A recent report released by CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy demonstrated the benefit of cost effective upgrades that reduce energy use in buildings with five or more residential units. The report shows that energy efficiency upgrades not only improve the bottom line for apartment buildings, they also help keep housing affordable for residents and increase comfort levels.
What kinds of energy efficiency upgrades have the most impact? Reducing building heat loss combined with upgrading HVAC systems to be more energy efficient seems to have the largest impact overall, with building heat loss being one of the easiest areas to address.
When building owners think of heat loss, they typically think of adding insulation to walls and ceilings. They also consider energy efficient windows and eliminating gaps and cracks in doors and walls. An often overlooked area is heat loss around window and wall mounted air conditioning units.
Air infiltration around window and wall mounted air conditioning units is a substantial source of building heat loss. An average of 3.2 million BTUs of heat is lost around each AC unit. In a multi-family residential unit, this waste can really add up. Window Sentry and Sleeve Sentry, created by the air seal experts at Green Sentry Solutions are a cost effective way of sealing this gap in your building and preventing heat loss.
Green Sentry Solutions significantly reduces your fuel budget with products that are designed to completely air seal window and sleeve AC gaps in your building. Call us to get a complimentary consultation. (855) 477-3300