With the average electricity cost in the United States on an upward trend, businesses are looking to efficient energy practices that can help save them money they can use elsewhere.
You are probably wondering what you can do to make your building more efficient. This post will give you three tips that can help you save money
Keep reading to learn how you can reduce your company's utility bill.
Appliances have come a long way in recent years.
Energy smart appliances have shown to save on average 20% or more electricity compared to older appliances. Here are some common products and smart tools that can help reduce your electricity usage.
Do you have a building that you use 24 hours a day? If not, you don't need the building's temperature in a comfortable spot the entire time. A smart thermostat will allow you to automatically change the building's temperature to save money on heating and cooling when it isn't in use.
If you have a kitchen for your staff, then you likely have all of the standard appliances.
Make sure you are using energy star products designed for low energy. These include refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers.
Did you know that LED light bulbs use far less energy than traditional ones? Replacing your lighting with LED products can reduce your overall lighting costs for the whole building.
Heating and cooling are one of the most expensive energy costs. Making use of smart landscaping and natural sunlight can help offset those costs.
During the winter when it is cold and windy, landscaping around your building to help stop the wind from hitting it and can reduce how much heat you need.
Natural sunlight will also allow you to heat your building without relying as much on a heating solution.
At the same time, the shade can also prevent sunlight from entering the building and heating it. If cooling your building is a problem then make use of this to stop sunlight from getting inside.
Do you know everything in your building that is running up your power bill?
If not, you need this information if you want to reduce your costs. A good energy audit will tell you everything you need to know.
Your energy audit will take an inventory of all of the devices on your property and determine how much energy each of them uses. You can also specify the time of day appliances use the most power.
With this data, you can switch out high-energy products and change your habits to reduce the usage of high-cost products. This data can be useful if you find yourself using high electricity products during peak-energy hours.
Now that you have a few tips to reduce your utility bill you can start taking action on saving money every month. Everything you do counts, so don't discount all the little things you can do to reduce costs.
Are you ready to take the first step and bring an electrician on to help with your building's maintenance? Contact us today to learn how we can help!