Business owners in Texas are always looking for ways to keep their costs low. Of course, you have to keep the lights on, and you’ll certainly want to use the heating and cooling system so that you leave a comfortable work environment for your employees. Finding ways to lower electric bill costs is always high on the list of things to accomplish. You can ease your monthly electric bill woes practicing some simple techniques. Below are some tips that can help you save money on electric bill charges month after month.
Save money on electric bills
Heating and cooling take up a large chunk of your energy costs. Cutting back on these things doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. After all, you want a happy workplace that stays productive. If you run your HVAC often, you’ll want to be sure to clean the unit every 30 days. Clogged or dirty filters use more energy to push the air through. Keeping your HVAC unit clean keeps the system running much more efficiently.
And remember, you don’t always need to keep the HVAC unit on. If it’s nice and sunny outside in the winter, open up the blinds and let the warmth of the sun in. In the summer, you can close the blinds to keep the sunlight out. If you own the land, consider planting deciduous trees that can block the sun in the summer, and let the heat of the sunlight in during wintertime.
We don’t have to remind you that summertime in Texas is hot. Invest in some fans that keep air circulating, and be sure to keep the door closed. Use ceiling fans and floor fans to circulate the air and keep rooms from getting too stuffy.
No matter what type of business you have, you need to have the power running, whether it’s a computer, monitor, coffee machine, printer or other office essential. Did you know that a large percentage of the energy used by electronic devices happens when they’re not even in use? Yep, even when they’re turned off, they are using power—“phantom power.”
The simple solution to “phantom power” is to plug office devices into a power strip. That way, when the work day is over, just flip the switch to off, and every device is turned off.
Lighting is always a big issue in an office. If your office still has incandescent lighting, it’s time to make the switch to LED light bulbs. LEDs using 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
Another easy thing to lower electric bill costs is to remind co-workers to turn off the lights when not in use. Motion sensor lighting for the bathrooms is a good choice, since they will turn off automatically when no one is using the bathroom.
Lower your monthly electric bill
Vault Electricity compares pricing from top energy providers to save you money on your monthly electric bill. We have been able to help our commercial electricity customers reduce their monthly electric bill by an average of 47%. We work hard to get you a customized rate quote. Combine that with the tips we mentioned above, and you’re well on your way to a lower electric bill, no matter what the season may be.