Energy management systems can offer many benefits to a business; including reduced operating expenses, decreased environmental impact, and marketing advantages. However, in order to reap these benefits, it is important that you avoid these costly mistakes…

Mistake #1: Not having upper-level support.

Energy management works best with a top-down approach, meaning you need the support of upper-level management. Too often, energy managers see their initiatives fail because there isn’t a company-wide buy-in. If you are having trouble gaining support from your boss, try this:

  • Present the problem (high energy usage) and the solution (an energy management system).
  • Use statistics, facts, and hard dollar figures to support your case.
  • Do your research beforehand so you can pose specific ideas.

Mistake #2: Not investing enough.

If you make the decision to invest in energy management, invest in energy management. Rapid, company-wide implementation yields better results, and tends to deliver them quickly. Slow, limited deployment, on the other hand, can deliver slow, limited results. This ultimately sabotages your campaign before it has a chance to get off the ground.

Mistake #3: Using the wrong equipment.

In the world of energy management, your results are only as good as the equipment you use. The best energy management systems offer real-time power monitoring, which gives you valuable insights in the moment, instead of waiting 24-48 hours for interval data. You should also seek out “bonus features” that can help you save money in other areas, such as power quality analysis, automated reporting, and billing.

Electro Industries is a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of power monitoring equipment. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses around the world save energy, money, and the environment. Visit our website to learn how our energy management systems can help your business, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.