As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, businesses everywhere are starting to shift towards renewable energy as a means of saving on their energy bills. Of course, the easiest way to save on your energy bill is to use less energy, but what are some other options you should consider as you make the transition to something more sustainable and efficient?
1. Switch to energy efficient light bulbs Electrical lighting accounts for a large chunk of your energy bill. We recommend finding energy efficient light bulbs that not only last long and stay bright, but also consume less energy over time. You’ll thank us when you see the difference in your bills!
2. Install solar panels This may be a niche suggestion, but if your business has the ability to install solar panels, we highly recommend doing so. By having a personal source of electricity, you won’t have to rely nearly as much on your energy company to provide for you. This is, ofc course, a long-term investment. While the initial cost of installing solar panels may be high, they are definitely going to pay off as the years go by. Free energy is good energy!
3. Update your Equipment As more and more companies start to move towards energy efficient and sustainable operations, so do their products. If your business is still using outdated office equipment, older appliances, and ancient electronics, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Once again, while the initial cost may be high, the pay off is well worth it. Modern technologies and products are guaranteed to be designed with energy efficiency in mind. Idle appliances will draw less energy for example. You can even invest in smaller products such as timed power strips that will cut off electricity from your equipment at scheduled intervals to prevent idle electricity usage.
4. Ask for an energy audit As a cost savings consultant, we are often asked by our clients to perform energy audits to see where they can save more on their energy bills. Our 100% risk-free audit will help you find savings where you never realized before! By letting an expert handle your energy audit, we are more likely to form an unbiased and detailed report that your providers may not give. You’ll be surprised by the things we’ll find!