How energy efficient is your equipment? Try these energy calculators to be sure.

For decades, Nationwide Agribusiness and Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) have partnered to offer you affordable equipment breakdown coverage. Built directly into your policy, equipment breakdown insurance covers a wide range of machinery, equipment and technology, including lost income due to service interruption caused by an equipment breakdown.

Today, we can also help you “optimize” energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and save money. HSB’s Energy Optimization program is a new value-added element to help you cut energy costs, conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

Next-generation energy calculators

HSB’s technical team has designed a series of next-generation equipment efficiency calculators, covering a wide range of equipment types and sizes, including lighting systems, HVAC, electrical and mechanical equipment, motors, “vampire” electrical loads and boilers. Available to Nationwide Agribusiness customers, these calculators are easy to use and give you the ability to assess your equipment and operation conditions — on your own — and decide what efficiency improvements are warranted.

The untapped potential for improved energy efficiency in commercial operations is significant. About 40% of a commercial building’s operating costs goes towards energy consumption.

  • Mechanical Equipment. Located deep within a building, mechanical systems are hidden energy users. Their dependability means their efficiencies are often not questioned. Looking at how they operate and are being used can offer opportunities for cost savings.
  • Boilers. Boilers and steam systems consume large amounts of energy. Removing scale and fixing leaks may present an opportunity for significant cost savings.
  • Electrical. Taking a closer look at your electrical systems can help you reduce waste and reduce energy consumption. Just a few percent of savings could mean significant kilowatt hours and dollar savings.
  • HVAC. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems are major energy consumers. HVAC systems can be on duty 24/7 based on original design and installation. It’s useful to take a look at your HVAC system to see if the duty cycle still makes sense given the current condition and configuration of your building. It may have a real effect on your current operating costs.

Visit today to learn how you can reduce your energy costs.

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