Upgrades That Can Improve Your Elevator’s Energy Efficiency

If you don’t feel like your elevator is running at optimal efficiency, it may be time to make some changes. At Keystone Elevator, we understand how vital your elevator is to running your business. However, if you want to save money on your energy bill, consider how much energy you waste.

Install New Lighting

Your lighting should only consume a small percentage of your elevator’s energy. You should replace all incandescent and fluorescent lighting with LED lights. These lights help people save up to 80% of the energy used on lighting. Additionally, when you have LEDs, the bulbs last longer. You may not have to replace your lighting for decades.

Improve the Hardware

Consider upgrading the housing system and other hardware. Some of the components you should consider upgrading include:

  • The starters
  • The motor
  • The door drive motors
  • The landing systems

Replacing these systems with new ones may help you save money on your monthly energy bill. For example, old DC motors’ elevators may use 50% more energy than new AC motors.

Consider Automated Controls

There is various elevator system software that may help you save energy. Opting into automated controls to automatically turn off air conditioning, lights, fans, and other systems when the elevator is not used will help conserve energy. When your elevator is in standby mode, it consumes more energy than any other state. If you do not control what the systems do in standby mode, you could waste up to 70% more energy than automated controls.

Data logging, for example, allows the elevator to gather traffic data and assess it to make more efficient decisions. The software takes into consideration elevator usage, peak periods, and more. Standby mode can also take over the system and turn off any non-essential power systems. The systems turn back on when someone touches a button.

At Keystone Elevator, we have been servicing elevators in the Greater Boston Metro since 1995. Contact us today at 781-277-4655 or email us for more information on how you can save on your energy bill.