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What is the main aim of an energy audit?

More than ever before, we are aware of how important it is that we are sustainable and conserve resources wherever possible. This applies to all settings and environments, from individual homes to governments and businesses. Therefore, it is crucial that we monitor and optimise energy consumption at all times. This is where energy audits come in.

At a time of ever-increasing energy costs, there is now more reason than ever to think about how much it is costing and where you can save. But how? This is where we come in. Here at Glaston, we can help you in all aspects of your production to reduce carbon and energy usage and reduce costs. 

In this article, we will answer any questions you may have including ‘what’s an energy audit’ and ‘what is the main aim of an energy audit’?. We will also cover why they are so important and how they can boost system efficiency and save costs. Read on to find out more about why you need an energy audit from Glaston. 

What’s an energy audit?

An energy audit refers to a comprehensive and systematic assessment of how energy is used within a facility. The primary aim of this analysis is to identify opportunities where energy efficiency can be improved. Energy audits can be carried out in a range of different settings, from commercial to residential buildings. Pretty much any building or system that uses energy. 

An energy audit involves the collection of all energy consumption data, including examining various processes and systems, including air compression systems. Typically, an energy audit is conducted by professionals, such as our experts here at Glaston. 

An energy audit provides you with a complete energy consumption and efficiency assessment and gives you all the information you need to identify and correct any energy usage issues. This could help you improve efficiency and save costs. 

What is the main aim of an energy audit?

While we have already discussed that the primary goal of an energy audit is to identify where energy could be better conserved. But there are many different aims of an energy audit that could also benefit your business. 

Identifying opportunities for energy efficiency

As an energy audit collects all relevant information on how much energy is being used, it uncovers areas within a facility where improvements can be made, such as through leak detection. This can include a range of options including upgrading equipment, implementing technologies that are more energy-efficient or optimising current processes. 

Why are energy audits useful?

Here are a few other reasons why energy audits are so useful and what they can offer various environments and industries. 

Reduced energy costs 

Of course, one of the main reasons why individuals and businesses are so keen to identify and address energy inefficiencies is to reduce energy consumption and subsequently, energy costs. Energy costs have increased considerably all over the world in the last few years, and account for a considerable amount of expenditure. 

Therefore, by being able to lower operational expenses it could have a significant impact on your company’s or household’s overall outgoings. 

Enhancing sustainability

Another reason why energy audits are so useful is that they can contribute considerably to helping reduce a facility’s carbon footprint. This is an important aspect of an individual and global effort to promote responsible and efficient energy use and combat climate change. 

How can energy audits improve system efficiency?

So we know that energy audits can improve the efficiency of energy systems within a facility, but how do they achieve this? 

Identifying inefficiencies

When conducting energy audits, here at Glaston we use specialised equipment, such as our compressed air leak detectors, to identify areas of energy waste. This can identify a range of causes, including poor insulation, excessive lighting or inefficient equipment. Steps can be taken to rectify these inefficiencies once they have been identified. 

Optimising equipment

After undergoing an energy audit you may be surprised to reveal that energy efficiencies are being caused by outdated equipment that consumes more energy than necessary. To fix this, upgrading to a more energy-efficient alternative can make a huge difference to a facility’s overall efficiency. 

Energy audits from Glaston

Here at Glaston, we know how important it is to ensure your systems are running as efficiently as possible, especially with the rising price of electricity. Therefore, by using our experts’ compressed air energy audit, we can help you identify how much your system is costing you. Our energy audits are free to clients and offer minimal disruption to your facility’s operations while the energy audit is taking place. 

Once we have identified your energy efficiency we can show you areas where you can save money as well as ways that you can improve and maintain your system’s performance. Through our data-driven energy audits, we can provide improvements that will cut down on your carbon footprint and your costs. 
For more information on our energy audits, air compressor supply and installation and other services, contact our team today.

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