Energy costs have been going up over the past several years, and it’s plain to see that it can have a long-term effect on income. Using the tips below, your business will surely be on its way to saving money and saving energy!

5 Ways to Save Energy at Your Business

  •  Switch from incandescent bulbs to CFLs: This is a small change that can save you a lot of money the second you install them. CFL bulbs can be slightly more expensive, but it will save you a lot of money in the long term.
  •  Set computers to sleep after a period of inactivity: If every computer used by your employees is set to sleep or hibernate after, say, 30 minutes of inactivity, it can save up to $150 annually per computer!
  • Opt for efficient heating and cooling: Heating and cooling are the majority of energy costs, so make sure to install up-to-date heating/cooling and use this simple energy-saving rule: set the thermostat two degrees warmer than you normally would during the warm months, and to two degrees colder than you would in the cooler months! (Need to update/replace your current heating and/or cooling system? Contact us!)
  • Remember to change HVAC filters often It is best to change these every month during the hottest and coldest seasons. New filters can be cheap and will save you a lot of money and energy, as your heating/cooling equipment won’t be overworking itself. This will also increase air quality inside the building.
  • Set timers on lights and heating/cooling: If no one is in a room, it’s common sense to turn off the light. However, this can be difficult to remember if you have a long list of tasks to complete for the day. Install timers on lights in rooms that aren’t being constantly used so the lights turn off after a certain period on inactivity. Also, what’s the sense in heating or cooling your business when no one is in there? Set a timer on the thermostat so you’re not wasting valuable energy.