Managing power consumption is no small task for business owners and property managers. Properly controlling your energy usage is key for minimizing costs, maximizing profit margin, and reducing your business’ impact on the environment.

Unfortunately, many facilities make the same energy management mistakes that ultimately hurt their bottom line. It usually has to do with their scheduling practices. More specifically, they are making one (or more) of these three mistakes.

Early Building Start

More times than not, buildings are turned on before any workers arrive. Some operations – such as heating or cooling – may be necessary to keep conditions comfortable, but there is no reason to provide light for an empty office.

Late Building Shutdown

How long does your facility continue to operate after the last occupant has left the premise? Often times, the building shuts down much later than it needs to; and sometimes it doesn’t even shut down at all.

Weekend Operations

Traditional office hours require employees to work Monday through Friday, with the weekends off. If your business operates under these conditions, pay close attention to your weekend energy consumption. There is no reason for your building to be operating at full-, or even half-capacity, when it is unoccupied.

Electro Industries has been helping business owners save green for more than 40 years – and we don’t just mean energy. Our power monitoring equipment is designed to help you save money and improve your bottom line. Visit our online store to browse through our selection of power meters, submeters, and energy management software, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.