5 Energy Saving Tips That Save You Money

Posted by Jimmy Hovey on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

Want to Save Some Money?  Here are some energy saving tips that will save you some cash!Energy-saving-tips-that-save-you-money

I  haven't met a person yet who didn't like to save a buck or two. 

Energy Savings at Home

When it comes to saving on energy costs, most people start at home.  They turn down the thermostat, caulk around the windows, tell the kids to turn off the lights when they leave a room. No problem.

Energy Savings at Work

But when it comes to work, folks don't seem to give a second thought to how their energy use during a standard eight-hour workday might impact their employer's bottom line.  

Employers Can Save Money By Teaching Energy Saving Tips

If you are the employer, however, you probably think about it a great deal.  Energy efficiency in the workplace isn't a luxury - it's an absolute requirement.  

With budgets tight, everyone's looking for ways to cut costs, and controlling your ongoing utility bills by reducing overall energy use is a great way to do just that.

Energy Saving Tips for Lighting

Not sure where to begin? Why not start with something simple: your building's lighting system.  

Here are some great energy saving tips that will make a big difference in what you spend lighting up your workplace.

  1. Change Your Bulbs: Still using incandescent bulbs? Compact florescent and LED bulbs last longer and use half the energy of traditional bulbs.  Swap out your old bulbs for an immediate reduction in your energy use.
  2. Use Motion Sensors: Lights don't have to be on all the time in every single room.  Consider adding motion sensors to areas like bathrooms, break-rooms or supply closets.  Lights come on only when they're needed and shut off automatically.
  3. Think Circuit Control: Not all areas require the same level of lighting 24 hours a day. A parking lot, for example, may need significant lighting during peak evening hours, but what about when everyone's cleared out for the night?  A programmable circuit control can be used to change the lighting to half-brightness during non-peak hours, drastically reducing energy consumption.
  4. Upgrade Light Fixtures: If your building is over 5 years old, there's a good chance that new technology is out there that will help you save on energy costs.  Stay on top of the latest lighting fixture technology to ensure that you're not paying too much.
  5. Conduct an Energy Audit:  The last of our energy saving tips might be our best. A professional energy audit will help your business identify a variety of ways for your company to become more energy efficient. Lighting and HVAC are good starting points.

Need an Audit of Your Lighting?

Hovey Electric has been in the electrical field for over 32 years.  We know electricity and the products that are powered from it.  Energy efficiency is in our DNA since we have large corporations who have been utilizing energy efficient products for over 20 years. 

Lighting is one of the easiest places to start.  Easy to "see", cost effective, numerous incentive programs and paybacks less than a year.  Giving your facility an energy efficient upgrade is one of the best investments you can make IN your business.

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