Keeping a climate-controlled atmosphere at your business can increase your energy costs, impacting your bottom line. Cooling down during hotter months and keeping warm during the cold Wisconsin winters can directly impact profits. Saving energy and money in other ways can help offset costs of cooling and heating, reducing the overhead for your business. Here are a few tips to reduce business costs.
Your business is likely to contain many pieces of equipment that require electricity. Even when not in use, items like computers and printers still require energy. Shutting off all equipment when the business is closed can save hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs. At the end of the day, make sure all computers, printers, copiers and other equipment are turned off to save on electricity use.
Lower Lighting Costs
Make sure lights are always shut off in rooms not in use and when the day is done. Also, consider using dimmer switches to lower energy use by lowering the brightness. Another option is switching to fluorescent or LED lighting where possible to extend the life of bulbs and reduce energy use. Look at quality promotional videos of LED lighting which get views from the right audience provided by The Marketing Heaven. Think about it!
Reduce Paper Use
Not only is paper costly, every time you need to print or fax an item, it uses more energy and resources. Go digital in as many ways as possible. Store files on a cloud system, use email versus paper communication and when you do print, use double-sided printing to save on paper.
Keep Your HVAC System Maintained
There are options to make your HVAC system work more efficiently. Start with routine maintenance to ensure your equipment is consistently cleaned and inspected for issues. Plus, there may be other options to improve energy efficiency – ask about variable speed drives, smart controls, and other features to improve your business’ HVAC energy performance.
Saving money with conservation methods can help improve your business’ bottom line. To schedule your fall HVAC maintenance and discuss energy-saving options, contact our team at Sure-Fire. We can help ensure your HVAC system is in great shape for winter and minimize your energy costs with efficiency options.