Running a business can be stressful and costly. However, by taking steps to increase your energy efficiency, you can save money on utility bills each month and help your business be more environmentally friendly. Whether you run a large corporation or a small, family-owned business, it is important to use energy wisely.
Here are 4 ways to make your commercial business more energy efficient:
- Install LED lights. While LEDs are commonly used in residential homes, they can also provide benefits to commercial businesses. They use small, focused light that is perfect for security lighting in and around your building. They can also be used to illuminate signs, and provide lighting for desk spaces and accents. By replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED lights, you can dramatically increase your business’s energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lights use 75% less energy than incandescent lights. They are also durable and last up to 25 years longer than incandescent lighting. Thus, wherever possible, you should install LED lights to help your business save energy.
- Unplug appliances and electronic devices. Even when turned off, some appliances continue to use power. You should unplug all appliances and electronics that don’t need to be left on 24/7. This can help your business save money on energy bills each month and increase your energy efficiency.
- Install wiring upgrades. Old wiring can decrease your building’s energy efficiency. By replacing the old wiring with new wiring, you can enjoy energy savings, as well as increased safety. Wiring can become corroded and worn down over time. Furthermore, animals can chew it and cause a power outage or other hazardous condition. By rewiring your commercial building, you can enjoy a safe, durable, and efficient system.
- Conduct an end-of-day inspection of your building. In order to make sure all electronics and lights are turned off, it is helpful to perform an inspection of your commercial building at the end of each day. While this may seem time-consuming, a quick run-through can ensure all unnecessary appliances, lights, computers, and electrical devices are turned off and unplugged. By doing this at the end of every business day, you can avoid wasting electricity and save money on energy bills.
Lightning Bug Electric Provides Efficient Services to Residential & Commercial Customers
If you need quality lighting products installed in your building, Lightning Bug Electric can provide a solution. We are committed to your satisfaction. Business owners know that every penny counts, and wasting electricity is expensive. That is why we provide lighting upgrades, rewiring services, and electrical installation and remodeling services for your commercial building. We can help you be more energy efficient in a timely manner.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We can answer your questions and discuss your options throughout the process.