NHSaves Blog

7 Ways to Lower Water Heating Costs

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2015 in @ Home

Key Points  Water heating accounts for nearly 10 percent of total energy use in commercial buildings. Maintenance and conservation measures reduce hot water demand and operating costs. If your system is more than 10 years old, consider upgrading to energy-efficient technologies.   Water heating accounts for nearly 10 percent of total energy use in commercial buildings. For facilities…

Intelligent Controls Make Lighting Smarter

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in @ Work

Key Points  Intelligent light controls can help you reduce operating costs and improve your facility. Intelligent lighting systems are adaptable, measurable and can provide valuable information. LEDs are dimmable and start instantly, making them a perfect fit for intelligent controls.   Are you focusing on lighting the way you should be? Just think, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of energy use in commercial…

HVAC Systems: Top 10 Money-Saving Technologies

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in @ Work

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning; that’s a lot to fit into one system. No wonder HVAC is the biggest energy user in most commercial buildings. These innovative technologies are like a breath of fresh air; saving energy and improving system performance, while keeping your indoor environment clean, comfortable and productive.   Electronically commutated motors (ECMs)…

Saving Energy on Computer and Office Equipment

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in @ Work

Key Points  Today’s computers are much more energy efficient than a decade ago, but only if they are configured to sleep when they are not in use. Flat screen monitors use considerably less energy than cathode ray monitors. Chargers that are left plugged in when not in use still draw current and waste energy.   According to the U.S….

Savor the Profits! ENERGY STAR Tips for Food Service Facilities

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in @ Work

Key Points For food service facilities, saving energy is an opportunity to increase profits. Start saving with low cost items, such as installing energy- efficient LED bulbs in your dining area. Add ENERGYSTAR dishwashers and kitchen equipment to our menu of energy efficiency.   In today’s competitive economy, restaurant managers are giving every item in the…

Producing Energy Savings in Manufacturing Facilities

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in @ Work

Key Points Energy ­management programs should incorporate elements of industrial process control. Monitor energy use in the production area to identify waste and implement savings opportunities. A successful energy­ management program requires the cooperation of all production staff.   The wide variety of energy intensive processes in manufacturing facilities makes tracking and managing energy use a…

Keeping Children Safe

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in @ Home

Key Points Teach kids to never touch a power line or anything that may be touching a power line. Never bathe children with a plugged-in electrical appliance like a radio or hair dryer nearby. Teach kids to recognize the odor of natural gas. Keeping children safe always has to be a top priority. All of…

Increasing Savings With Proper Shading

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015 in @ Home

Key Points When properly installed, window shades can be one of the most effective ways to save energy. Window shades help increase the impact of other energy efficient appliances and fixtures. Shading practices should change according to season to maximize benefits. Making energy efficient improvements to your home can help increase comfort, while saving money and conserving…

Using Flow Meters to Improve Plant Efficiency

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015 in @ Home

With commercial compressed air systems costing up to $200 per CFM per year, it’s worth taking a look at saving energy through proper design and sizing, as well as addressing leaks and inappropriate uses. Air Best Practices provides a great overview of how to use inexpensive flow meters to improve energy efficiency in your company’s…

LIGHTNING! Protect Your Home

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in @ Home

Key Points Each year, lightning is responsible for $4-$5 billion in damage costs in the U.S. Lightning arrestors carry harmful electrical current away from your home and safely to ground. Lightning arrestors are already installed on transmission and distribution lines. Lightning has always been one of the most intense natural forces, harnessing tremendous amounts of…