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Why Pay More for Energy Management?

Posted by on August 8, 2013

As a QSR owner, you’ve probably seen your fair share of energy management systems. The folks at energy management companies love to pitch to QSR owners over and over again about how much money they can save by switching to a more sophisticated control system. One topic that’s always included in these pitches is HVAC control. Whether it’s a sophisticated fully automated control system, a “smart” thermostat with two way communication capability, or a variable speed air handler, they all promise significant overall energy savings.

Cooling (and Heating) Lesson #1: Programmable Thermostat Selection

Posted by on June 6, 2008

In this post I will cover the logistics of selecting and choosing to install a programmable thermostat. If you live in a place with air-conditioning and/or heating a programmable thermostat can save you buckets of money and reduce your carbon footprint by a whole lot. I will devote a future post to quantifying these savings, but with summer upon us the installation cannot wait. In my own house, I installed a programmable thermostat and the thermostat paid for itself (in electricity savings) in the first month.

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