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How Your Business Can Save on Commercial Energy Costs

Saving money on energy costs can make a substantial difference for your Columbus area business. Many savvy business owners are currently looking for ways to save on costs without losing employees, reducing business hours, or cutting back on inventory. At Countryside Electric, Inc., we help business owners every day by installing energy-efficient lighting or re-wiring their buildings to make them more cost-effective to operate. If your energy costs are soaring, consider taking these steps to reduce your energy usage.

How Your Business Can Save on Commercial Energy Costs

Get an Energy Audit

An energy audit evaluates your current energy usage and discovers areas where you can reduce your energy costs. Most utility companies will perform an energy audit at no charge. Some of the most common wastes of energy include air leaks, issues with insulation, or not using energy-efficient lighting

Buy Energy-Efficient Equipment

Whether you own a restaurant, retail store, or office building, installing energy-efficient equipment and lighting can completely transform your electric bill. Look for equipment or appliances with an Energy Star rating. Be sure to also purchase and install energy-efficient light bulbs such as CFL or LED lights. Together, these components can drastically reduce your energy costs over the long haul.

Install Programmable Thermostats

A sensible energy-saving tool is a programmable thermostat. Many homes throughout Columbus use these cost-effective devices, so why shouldn’t you use them for your business? Program the heat or air conditioning to turn on during work or operating hours then set the thermostat to energy mode during off-peak hours.

Turn off Lights & Equipment

Another sensible yet often overlooked energy-efficient practice is to turn off lights and equipment when not in use. For office settings, you can have your employees turn off their computers, printers, and other devices before they leave work for the day. In a retail store or medical clinic, ask the employees to turn off equipment and lights that do not need to be running during non-operating hours.

Commercial Energy Experts

Countryside Electric has been serving the Columbus area with our commercial electrical services, commercial lighting and design, new build wiring, and commercial generators since 1988. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your commercial energy needs by calling us at (614) 478-7960.

Source: “How to Lower Your Small Business Electricity Bill.” Web article. Constellation. Constellation Energy Resources, LLC. Web. 08 Aug. 2022.


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