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Save on Your Business’ Power Bill
Are you tired of searching for ways to cut costs and save on your business expenses? A costly power bill can often go unnoticed, however your electricity use could be the ticket to cutting back on business costs.
A few simple changes and some small investments could set your business up for some serious savings on your power bill. Let’s take a look at the best ways to cut back on your business’ energy consumption.
Switch to Energy Efficient Devices
Upgrading to energy efficient devices and office equipment is a smart long term investment for your business. Old air conditioners, heaters and kitchen appliances will consume a lot of energy. Depending on the size of your commercial space, these appliances could be costing you big time. In addition, you can invest in five-star energy rated devices, including computers, monitors, photocopiers and printers. Maintain an eco-friendly office and remember to turn off all equipment completely when not in use, or switch to sleep mode. It seems miniscule in the grand scheme of energy use, but you’ll be surprised at how much you can actually save by doing it consistently.
Stop spending money on a commercial space when it’s unoccupied! By investing in a programmable thermostat, you’ll be able to regulate the temperature to best suit the time of day and the level of occupancy. A thermostat will ensure cooling and heating remains consistent on weekends, holidays and overnight; and will help to maintain a comfortable temperature during business hours.
Prevent & Repair Drafts
Drafts can often go unnoticed in large commercial buildings, however it won’t go unnoticed on your power bill. Even a small draft can undo the hard work of your heating or cooling system. Try to conduct regular maintenance checks on your building to ensure drafts are prevented or repaired quickly.
Embrace Natural Lighting
Identify areas in your building that receive natural light and save artificial light for where it’s needed most. Make good use of windows and skylights, and light up your office naturally! If your business requires constant artificial lighting, be sure to switch to energy efficient light bulbs.
Shade From the Sun in Summer
During the warmer months, protect your space from the sun with awnings, blinds or window film. The sun’s heat will force your cooling system to work extra hard and will significantly increase its energy consumption.
Invest in Solar
You can go one step further with natural lighting and convert it into energy that will power your business. Investing in solar panels for your business will completely change the way you operate. You’ll not only increase your green rating, but you’ll also cut costs significantly without having to make sacrifices to other areas of your business. If you’re looking to become a leader in sustainability, or you’d like to take steps towards operating more efficiently; solar power is the way forward.
Stop paying for excessive energy use that can be easily avoided! Upgrade appliances, adopt energy-saving habits and use the sun to your advantage. Save on your power bill and give your business the chance to grow.
If you’d like to learn more about commercial solar installation, chat to our team today.