4 Mistakes That Could Skyrocket Your Business’ Energy Bills
Is your business spending too much money on energy? Probably.
The good news is that you can achieve big savings by making relatively small changes. For starters, make sure you aren’t making one of these four mistakes, which could skyrocket your energy bill…
Poor Building Scheduling.
Take a look at an hourly breakdown of your building’s energy consumption, then cross-reference it to your employee’s working hours. Do the two match up? Oftentimes, you will find you are paying to operate your facility when it is completely vacant – such as overnight or on the weekends.
Using Inefficient Equipment.
Your facility is only as energy-efficient as the equipment it uses. From employee computers to the refrigerator in your breakroom, take a close look at all of the electronic devices in your office and how they compare to today’s energy standards. You may discover that doing a complete overhaul of your equipment will actually save you money in the long-run.
Neglecting HVAC System.
Heating and cooling is a major source of energy consumption. In some offices, it can be responsible for half of your energy bill or more. Keep costs down and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system by keeping up with your preventative maintenance. This includes:
Changing your air filters every month.
Upgrading the insulation in your walls, ceiling, and floors.
Sealing air leaks around your windows, doors, and ductwork.
Scheduling a professional tune-up twice per year (heating and cooling).
Not Investing in an EMS.
An energy management system, or EMS, allows you to monitor, control, and optimize your facility’s energy consumption. Using a series of connected power meters, submeters, and computer software, you can view how much energy your facility is consuming in real time. This allows you to easily identify areas of inefficiency and work on correcting them.
For the past 40+ years, Electro Industries has helped businesses around the world save energy, money, and the environment. Our energy management systems are simple, easy to use, and proven to reduce energy consumption. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.