Award-winning commercial heating and ventilation specialist Lord Combustion Services has provided advice for businesses amid the energy crisis as the cold weather puts pressure on usage levels.
With businesses facing tough decisions on power and heating amid the threat of blackouts, Managing Director Stuart Smith has advised leaders on practical steps to consider during the winter in an article for the latest edition of the Chamber’s Prosper magazine.
Working with 1000 clients across the West Midlands including NHS and education sites from their Oldbury base, Lord Combustion Services are helping businesses with engineering solutions to reduce the impact of soaring utility bills on their costs outgoings.
In his article, Stuart says: “As a Platinum member of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, we recognise that you can contact the Chamber to access support or engage recommended specialists through trade organisations.
“As leading commercial heating and ventilation specialists who have served the Black Country and West Midlands since 1982, we can assist clients on ‘engineering down’ their energy usage.
“Carrying out an holistic review to monitor energy usage, especially on fossil fuels, can ensure you understand your requirements and can control your allocations before any shutdown disruption.
“You may have legacy parts of your system which can be isolated or throttled from use to focus on other areas. The other big question to ask your team is: Do you know who to call if there is an emergency?”
Stuart adds that the Lord team are speaking to clients who are considering all options for reducing their energy consumption.
He said: “They want to investigate their options and the possible impact of utilising renewable technologies, including heat pumps, which offer reduced carbon emissions than traditional systems.
“Others are looking at hybrid heating and hot water options, which combine two or more technologies generating heat together as a low carbon alternative. Hybrids typically consist of a gas or oil boiler and an air to water heat pump.”
Read the advice from MD Stuart Smith on pages 46 and 47 in the latest Prosper magazine: click here
With a team of 45 engineers and support staff, Lord has been recognised for its work on sustainability and environmental impact having successful delivered significant retrofitting heating and hot water projects for the likes of the landmark Edgbaston cricket stadium in Birmingham.
Last year Lord was recognised for its achievements in reducing clients’ environmental impact by winning the sustainability trophy at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards.
In April, the company made the Net Zero Business Pledge to reduce their environmental impact during a visit by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to mark their 40th year in business.