According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, combined annual energy costs for U.S. commercial buildings and industrial facilities amounted to $400 billion as of March 2015. With an earlier survey in 2007 revealing that almost 30% of this energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily, reducing any wastage is a top priority for business owners.
Our team of experts here at J&S Electrical offers more tips to help you streamline usage and reduce your energy bills.
Upgrade outdated equipment with Energy Star solutions: Heaters and air conditioners lose their efficiency over time and tend to use more power than necessary to achieve set temperatures. Many local governments provide tax incentives for purchasing energy-efficient appliances for your business and these can help offset your cost.
Maintain your HVAC system: Regular tune-ups and cleaning as well as timely repair will keep your heating and air conditioning equipment functioning at optimal efficiency.
Optimize use of daylight: Try to make use of natural light as much as possible. Installing skylights is one way to reduce the need for artificial lighting. Also switch off extra lights in corridors, stairways, conference rooms, workstations, the reception area and cafeteria.
Consider switching to solar power: While installing solar panels might seem expensive initially, solar power is free and the setup cost can be recovered in a few years through the continual energy savings. The federal government also offers a tax credit for solar systems installed at business premises which can help reduce your expenses.
Plant more trees on your business premises: They can shield your building from the summer heat as well as the cold winter winds which will help reduce your cooling and heating bills.
Involve your employees in energy-efficiency initiatives: Educate them about the energy-saving features of your high-efficiency equipment and appliances. Encourage them to come up with their own ideas for reducing energy usage and cost. Provide incentives for achieving goals; it is a great way to keep employees invested in energy-saving programs.
Set energy saving goals: Assess your energy usage and set clear goals for improving your efficiency. Identify areas of improvement so you can monitor and measure progress.
At J & S Electrical Contractors, Inc., we offer tailored solutions for your commercial or industrial facility. From new electrical system installation to facility upgrades and lighting and energy savings, we are fully equipped to meet your specific needs. Quality workmanship and exceptional service have helped us make customers for life. For over 25 years, plant and facility managers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and across the country depend on us for a wide variety of electrical, commercial and mechanical contractor services.
Ask us for a custom plan to make your business more energy efficient. Our vast experience and attention to detail enables us to complete projects on time and within budget. Our commercial electricians are fully licensed, certified and up-to-date with technology and safety codes. From installation to maintenance and emergency repairs, you can rely on us for cost-efficient electrical solutions.
Call us at 215-633-8330 to learn more about our electrical services. Or request a quote online for your commercial and industrial projects.
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