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Blog Dec 4, 2013

6 Common Ways Businesses Can Save Energy

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We’ve talked in great detail how homeowners can save energy, and there’s no doubt more innovative ways to be discussed in the future.  However, we haven’t discussed as much how your business can save energy.

Here are some of those ways:

1. Heating and Cooling

Allow the sunlight to enter during the winter and pull the blinds during the summer. It’s tough for you to notice the additional heat the sun brings in while it’s winter, but it can heat up your building a few degrees and reduce your heating costs.

2. Spend Money to Save Money

This one sounds familiar to those in the business world. In order for your business to move forward, sometimes you have to take a risk and spend some capital. However, this one isn’t as much of a risk because it’s proven that when you maintain your HVAC system by replacing the air filters and having a professional perform regular maintenance, your energy costs remain low.

3. Lighting

Use natural light where possible. When that’s not possible, use compact fluorescent light bulbs or LED light bulbs. CFLs can last as much as 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. LED light bulbs can last 12.5 – 25.0 times longer than incandescent bulbs. If you’re not sure of the best solution for your company, search the web for energy auditors who can help you make a good decision.

4. Is Your Office Equipment Really Off?

Your equipment, even though it might be turned off, can still draw electricity. Hook it up to a power strip, and turn the power strip off if you’re not going to use the equipment for a while. Also, make sure you turn PC monitors off. Screen savers draw just as much energy as the monitor does when it’s turned on and in use.

5. Make Your Vehicle Fleet Green

Choose small vehicles that have high fuel efficiency. Hybrid and diesel vehicles generally get better gas mileage than their gasoline counterparts. Manual transmissions and two-wheel drive vehicles use less gasoline than automatic transmissions and four-wheel drive vehicles.

6. Paper Materials

Print on both sides of paper. Use recycled packaging and recycle your own when done. As often as you possibly can, use electronic documents instead of paper ones. Okay, so it might be paper, but you are reducing the amount of energy used to cut down the trees and produce the paper. And you’re also not using electric to print the paper documents.

Calculate Your Savings and Invest!

Now that your business has identified different ways to save on energy costs, you’ll have additional capital freed up. It could be time to sit back and enjoy more abundant financial times, or you could plan you’re next move pas the competition.

Learn more ways to save conserve energy at paylesspower.com. Offering cheap energy plans to suit both personal and business needs, Payless Power is a company committed to providing people not only with some of the best cheap electricity rates in Texas, but also with helpful customer service. Visit the website to learn more about how to save electricity at home, or connect with the online community on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.

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