Investing in an energy management system (EMS) is a great way to reduce power consumption, improve profit margin, and lessen your business’ impact on the environment. In order to reap these benefits, it is important that you are properly using your EMS.

Here are a couple of basic do’s and don’ts to help you out…

Don’t set it and forget it.

Energy management is not a “set it and forget it” approach – you should continuously be tracking your power consumption and striving for improvements. At the bare minimum, you should actively monitor energy usage to make sure that things aren’t getting worse.

Do benchmark and set goals.

Goal-setting is an important part of any aspect in business, and power monitoring is no exception. If you don’t have a clearly defined goal (such as reduce energy consumption by 20% over first three years), you are less likely to get there. Benchmarking external sources will help you see how your company is doing compared to other businesses.

Don’t invest in subpar equipment.

Your results are only as good as the equipment you are using; so if you want the best, you need the best. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been a worldwide leader in the energy management industry for over 40 years. With hundreds of thousands of instruments installed across the globe, don’t trust anyone but us to help you meet your energy management goals.

Do consider hardware-software integration.

There are two parts to every good energy management system: hardware and software. Quality hardware is required to accurately track power consumption, and the right software is needed to navigate through your system and access this data. In order to maximize your energy savings, these two components should seamlessly work together and automate certain tasks.

Let Electro Industries help you get started with your energy management system implementation. Our power meters and submeters are highly accurate, multifunctional, and built to last. We also offer software solutions that work hand-in-hand with our meters to streamline configuration, reporting, billing, and more. Visit our website for more information or give us a call at 866-928-7908.