As the owner, CFO, or finance manager of your business, you know that every penny counts. You are constantly looking for ways to reduce your operating costs and improve your profit margin; whether it be changing suppliers or hiring employees for less.

One sure-fire, yet often overlooked way to accomplish this goal is by reducing your energy consumption. If you are looking to save money by cutting back on energy usage, here are a few simple do’s and don’ts to get you started.

DO schedule an energy audit.

Scheduling an energy audit from a professional service can help you identify areas of inefficiency around the office. They will even provide you with written recommendations and let you know about any government rebates that you may qualify for.


DON’T run lights or equipment when the office is empty.

One of the biggest causes of wasted energy is running lights, computers, and other equipment when the office is empty. Everything should be shut down before your employees leave for the night or weekend, and unplugging devices from the outlets can help prevent them from drawing “phantom energy”.


DO upgrade your light bulbs.

Is your office still using old, incandescent light bulbs? Upgrading to compact fluorescent or LED bulbs can reduce your lighting costs by more than 80%! This is a very inexpensive and easy way to save a lot of money.


DON’T neglect your HVAC system.

Heating and cooling is one of your biggest energy expenses, but how much attention are you paying to it? Reduce your HVAC costs by getting your system tuned up annually, regularly replacing the air filter, and sealing any drafty areas and air leaks around your facility.


DO invest in an energy management system.

Is your business currently utilizing some form of an energy management system? If not, you are missing out! These hi-tech tools and sensors provide you with real-time data about your business’s energy consumption. This allows you to identify areas of inefficiency and develop power-saving programs to help you cut your energy usage.

Are you interested in learning more about energy management systems? At Electro Industries, we have been manufacturing world-class power meters and submeters for the past 40 years. Our trained professionals would be happy to talk with you and explain the benefits that our power monitoring solutions can provide. Give us a call at 866-928-7908 or send an email to