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donnabates
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Posted - 07/31/2015 :  04:30:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Power consumed at a commercial garage is usually high. Sometimes the bills freaks me. Iím trying hard to reduce the power consumption but not very effective. I plan to reshape my garage storage[/url] so that more natural light can pass through reducing the power consumption considerably. I am thinking of reshaping the interior and exterior of the garage to give it a fresh look by hiring a interior designing company. I doubt that whether it is a good idea or not. Looking forward to your suggestions. Thank you!

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Posted - 07/31/2015 :  2:09:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Increasing natural light will certainly save on lighting energy. But, if it's a commercial garage, then it's unlikely that lighting is a major source of power consumed.

What other electrical devices are used in the garage?

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yogasystems
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Posted - 08/03/2015 :  12:14:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit yogasystems's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe you can share us the details of the garage (size, materials, and possibly the bills!)
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AmyRivera
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  11:45:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there, I agree that natural lighting will help you or try out big ceiling light.
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EVIL Teken
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Posted - 01/06/2016 :  09:11:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As others have stated there are many things that impact the energy bill and in no specific order: Insulation, Air Exchange per hours, HVAC efficency, lighting, and any other high amperage devices being used.

If this is a automotive shop its not like you can turn off the compressor when its under use. The only recourse is to increase the size of the holding tank which will reduce the amount of on time. If (Human) wants to stay toasty warm at 75'F during the dead of winter and the GDO bay doors are constantly being open.

There isn't anything you can do besides hurry the guy who's driving the car into the shop to move as quick as possible.

But as I stated up top this basic scenario impacts air exchanges per hour. You simply can't expect your heating bill to be low if a busy place of business is always opening / closing the bay doors.

The list is endless but the basics have been provided which anyone should really consider.

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KennethMan
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Posted - 04/12/2016 :  01:28:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit KennethMan's Homepage  Send KennethMan an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Decrease the standby power consumption of the other components in the appliance. Because the standby power consumption of the low-voltage power supply is proportional to the amount of power it supplies at any given moment, decreasing the power it provides to the other standby components decreases its own standby losses as well.

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Kyile Rey
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Posted - 06/03/2016 :  04:23:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kyile Rey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
using natural lights is great idea
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Kyile Rey
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Posted - 06/10/2016 :  04:17:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kyile Rey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
check this link, it has several great ideas https://www.progress-energy.com/carolinas/home/save-energy-money/energy-saving-tips-calculators/100-tips.page?

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Chazbot
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Posted - 09/20/2016 :  12:38:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Chazbot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.ecoairanywhere.com/files/117184818.pdf

If you are exchanging air in a working garage you will likely benefit from one of these. At the correct size you will recover 70-90% of the energy of the exchange between incoming and outgoing air. A slight positive pressure in the building overall and eliminate the drafts you will notice the energy savings.

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sym420
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Posted - 02/17/2017 :  05:46:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit sym420's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I use natural light in my garage after i replaced my florecent lights and the lighting makes a huge difference. It looks like a whole new garage and much more brigther than before.

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wickrush
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  01:43:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
way to improve garage energy efficiency https://learn.compactappliance.com/garage-energy-efficiency/
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affordablewindowsofaz12
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Posted - 06/02/2017 :  9:18:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit affordablewindowsofaz12's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My suggestions is to go for energy efficient windows like Double-Hung or Casement windows which is the perfect option to let go the air and light into your garage.
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