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LED lighting is only the tip of your energy savings opportunity

the-wasmer-co-sheboygan-led-blogDid you know that according to the Department of Energy, lighting accounts for only 11% of utility consumption?

If you’re considering reducing your utility costs by replacing traditional lighting with high-efficiency LEDs, it’s still a smart call. LEDs have a relatively quick payback cycle. And every dollar you save on your utilities after that can have a significant impact on your company’s net profitability.

So, if lighting is only 11% of your “utility opportunity,” where else should you be looking?

HVAC is huge. It accounts on average for 35% of energy consumption. Applying some common-sense refinements to your current systems can produce major savings.

For example, manufacturing facilities tend to have heating units high overhead. Since heat rises, you expend tons of energy trying to force warm air down to the plant floor (at a thermal loss rate of approximately 10° F for every 10’ drop).

Channel that heat down to the floor via ductwork instead and you cut energy costs as well as your amount of moving parts and related maintenance costs.

On projects where we engineer solutions for both lighting and HVAC, clients routinely achieve up to a 75% savings on related utility costs.

Compressed Air Systems also warrant serious attention.

We frequently encounter compressors competing to produce air, piping errors that limit capabilities and leaks throughout the system. The result? Incredible inefficiencies. Unnecessarily high KW per CFM costs. Plus, unusually high equipment depreciation and replacement costs.

You should be looking at pressure swings of no more than 1-2 PSI. That way you can produce more air pressure at lower settings, provide drier air for your instrumentation, dial in intrigue machines to be more precise and eliminate false demands that require more air compressors to be activated. The resulting energy savings can be a real eye-opener.

Motor Controls & Variable Frequency Drives can help further optimize energy efficiency by scaling outputs to match demand more precisely. Take start-ups and shut-offs. Replacing full-on hard starts and shut-offs with longer, steady ramp-ups and ramp-downs can be more energy efficient and create far less wear and tear on costly capital equipment.

We can run the numbers for you to show just how much this all can mean to your bottom line. We think you’ll like what you see. But the question then becomes: How can we get all this done? Our schedules are already jammed. Internal resources are limited or lack the necessary skill sets. Budgets are tight. And clearly, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration.

That’s why it pays to partner with a company that can provide you with the extensive expertise needed to offer a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to the challenge. Wasmer Company can help you with everything from high-efficiency LED lighting, to HVAC, compressed air and motor controls and variable frequency drives. Should you want to take the next step towards energy independence with renewable power generation, we can take care of that for you as well.

Comprehensive project management services minimize the demands on your time and internal resources. Turnkey capabilities include:

On-site assessment – We tackle it all for you from light output analysis and compressed air leak detection, to thermal imaging to identify energy efficiency opportunities throughout your facility.

In-house engineering capabilities enable us to design a truly custom solution to your unique challenges. At Wasmer Company, we are committed to doing what’s best for your business rather than just what’s most convenient for us.

A rigorous product procurement process ensures you have products you can depend on to deliver the ROI you demand.

Installation from experts and a thorough validation process mean the job isn’t done until you’re satisfied that we delivered as promised.

What’s more, our proven, metrics-based process delivers benefits that go far beyond the basics of utility cost savings. We take the time to understand your business challenges and help you understand all the ways we can support your strategic initiatives. As a result, Wasmer Company helps you resolve mission-critical challenges, benefiting everything from safety, quality control and workflow, to recruitment, morale and continuous improvement efforts.

To make your life easier while increasing your profitability right away, we also have introduced an innovative new concept to the market. Collect your Focus on Energy rebate savings up front with our projects. We take care of completing and filing the rebates for you. So, you see rebate dollars sooner while eliminating all the paperwork headaches on the backend.

Want to know more? Check out Wasmer Company’s Proven Process blog post. Or, if you’d like to speak directly to our founder, CEO and lead smart energy expert, arrange your free, no-obligation one-on-one virtual chat at 10 Minutes with Tim.

 

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