As a business owner, it’s natural to be concerned about your profit & loss and find ways to minimize energy costs at your business. Educating your staff on energy-saving methods, applying the latest technologies, and ensuring the use of free services provided by your utility company are promising ways to reduce costs, lower your energy consumption, and increase your revenue.
Watch Out for Your Equipment
All of your equipment, such as printers, computers, and other energy-depleting devices, should be energy efficient. In addition, they must be set to sleep mode at the end of business hours or turned off completely. Minimize energy costs at your business in 2022 by installing smart thermostats and LED lighting.
Also, install motion sensors in less frequently used areas like the bathrooms and conference rooms. Don’t forget to subscribe to a regular maintenance plan with your HVAC company! This will increase peak performance in both the summer and winter time.
Educate Your Staff
Your employees can also assist to minimize energy costs at your business in 2022. For instance, turning off all lights when they leave a room or the building after business hours is a basic expectation. They can also reduce electric consumption by allowing in the sun’s warmth by opening window shades on sunny winter days. These simple efforts can pay off in the long term!
Save Money on Electricity Bills
Furthermore, many states have deregulated their energy markets to eliminate energy monopolies. You might have the chance to shop for an energy provider providing electric rates lower than your local utility. The process of switching suppliers is easy, and the savings can be impressive.
Manage Spikes During Peak Demand
Moreover, peak demand is when your business consumes the most electricity. These spikes in electric usage affect the amount of money your utility company charges you per kilowatt hour. In addition, you can minimize energy costs in your business with the following options:
- You can overlap start times for employees and extend work hours over a longer time.
- Schedule the operation time of demanding energy equipment to off hours.
- Use a generator to control the spikes in usage off the electric grid.
Welcome Free Energy Audits
Free audits should be provided through your utility company. A licensed and trained inspector will physically evaluate your business, such as searching for any energy leaks, defective equipment, inefficient lighting, and recommending ways to upgrade your business practices. At the end of the evaluation, the inspector will provide you with a list of recommendations to enhance your energy costs. You can also minimize energy costs in your business by participating in money-saving electricity programs supplied by your utility company!
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