MaintenX Offers Tips to Help Tampa Schools Save Energy This Year

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The company wants to help local institutions take steps to be more sustainable.

With summer behind us, local schools are gearing up to welcome students back to campus. MaintenX International, a Tampa-based facilities repair company, wants to help local school facility managers save energy and money this year by practicing proper facility maintenance.

“Whether you manage an elementary school or an entire college campus, academic settings can use up a lot of energy,” said Bill Schaphorst, VP of Business Development at MaintenX International. “A school operates anywhere from 8-10 hours a day and requires heating, cooling, lighting and a large kitchen, all of which can be costly to maintain. But with practical solutions, a school can create a more sustainable facility and save energy.”

MaintenX International has been helping Tampa schools save energy and money for more than 30 years. Here are a few actionable ideas you can implement effortlessly:

1.    Ditch inefficient light fixtures
Fluorescent lights are used in most school hallways and classrooms. By replacing these fixtures with more energy efficient technology, you can save big on your electrical bill. Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs are the most efficient lighting options on the market today and are a quick solution for sustainability.

2.    Clean your air conditioning unit
A school’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit works hard to keep classrooms at a comfortable temperature. However, if the system is not cleaned regularly, it has to work harder to do its job, resulting in inefficiencies and wasted energy. Be sure to replace air filters, clean A/C coils and wipe down drain pans to keep your unit in top shape.

3.    Use occupancy sensors
Occupancy sensors are a great solution for eliminating wasted energy on your school’s campus. This technology turns the lights on when there is movement and then turns them off when the last occupant leaves the room. For areas of your school building that are not used all the time, installing sensors is a great way to go green.

4.    Turn off electronics
Most schools are equipped with several computers on site. Although the name may be misleading, screen savers do not save energy. However, turning the computers to sleep mode or shutting them down completely is a great step to save energy in your classroom.

5.    Appreciate natural light
In Tampa, sunshine is available year-round at no cost to your school. When possible, encourage teachers to rely on natural light in their classrooms, rather than electricity. Let that beautiful Florida sunshine into your school!

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MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. MaintenX International is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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