Our company, E3 Power, would like to help you with your energy audit. Some business owners may feel an energy audit is not important. On the contrary, doing an energy audit could improve the efficiency of your business’ energy and save you money.
What is An Energy Audit?
For a business to maximize their energy usage, an energy audit can be done. One would do this by analyzing the cost and energy usage. This is one way to save money on energy consumption.
Another thing a business owner could do is to do a walkthrough of the business. Make sure to walk around the inside and the outside of the building. Here are some tips to use when it comes to doing an audit of the business property.
Adjust The Thermostat
The heating and cooling unit of any business is responsible for about 48 percent of the energy usage. That makes the unit the highest source of energy consumption in your business. Adjusting the thermostat in your building even just a few degrees can reduce energy cost.
Look at the location of your thermostat. Is it in direct sunlight or by a door that may have a draft? You can change the location and see a difference in energy cost as well.
Pay Attention to Energy Sources
The breakroom refrigerator, desk lamps, computers, and other devices that will use energy are likely to increase your cost. By unplugging these items when they aren’t in use, you can conserve usage. Walk around each area to see where you can cut cost.
You can also check the energy rating on your appliances as well as the year of the model. A staff refrigerator that is older will use more energy. Look into replacing these items to increase your energy efficiency.
Change Your Light Bulbs to LED
LED lights are proven to use less energy. Not only do they conserve energy, but they also last longer than conventional light bulbs. When you are walking around your business for the energy audit, look at the light bulbs and make note of which ones can be changed out.
You can also use technology to turn out the lights. Have motion-activated switches put in and when no one is in the room, the lights will turn off. This is an excellent way to conserve energy.
Use Natural Lighting
You can make the most of your lighting by using as much natural light as possible. Open window coverings and remove clutter when possible and let all the natural light shine inside your business. If you are able to do this, you can use less energy.
Letting some of the sunlight in can also make employees more productive in their everyday tasks. Everyone loves the sunshine!
Changing to renewable energy can help you become more eco-friendly. Having solar panels installed is a way to harvest the energy from the sun. This will absolutely increase your energy efficiency and save some cost.
We Look Forward to Helping You
When you are ready to become more energy efficient in your business, call us at E3 Power. We can help you with more ideas of how you can reduce cost with your energy bills. Our team of professionals can answer all your questions and help you decide where your business can cut energy cost. Our goal is to help you become more energy efficient. We are glad to help in any way we can. Thank you for choosing us!