You’ve turned down the AC, turned lights off in rooms you aren’t in and stopped using unnecessary energy yet your energy bill is still high. If you can’t figure out why your business is spending so much money on your monthly energy bill an energy audit may be beneficial. Here is why our team at E3 Power recommends an energy audit if you’re a business in the Denver area.
What Is An Energy Audit?
A commercial energy audit helps you determine the most effective low-cost means of reducing your energy use. It’s very beneficial for businesses who feel they have a high energy bill but can’t pinpoint why it’s so high. The audit will provide a clear breakdown of how, where and when electricity is used in your building. There are three levels of energy audits, those levels are:
Level 1: Walk-through analysis - A walk-through that will give a quick-assessment and quick-hitter changes
Level 2: Energy survey and engineering analysis - This audit provides quantified recommendations for your business to make smarter business decisions
Level 3: Detailed analysis of capital-intensive modifications - This audit provides elaborate cost-saving calculations with a high level of confidence
The outcome of these audits will vary depending on the operating conditions of the business. The level that is best suited for your business will largely depend on what you want out of the audit. If you want quick solutions, level one may be for you.
Save Your Business Some Money
The most obvious reason why a commercial energy audit is beneficial to your business is to save money. Energy audits have the potential to cut your utility bills down by as much as 50%. Audits can also help your business save money in the long run as well.
Audits can often point out when your building needs upgrades to further save money on energy. While these upgrades may put a dent in your wallet initially, they will help you save money in the long run. Audits will help you find the most cost-efficient plans for investing in energy-saving measures.
Make Your Business More Comfortable
Energy efficiency and relaxation are strongly interconnected. Audits can help you figure out measures you can take to make your business more energy-efficient as well as more comfortable. Improved insulation, more efficient heating and cooling systems can go a long way in saving money on energy bills.
They also go a long way in making sure your employees and visitors are comfortable. Improved insulation and more efficient cooling and heating systems make sure that everyone in your place of business in comfortable.
Beyond reducing energy usage and saving money, there are intangible benefits that come along with a commercial energy audit. Going ‘green’ can enhance the public image of your business. This will help grow customer loyalty, brand recognition and productive/happy employees.
Of course, an audit is only the first step in this process, but it’s the most important step of the process. It’s hard to implement changes when you don’t know where changes are needed. It’s up to you to implement the changes recommended to you after receiving an energy audit.
We Offer Energy Audits
If you are a business owner or manager in the Denver area and are looking for an energy audit, our team here at E3 Power is here to help. We offer commercial energy audits as well as home energy audits so you can get a grasp on what you’re spending energy on at home. We want to help you save money while also saving the environment.