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Energy Consulting for Churches

Most churches throughout Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and the United States have beautiful aesthetics, and some of these houses of worship are older and retain their original design. However, how energy efficient are they? Considering the open space in which the congregation gathers, it takes a lot of light as well as heat or air to ensure that the gathering is comfortable during mass.

Whether you’re a manager or administrator for your local parish, or you’re a member of the clergy that oversees the maintenance of your church, you’ll want to carefully consider cutting down your energy costs as well as improve the electrical and gas systems in your church. You may want to consider energy consulting for your church.

At TruEnergy, we can help you get a stronger sense of your energy use, how to make it more efficient, and how to reduce your energy bills. Keep reading to find out.

Determining What Uses the Most Energy in Your Church

There are plenty of systems and components in your church that use energy. However, in order to determine what’s causing the high costs of your bill, you’ll need to find out which components use the most energy. This can help you figure out which systems are costing you more and more each month.

  • Sound System: The sound system is crucial to any church. It helps carry the sound of the sermon to the furthest pews. The PA system not only functions to project speaking, but it’s also used to amplify the music. While this system doesn’t run all day, it can use some significant energy during back-to-back masses.
  • Lighting: A church needs to be well-lit for the congregation to see. However, due to the amount of lights and the duration of their activity, it can lead to high energy costs.
  • Heat/Air: Whether it’s a brisk winter or in the middle of summer, the HVAC system is important to keep the church at an optimal temperature. However, given the open space in the chapel, it takes a lot to heat and cool it, which can lead to high energy costs or gas bills.
  • Refrigeration: If the clergy house or rectory is connected to the church, then the refrigeration and water systems will be included in the overhead of energy costs.

Considering the various systems in your church that add to the costs of your energy bills, energy consulting may be the right move to see the various steps you can take to reduce the costs and make the energy use more efficient in your church.

Determining What Uses the Most Energy in Your Church

There are plenty of systems and components in your church that use energy. However, in order to determine what’s causing the high costs of your bill, you’ll need to find out which components use the most energy. This can help you figure out which systems are costing you more and more each month.

  • Sound System: The sound system is crucial to any church. It helps carry the sound of the sermon to the furthest pews. The PA system not only functions to project speaking, but it’s also used to amplify the music. While this system doesn’t run all day, it can use some significant energy during back-to-back masses.
  • Lighting: A church needs to be well-lit for the congregation to see. However, due to the amount of lights and the duration of their activity, it can lead to high energy costs.
  • Heat/Air: Whether it’s a brisk winter or in the middle of summer, the HVAC system is important to keep the church at an optimal temperature. However, given the open space in the chapel, it takes a lot to heat and cool it, which can lead to high energy costs or gas bills.
  • Refrigeration: If the clergy house or rectory is connected to the church, then the refrigeration and water systems will be included in the overhead of energy costs.

Considering the various systems in your church that add to the costs of your energy bills, energy consulting may be the right move to see the various steps you can take to reduce the costs and make the energy use more efficient in your church.