6 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs for Your Commercial Business

energy saving officeAll the daily issues that come from running a business are enough work on their own – the last thing you want to worry about is wasting money! The costs that come along with a business is always a concern, and can sometimes cause major problems in trying to make a profit. However, one aspect that many business owners fail to consider is the cost of energy and efficiency of operating. Here are some ways businesses can reduce their energy costs:


  1. Go Solar

Making the switch to a solar-powered office may seem like a huge move, but it’s a no-brainer if you’re trying to save money on energy costs. Solar energy is free, clean, and renewable! The initial costs can easily be offset by a few years of running your business purely on the sun’s rays. Say goodbye to monthly electric bills with solar!


  1. LED Lighting

Your business may very well be using old lighting systems that use way more energy than necessary. Switching to LED lighting will not only consume less energy than standard sources, but will also last way longer. This is saving your business money two-fold!


  1. Energy Efficient Practices

Depending on your utility company, they usually have off-peak hours and high-peak times during the day. If possible, try to use excess energy during the low or off-peak times. Give this a try for a week or two, and compare energy costs going forward to see if this practice is worth the trouble.


  1. Energy Audit

Did you know that there are companies that you can hire to perform energy audits for your company/business? Many utility companies offer a free energy audit program to ensure that you are using energy efficiently.


  1. Power-Saving Mode

Many different forms of technology now have power-saving modes, sleep mode, or other types of ways to conserve energy consumption. Make sure to set up all your business’s computers, appliances, and any other electric product that has a low-energy mode. Better yet, turn all these electronics off completely when possible.


  1. Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are another great way to save your business some extra money on energy costs. These new thermostats have the ability to automatically adjust the temperature of your workplace when no one is working or in the office. This feature will save your business a ton during the summer months when the air conditioners are typically running all day.


Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

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