‘Energy efficiency’ is a term that may scare some UK organisations, but the reality of improving your energy consumption habits – and the reward for doing so – is much more appealing than you might assume. With a site survey from MWA, you could save on a huge amount on energy costs and troubleshoot metering anomalies that might otherwise cost you dearly. Simply put, an energy-efficient business is a more profitable one!
What is a site survey?
Simply put, a site survey is a process by which we inspect the meters on your property, identify consumption habits and potential issues, then make recommendations based on what we find – usually reviewing and improving your energy efficiency.
As we’ve discussed before, meters are a low priority for many building managers, and are often purchased with only short-term costs considered. The issue is that there is so much more that should be taken into account – no one meter is suitable for every circumstance. Things like condensation, temperature, pressure drop, MID ratios and even the position of the display can drastically affect the suitability of any given meter to the job, and a site survey is a means of getting expert advice on these matters.
Why should I get a site survey?
In a world that is growing increasingly conscious of energy consumption habits, the energy usage / ‘energy efficiency’ of many UK organisations will soon be a matter of public record. Fixed and remote data loggers will be a requirement, and the pressure will be on to find ways to become more energy efficient. So why wait? Getting ahead of the curve on energy efficiency will have you saving money sooner and will reflect better on your company.
When a meter is right for the job and installed correctly, it will serve you well in the long term – 15 to 20 years of reliable reading, without the headaches and exponentially higher cost of continual replacements. By requesting a site survey, you’re future-proofing your business.
The consequences of choosing the wrong meter, on the other hand, can be disastrous, and it’s all too easy to make a mistake. Metering may appear to some to be a no-brainer, but as we’ve written about before, it can be a minefield, and even some consultants may lead you to purchase meters that are best avoided. If the wrong meter is installed, the longevity of its operation and the accuracy of its reading is compromised.
Needless to say, these are circumstances that you want to avoid. After all, if you cannot trust the meter – can you trust the data? If your readings are wrong, not only are you probably getting overcharged, but any attempted data analysis is doomed from the foundation. The wrong data can lead to the wrong decisions, escalating into a spiral of mistakes that may cost you dearly.
A site survey by MWA will identify any potential issues with your data reporting, providing suggestions for areas of improvement and troubleshooting for any anomalies. Whether it’s for Air, Gas, Oil, Water, Steam, Electricity, Heating, Cooling or Energy meters, we will help you identify usage patterns and optimise accordingly.
When it comes to meters, we’re not afraid to flash our credentials. We’re the largest meter stockist in the UK, and our expertise in metering puts us in the perfect position to recommend the right meter for the job.
We stock a wide variety of meters from brands big and small, and our unparalleled selection means that we always have the right meter for the right circumstance. Our staff make it their business to know everything there is to know about meters, and our comprehensive service support means that you never have to worry about dealing with anyone else for your metering concerns On top of all this, we offer a 5-year warranty on every meter we specify. You can be confident that our recommended meters are set to last – and you’re covered in the circumstance that they don’t.
When you arrange a site survey with MWA, you’re tapping into a wealth of knowledge that will save you time, money and stress for years to come. Contact us and request a site survey today by contacting us online, or calling us on +44(0)121 327 7771.
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