9 Ways to Cut Energy Costs

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Improve Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Retrofitting your heating-and-cooling systems can reduce your building's energy consumption by as much as 40 percent, because many older systems are oversize and inefficient. Opt for a newer unit that is just as powerful (if not more so), and more compact. If you can't replace your HVAC system, improve it with a variable speed drive to control the motor's speed.