electricity peaks. Avoid high rates by using natural gas to power your cooling system. Many reliable manufacturers offer high-quality gas cooling products that promise significant cost savings, flexibility, and reduced environmental emissions. Natural gas air conditioners offer reduced operational costs as well as reduced exposure to high summer electricity costs. Businesses also appreciate the flexibility of natural gas units, which may be used to create a single natural gas cooling solution, but can also be used to enhance an existing system. The environmental benefits of natural gas air conditioners are also significant. Reducing the demand for electric power reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, many natural gas cooling technologies use water instead of environmentally toxic CFCs as a refrigerant.
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Choose heating or cooling equipment that is sized properly for your needs. Correctly sized units require lower energy costs, lower maintenance costs, and produce less pollution. For guidelines, see the ENERGY STAR Web site.
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent — and sometimes much more
DID YOU KNOW? Older boilers typically have efficiencies ranging from 56 to 70%. New condensing models can achieve efficiencies of 97%. Upgrading your natural gas furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Find out more at Eere.energy.gov
Choose a less expensive, environmentally responsible, and locally produced fuel for your fleet vehicles.
As environmental and energy security concerns push policy makers toward reducing natural dependence on oil markets, many alternative vehicle fuels have been proposed. One fuel already in use today is natural gas. International vehicle manufacturers that support NGV programs include British Leyland, Mercedes Benz, and Toyota. In the United States, NGVs are produced by Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
Protect the Environment
Environmental concerns, such as ozone/carbon monoxide pollution in urban areas and acid rain are increasing interest in the use of cleaner fuels. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, and its use helps reduce vehicle emissions. In addition, no underground tanks are required for storage, thus eliminating potential danger of oil contamination or pollution of underground water supplies.
Protect Your Bottom Line
Natural gas for vehicle use can be less expensive than conventional liquid fuels. It is cheaper to produce and transport, and it does not require expensive refining as do finished petroleum products.
Ensure Your Energy Supply
Countries like the United States, with available supplies of natural gas, are finding that the use of NGVs can help solve trade imbalances caused by oil imports. In fact, with current technology and consumption, the United States has a 50-year supply in the lower 48 states alone.
Interstate and local distribution systems have the capability to transport natural gas directly to the customer’s point of use. Underground pipelines are the safest and most efficient means to transport energy. Gasoline and diesel fuel require highway transport by tanker trucks, adding to highway congestion.