Energy Analysis

Your Energy Bill

Have you really looked at your energy bill? Have you crunched the numbers determining what percentage of your energy consumption goes towards heating and cooling? If you haven't, you might be unpleasantly surprised; it can be as much as half.

 

HVAC; residential or commercial, you have to have it; and it can cost you. Regardless of where you live or what your application is, some type of mechanical climate control will be needed. Heating, cooling, dehumidifying, humidifying... the list goes on. The only choice we really have in the matter, is how we achieve that goal. The HVAC system is not exactly rocket science, but it does have to be thought through. Knowledge of the place that the HVAC system has in the overall building system has imperative. The HVAC, electric, plumbing, construction type and materials, the doors and windows; all of these systems form a single unit. You cannot change one of these systems without affecting another; they are tied together.

 

Question:

What should I take into account when determining my building's energy consumption?

 

Answer:

Many factors should be considered in not only determining your energy consumption, but as starting points on how to reduce it. Here is a small but important sample of items that are within your control of mitigating your carbon footprint and saving money.

            • Insulated Glazing
            • Tinted glass that blocks out radiation heat but allows in visible light
            • Thermostat Schedules
            • Maintaining a moderate set point on your thermostat
            • Well insulated building shell
            • Zoning
            • Equipment Selections
            • Tightly controlling the introduction of outside air
            • Correct building pressurization

 

Question:

How does an energy analysis from Todaro Engineering benefit me?

 

Answer:

What an energy analysis can offer you are choices. Choices are good, especially when you are spending a lot of money. The choices you gain out of an energy analysis from Todaro Engineering is how your money is going to be spent on your HVAC system and what method has the quickest and largest payback.

 

With energy analysis simulation software, we can simulate multiple scenarios; reporting relative energy consumption and savings. Here's what we can offer:

            • Changes in energy consumption with various types of glazing
            • Comparisons with different SEER or EER ratings of equipment
            • Payback period to justify purchasing ulta-efficient equipment
            • How much your energy bill could be reduced by painting your roof white or using window overhangs & curtains
            • The difference between 8" of insulation above your ceiling and 12"
            • How much less energy your lighting system consumes when connected to an occupancy sensor
            • Energy reduction with various types of lighting sources. (ie fluorescents, natural light)
            • And many other scenarios that give you several choices in how to reduce your energy consumption while maintaining the level of indoor comfort you desire

 

With the results of the energy simulation, Todaro Engineering will take this information and engineer your new HVAC system. Equipment selection, duct design, construction documents, coordination details, instructions with other trades, load calculations, stamped & signed by a Licensed Professional Engineer; everything you will need for permitting.

 

Call or e-mail Todaro Engineering today to inquire how we can help you in determining what type of system is right for you. We are your one stop for complete quality Mechanical Design for your residential or commercial systems.

 

It's not only your environmental responsibility, it just makes sense to have an energy analysis conducted.

With the ever increasing energy rates and the government offering tax reductions and rebates, controlling your energy consumption by your HVAC system is extremely important.

 

Why would you not want to know how to save money on a system that is comprised of 50% or more of your total energy consumption?