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How Insulating Commercial Buildings Can Save You Much More Than Energy

Did you know that insulation alone reduces annual energy use in United States buildings by about 15% of total U.S. annual energy usage? Sometimes we don’t recognize how much of an impact we make on the environment. At Garland Insulating, our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees and the people we meet. That’s why, since 1948, we have not only committed to saving energy, but also saving you money. The U.S. Department of Energy reported one third of the energy used in commercial buildings is dedicated to heating and cooling. By properly insulating commercial buildings, owners can save more than $9.6 billion in annual energy costs. According to an article posted on http://www.usgbc.org/, The Orlando Sentinel revealed that Stetson University has saved over $15,000 a month in energy bills by installing 30% more insulation than required by building codes.


Of course, there is more to it than insulating and there are other things that need to be considered just as carefully. For instance, a lot of commercial buildings have sliding doors. These are designed to have as little effect on energy use as possible by only allowing a limited amount of heat to escape each time they open. However, if they go wrong and get stuck, the results can be drastic on wasted energy. Should this ever happen at your commercial building, you could visit Horton Automatics and ask about their repair services. Despite this, insulating will definitely save the most energy and money.

However, insulating saves you even more than energy and money. To evaluate how we can provide you the best value, contact Garland Insulating for a FREE assessment of your commercial property. Overall, insulation can improve productivity, control condensation, reduce noise, create a healthier indoor environment, and improve comfort.

Improves Productivity

As many as 5 out of 7 office workers list noise as a key obstruction to productivity. Exposure to excessive noise is actually reported to cause poor concentration, stress, fatigue, and reduce productivity. Insulating commercial buildings’ walls, ceilings, floors and ducts can significantly reduce the amount of noise pollution in the building. Furthermore, as previously stated, insulation can also be done by using appropriate doors for the building. By installing commercial doors, the noise that can travel from having open regular doors will be minimized by the new doors only opening when people are entering or leaving the building. This will help to reduce noise pollution and therefore improve the productivity of the workforce.

Improves Comfort

A comfortable climate is also a vital factor to employee productivity, something as simple as having the right office chairs can make all the difference. But this isn’t the only thing that can help with productivity. Insulation prevents unwanted moisture and helps work areas stay a consistent temperature throughout the building. Businesses looking to increase the comfort of their work environment through improved heat blocking, insulating, and temperature control may want to tint office windows in their building.

A More Sustainable Environment

Proper insulation is essential to constructing a sustainable, affordable, comfortable, and efficient commercial building while reducing the negative impact on the environment.

To learn more about the many ways insulating commercial buildings can benefit you, or to schedule your free assessment, contact Garland Insulating today.