Services Beyond the Meter
Butler County REC provides business support services for energy savings and efficiencies to any size business.
Contact our key account representative at 319.267.2726 or 888.267.2726.
COMPRESSED AIR AUDITS
Compressed air is a convenient source of energy for many operations; however, it is expensive due to low compression efficiencies and leakage. Our staff can evaluate your current system, including the compressors, controls and distribution system. Because the cost of compressed air is so high and repairs are relatively inexpensive, compressed air audits typically have a very fast payback.
A local electrician may not have the expertise required to work with the equipment for your facility. Your electric cooperative has alliances with electricians and engineers who specialize in commercial and industrial operations to assist with electric engineering and consulting, electrical contracting and electrical testing/ maintenance.
ENERGY SYSTEM AUDIT AND DESIGN
Our staff can help you determine where your energy dollars are being spent and what areas of your operation can benefit most from energy improvements. By helping you understand how your electric rate works, we can suggest ways for you to lower your costs without added investment and only minimal changes to your operation.
Advances in lighting technology have improved the color and quality of efficient lighting options. Well-designed lighting has been shown to improve employee comfort and enhance the marketability of products in a retail setting. We can evaluate your current or proposed lighting plan and recommend efficient alternatives.
A well-planned lighting design can save you money for many years to come.
We offer an extensive line of surge protection technology that can protect your facility. Surge protection can help prevent expensive equipment damage and downtime. Regional experts in power quality are also available to monitor and troubleshoot possible power quality problems. When this monitoring is paired with your records of operational problems, determining the cause and prescribing a solution is much easier.
Questline is a comprehensive technical information and problem-solving service provided to you by your local electric cooperative. This 100% confidential service will answer most questions within 48 hours and is limited only to the amount of help you need.
Every effort is made to prevent and minimize these outages; however, if your operation is highly dependent on electricity to maintain production, standby generation may provide a solution for you. We can assist you with the evaluation, purchase and installation of a standby generator to provide power during unexpected outages.
Mechanical and electric problems often show up in the form of excess heat. Using an infrared camera, our energy experts detect these hot spots and identify repairs to be made before a failure occurs. We provide onsite thermal imaging and include a written report of the results and recommendations.