As most people with a small business know, running it can stressful and costly. Fortunately, you can save money on utility bills each month and help your business be more environmentally friendly by taking steps to increase your energy efficiency. It is important to use energy wisely, no matter if you run a large corporation or a small, family-owned business. Today, we at Misso Electric would like to offer some tips to help improve the energy efficiency of your day-to-day business operations.
Replace Normal Lighting with LED Lights
Homeowners are taking advantage of LED lights, and businesses should too. For security lighting in and around your building, LEDs are small, focused light that is perfect. LEDs provide lighting for desk spaces and accents as well as used to illuminate signs. You can significantly increase your business’s energy efficiency by replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED lights. LED lights use 75% less energy than incandescent lights according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Also, LEDs are more durable and last up to 25 years longer than incandescent lighting. You should install LED lights to help your business save energy wherever possible, both inside and outside.
Avoid Phantom Energy Loss
When the energy that is still being used by equipment that remains plugged in but not in use is known as phantom energy. Consider having the equipment and appliances that are needed constantly connected to power strips, or also known as surge protectors, so you can easily the flip of a single switch can shut down several devices at a time. You increase your energy efficiency and help your business save money on energy bills each month.
Upgrade Electrical Wiring
Your building’s energy efficiency decreases with old wiring. You can benefit the energy savings, as well as increased safety by replacing the old wiring with new wiring. Over time and use, wiring can become corroded and worn down. Also, pests can chew it and cause a power outage or other hazardous condition. To ensure a safe, durable, and efficient system hire a pro to rewire your commercial building.
Adjust End of Day Procedures
At the end of each day, it is helpful to perform an inspection of your commercial building in order to make sure all electronics and lights are turned off. A quick run-through can ensure all unnecessary appliances, lights, computers, and electrical devices are turned off and unplugged while this may seem time-consuming. You can avoid wasting electricity and save money on energy bills by doing this at the end of every business day.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans offer benefits year-round. By running fans in offices, warehouses, showrooms and kitchens, you can reduce your energy usage in the workplace simply and easily. Your HVAC unit can run more efficiently since fans keep air flowing.
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In addition to the above tips, consider an electric inspection from a pro. A licensed electrician can help you target problem areas and better your electrical system to ensure your business is safe and energy efficient. Call Misso Electric today for your commercial electrical services in New York.