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Should You Consider an Energy Upgrade During COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily operations for nearly every business in the country. Companies are adapting quickly to regulations related to the virus, such as social distancing, and finding innovative ways to continue operations. Through these changes, many businesses are discovering opportunities to create or move forward on new initiatives. 

One value-added initiative for businesses to consider is improving the energy efficiency of their buildings. Installing an energy upgrade not only lowers annual expenses but is also an excellent way to increase the environmental sustainability of a building. Here are a few reasons that now could be an ideal time to budget for an energy upgrade. 

Unoccupied Facilities: An Opportunity for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Typically, businesses would schedule energy-efficiency upgrades and phase change material installations after hours or on weekends in order to minimize disruption. However, buildings are currently vacant or have fewer people circulating throughout the day. During this unique time, installation crews are able to work with increased efficiency and complete upgrades prior to a business’s return to normal day-to-day operations.

Energy Upgrades Save You Money While You’re Away

Restaurants, schools, and many other organizations are spending more than necessary to keep their buildings temperature-controlled. Regardless of whether the buildings are being used, fluctuations in the temperature can leave HVAC systems working harder, even for an empty building. An energy-efficiency upgrade, such as phase change material, helps building managers and owners stabilize that fluctuation to keep costs low while their facilities are unoccupied. 

D.I. Pathways is not only a source for business owners who are looking to keep costs low. Our subscription model includes product guarantee insurance, which allows businesses to make a risk-free investment in their building. Most energy efficiency companies lock customers into a long-term contract; however, D.I. Pathways has made energy upgrades more affordable and accessible than ever.

Is it Safe to Retrofit a Building During COVID-19?

There is an understandable concern about whether construction-related companies are able to continue to work safely. Installation of many energy upgrades, particularly phase change material, can be done while maintaining the guidelines set by the CDC for critical infrastructure workers. In situations where buildings are empty or nearly empty, there will be very few people in the building, allowing the installation team to closely monitor and control the social distancing practices of individuals working on the install.

How to Get Started

D.I. Pathways is taking all necessary steps to keep our customers and our installation team safe. We are here to discuss how an energy upgrade could help your business save on expenses and even add to your bottom line. To learn more about how we can help, contact D.I. Pathways today.

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