If you have your own business with a large physical location, then you may not like receiving your energy bill each month.
You may be paying thousands each month to your local energy company. You may even paying more than a few thousand dollars, which can really hurt your business budget. There are many things that new business owners do that may hurt them in the end, such as spending too much on electricity.
Here are ways to lower your energy bill at your business.
Lower the temperature.
Many businesses are way too cold, and you may want to change this. Find a temperature that will work for everyone but still save you money.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that is workers are becoming disgruntled or customers are leaving because of an uncomfortable temperature, then you may want to change that also. Losing customers is most likely not worth it.
Have your air conditioning and furnace checked regularly.
When was the last time that you have your air conditioning system or furnace checked? You may be able to save money if you get them serviced.
Also, it is a good idea to get these systems checked because if you do not then they may break. Having something that controls the temperature in your business break means that you may lose customers because of it being too cold or too hot.
Going into a salon or a retail store with a broken air conditioner in 110 degree heat in the summer is something that is never pleasant. I have been in stores many times when this has happened and I always immediately leave because it is uncomfortably stuffy in a place. You are losing customers!
Find the best energy provider for you.
In some places, you are able to find the best value energy provider for you and your company. If you can do this, definitely find something that is the best value. Energy Helpline can help you find the best value as well.
Use energy-efficient light bulbs.
When you go to the store now, there are tons of light bulbs in the light bulb aisle. Instead of buying the cheapest light bulbs there, you should be buying energy-efficient light bulbs that are a great value. You also want light bulbs that will last a while.
What tips do you have to lower the energy bill at a business?