Every commercial building owner knows how vital it is to keep energy costs down and evaluating a buildings energy usage has become a very popular and easy way to increase profits. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that about 33 percent of energy is wasted in a typical commercial building. When our team at AGK Electric evaluates a building, we consider the building as a whole, not just the equipment running inside.
4 helpful tips to consider about how to save energy in commercial buildings are:
- Make sure all of the equipment is running properly: Regularly check to make sure everything is running as it’s supposed too. If something is broken, loose, or damaged, it can cost twice as much to power the appliance.
- Make the most out of any available daylight: Try setting up office or workspaces in areas that have a lot of natural light shining through. This can eliminate or reduce the usage of light bulbs.
- Change to LED lighting: If the building has people in-and-out at all hours of the day, it’s vital that LED lights are implemented into the building. LEDs not only save tons of energy costs; they also last much longer than traditional bulbs. Any type of office will benefit tremendously from LEDs, and here at AGK Electric, it’s one of our specialties.
- Conduct an energy audit: This might be the best task to complete first when trying to save energy. See what appliances are old and could use a revamp, check out past electric bills to find out what’s costing the most, and make sure tenants are doing their part. You might find small things that cost next-to-nothing but will save a lot of money in the long run. You can also call us at AGK Electric; we’ll stop by an evaluate any energy- saving needs for the building.
Now that everyone is inspired to save energy and save money, call us here at AGK Electric and we will be glad to evaluate any energy saving needs to help get your commercial building on the fast-track to saving money.