In part one of this two-part blog series, we dug into some tips for limiting commercial energy costs. Many building and company owners are constantly on the hunt for such savings areas, which in many cases can have a big impact on margins and a company’s bottom line.
At Orange Electric, we’re proud to provide numerous commercial electrical services, including a number of certified electrician services that have helped numerous commercial building owners save major sums without sacrificing energy quality. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few additional tactics to keep your energy bill low, both in terms of DIY projects and those where you should call our electricians for assistance.
Energy Star Equipment
Anytime you’re considering the purchase of new office equipment that requires a power source or energy usage, take care to look closely for the Energy Star logo. This logo, which will be found on virtually any kind of electrically-powered item, signals approval by this industry-leading resource.
Items that have this certification can be expected to be far more energy efficient than those that don’t. In addition, many will be outfitted with automatic power-down or sleep features that remove this task from individuals in the building, helping save loads of energy during nights or weekends where the space isn’t in active use. Even HVAC components like AC units should be sourced for the Energy Star label as you browse.
Alternative Energy Sources
In many cases, business owners looking to be more environmentally conscious – or those looking for related tax breaks and energy savings benefits – will turn to renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. These have become far more popular in recent years, powering many components in a commercial building with clean, low-cost energy. There are even commercial solar energy storage systems you can install in your building to collect and store solar energy over a period of time.
Entryway Sealing and HVAC Quality
Finally, while they don’t necessarily speak directly to electrical components, one major way of saving energy within a commercial setting is ensuring the HVAC system is operating efficiently. One major area here is sealing any gaps or cracks in entryways that are allowing air to escape, forcing your HVAC system to work harder and raise your costs.
Another important factor here is ensuring your HVAC systems are properly maintained. Confirm that multiple yearly inspections are done on such components, plus make sure units are cleaned and kept clear of furniture, electrical items or other major components.
For more on saving money on commercial energy costs, or to learn about any of our commercial electricians and how we’ll serve you, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.