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It’s No Trick: These Easy Swaps Can Save
Your Business or Facility Money on Energy Costs
All Year Long
Making a commitment to saving energy and lowering your business’s carbon
footprint can sometimes mean making an investment in upgrades or
improvements, or making critical decisions that require the whole team’s
input and lots of planning. But saving energy doesn't have to feel scary.
In addition to some
of the “big ticket” items, there are plenty of easy, quick swaps you can
make this month that will help lower your monthly energy bills and
increase the comfort of your office or facility.
Here are just a few:
your current thermostat for a programmable or smart thermostat: Smart thermostats let you control the temperature
in your building from anywhere and are an easy way to lower your
overall energy usage. Lower the temperature a few degrees when no one
is in the office, and adjust it accordingly during regular business
your exit signs: Did you
know installing ENERGY STAR®-qualified exit signs can save up to $10
dollars in energy costs per sign, annually, and can lower your
business’s greenhouse gas emissions.
old light bulbs with LEDs:
Easily save on your lighting maintenance costs by investing in ENERGY
STAR® lightbulbs, they’ll last 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent
lighting and 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescent lighting. In
addition to being more efficient, it will even help reduce your
cooling costs since they produce very little heat.
of phantom energy culprits:
You may not realize it, but energy-vampires - or devices that continue
to use energy even in “stand-by” mode - can cause energy bills to
skyrocket. Plugging devices like computers, televisions, and even
coffee machines into advanced power strips will help you save money
and energy by ensuring these phantom energy-wasters are actually
powered down when they’re no longer in use.
the efficiency of your building’s water usage: Water-efficient fixtures can reduce water and
sewer bills for businesses by up to 30 percent. Identify opportunities
to install low-flow showerheads, sink faucets, hot water heat pumps,
and even toilets throughout your office or facility and watch the
energy savings add up.
Last updated November 4, 2021