Offering Money Saving Technology
Windy City Lighting continues to evolve and offer new technologies available in the energy efficiency industry. In addition to lighting, our energy services include energy audits for refrigeration, compressed air and HVAC upgrades.
Refrigeration Equipment Upgrades
There are many cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency and performance of refrigeration systems utilizing incentives from the utility companies.
Refrigeration upgrade incentives include, but are not limited to, LED refrigeration display case lighting, anti-sweat heater controls, display case night covers, strip curtains, auto door closers and electronically commutated motor (ECM’s or EC Motors) for walk-in coolers or freezers.
Facts to consider when selecting your improvements:
- LED lighting performs better as the temperature drops, using up to 50% less energy and emitting less heat than fluorescent lighting.
- Installing relatively inexpensive humidity-sensing controls is one of the easiest ways to reduce energy costs. This will ensure that they are only used when necessary.
- An electronically commutated motor (ECM) delivers the same power as a comparable shaded-pole motor while consuming only one-third of the energy.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can account for as much as thirty percent of a building’s annual energy usage. The utility companies offer many opportunities to improve HVAC systems while saving money on energy bills. HVAC incentives include, but are not limited to, programmable/smart thermostats, upgrading HVAC components including water and air-cooled chillers, variable speed drives, energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation, and air-side economizers.
Compressed Air Upgrades
Compressed air system inefficiencies may account for one of the largest energy users for a business. Compressed air upgrades will help reduce energy waste and operating costs. Upgrade incentives include, but are not limited to, no-loss condensate drains, low-pressure drop filters, high efficiency air nozzles, reduce compressor discharge pressure and compressed air leak repair.