3 easy ways to save money at your business
Tackling the three biggest energy users can help you start saving at your business today. Here are three low-risk, high-reward projects that will get you off and running.
1. Switch indoor and outdoor lights to LEDLEDs use a fraction of the energy, last years longer, and provide bright, even illumination for a more professional appearance. Yet, many Vermont businesses are still using outdated lighting technology that wastes money.
Replace bulbs with efficient LEDs
One low-cost fix for outdated lighting is to change out inefficient bulbs for LED bulbs, while keeping the fixture as-is. There are screw-based replacements for just about every type of inefficient lighting, and tube lighting replacements as well.
Boost security with controls
You decide what time the outdoor lights come on and off each day. Or, use sensors that turn your lights on when someone approaches, and off again when they are gone. Get your lighting under your control with automated sensors and timers.
Upgrade to new LED fixtures
You’ll be rewarded with lower bills and a cleaner appearance. Upgrade parking lights, porch lights, pole-mounted fixtures and more. Invest in new LED-specific fixtures for the best return on your dollar.
2. Stop wasting money heating or cooling your space inefficientlyWe don’t have to tell you that heating and air conditioning costs can be huge. Cut back on fuel and electricity use by eliminating (or at least reducing) these common areas of waste.
Keep conditioned air inside
A lot of Vermont businesses are letting air they paid to heat or cool slip right through cracks. Weather-stripping doors and windows goes a long way to slow or eliminate leakage. Next, look for anywhere the walls are penetrated – around pipes is a big one – and be sure those holes have been sealed up. Hire a professional to make the upgrades to get greater savings and get cash incentives