As a small business owner, you don’t have the resources to pay huge utility costs on a regular basis. With a small amount of energy efficient solutions, you can make the operational costs of your small business as low as possible and save a lot of money in the process.
Rather than pay an annual electric bill of $750 for the typical small warehouse and store that your typical small business uses, you could invest in energy efficient products and start getting your electricity usage down to below $300 for an entire year. This may not be as cheap as paying $250 a month, but it is considerably cheaper than you could have been doing otherwise. And if you do some quick research, you could save a lot of money on a year-round basis.
What You Can Save on Utility Costs
Energy-efficient equipment and lighting
Investing in energy efficient equipment may sound somewhat like a waste of money. But in a small warehouse or store with hundreds of lights that illuminate hundreds of square feet, it might actually be the most practical way to save your business money on monthly electricity bills. In order to be efficient with the light that you have, you have to think about the lifespan of the equipment that you use. Do you need to buy a new light when the operating life of the current light has almost been completely spent? If so, you will want to invest in an energy-efficient lighting solution for the warehouse and store in order to maximize your current investments and avoid spending more money. This goes for your machinery too, you want to have some of the best machinery possible for your warehouse that will stand the test of time, however, having things like batteries on standby (check over here for more on that) is essential to keep them operating. If you have to keep constantly changing the batteries then it may be time for new equipment that won’t have you paying out more times than you use it.
Light control solutions
Similarly to energy-efficient equipment, lighting is another area where you will want to invest in equipment that will give you control over the lighting and save you money in the process. In order to save energy, you may not want to open up and close the lights during the day. You also need to be thinking about the dimming options that you have on the lights that you are using. For example, if you have very sensitive sleeping children, you might want to invest in lighting that will dim the lights when it is too dark in your warehouse. This will reduce the amount of electricity that you use to illuminate the building.
Building Cooling Tower Repair & Upgrades
As anyone who has worked on a cooling tower before will tell you, those incredible structures that sit outside of factories and refineries are an unforgiving beast that requires a strong work ethic and a truly dedicated crew. Using gas cooling, cooling towers are first designed to cool down a gas or steam that will be used for fuel production, and then to produce cool water that can be used in homes and buildings.
Most of the existing cooling towers are designed to function for only a few decades, and as a result require serious upgrades if they are to continue to serve the world’s booming cities and regions. If you are a contractor who wants to take on cool tower repair and upgrade projects, you are going to need to pay attention to some specific details. A simple but very effective way to achieve this goal is to incorporate a cooling tower repair and upgrade into your latest project, long before there some visible signs of the need for maintenance and repair.
Optimal functionality saves loads of money in the long run.