Did you know that up to 75% of the energy produced in the United States is ultimately wasted? Some of this is due to inefficiencies in the generation process, but much of it caused by bad practices on the consumer’s end.

Wasted energy doesn’t just hurt the environment, it costs you money. If you are looking for ways to reduce energy waste around your business, start by taking a close look at these three suspects…

Inefficient Scheduling

Your business’ energy consumption should have a direct relationship with the amount of employees in your building. If your facilities are running early in the morning, late at night, or over the weekend, you could be spending thousands of unnecessary dollars.

Heating and Cooling System

Space heating and cooling is responsible for a large portion of your energy consumption, and there are a lot of bad practices that can make it even worse. Lack of insulation, air leaks, and poor maintenance routines can all cause your HVAC system to use much more energy than it should be.

Old Equipment

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but newer equipment is generally much more energy-efficient than its older counterparts. Old light bulbs, computers, and even the refrigerator in your break room could all contribute to spikes in your energy costs.

The easiest way to keep tabs on your energy consumption is through the use of power monitoring equipment – such as the meters and submeters available from Electro Industries. For 40 years, we have helped businesses all around the world save money and energy. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.