Impact of Weather on Your Utilities

During the summer months temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and in the winter months drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The load on the heating and cooling units reaches the maximum capacity, affecting the efficiency of the HVAC system.

This winter New York did not experience harsh weather, unlike the previous years. We were barely touched by a couple of mild cold spells. On February 9th the Tri-State area was hit by snowstorm, Niko, causing temperatures to plunge to 27 degrees and lower. This significantly affected the heating systems to run at full capacity to maintain the heat inside the buildings. Many tenants were known to use additional portable heaters, leading to an increase in the demand for electricity. Some buildings turned up their heat a day before the snow storm.  Just one day of extreme temperature can cause an increase in utility bills.

Building owners don’t pay attention to such sudden changes in utility usage. They simply attribute it to harsh weather. But what they don’t realize is that there are other ways to prepare for extreme weather (be it summer or winter). Invest in keeping your HVAC system tuned, fixing the air leaks in the building and using ENERGY STAR® windows are some precautions that can be easily implemented.

Here is where UtiliSave comes into the picture. With the help of our expert auditors and propriety software, we analyze utility bills to scout for billing errors and operational inefficiencies. Through our in-depth analysis, we uncover potential operational issues that result in wasted energy usage.

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