Did you know that energy costs are almost always a top 5 expense for businesses? Regardless of industry, energy expenses can have a profound impact on the bottom line. Restaurants, auto repair shops, and even regular offices (law firms, accounting firms, realtors etc) use tremendous amounts of energy and small fixes can yield long-term benefits. While the focus for small businesses differs from large businesses there are a few easy ways companies can save on their energy costs regardless of size.
Here are 5 business energy saving tips:
1. Install Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats aren’t just for the homes; small businesses can take advantage of thermostats like Nest, Ecobee, and Lyric too. These thermostats have shown to save homeowners up to 20% on their energy bills and can have the same effect for small businesses too.
2. Heating and Air Conditioning
It’s something taken for granted, but the heating and air conditioning can be one of the largest energy expenses. A yearly HVAC tune up, a degree or two difference, fan usage and natural sunlight are all small tweaks that can add up to big energy savings.
3. Change Energy Providers
Looking for the cheapest, easiest and effective way to save money on energy? It’s possible, you’ll use the same energy, and there’s no disruption in service. Which means you can continue operating at all hours, and put that money saved to good use.
Energy deregulation has helped businesses control savings up to 32% on energy bills in 15 states across the country. We can help you meet your energy requirements and can act as your energy partner, there to help you rock and roll on all cylinders.
4. Change Lightbulbs
The lights. Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFL) uses 25% of the energy as an incandescent lightbulb and lasts 10 times as long. This means cheaper bills, better light, and less hassle changing the lightbulbs in your business. Think of all the lights you have, and how cleaner, brighter light, and spend less time changing the lightbulbs. It’s an all-around win.
5. Demand Response
Businesses aren’t only charged for the electricity they use but also when they use it as well. The delivery charges on your bill come from the local utility and are based on when and how you use your power. Demand response devices make sure you are consuming power in the most efficient way possible.