Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of a successful business operation, and one of the largest expenses of any business can be energy costs. In the United States, small businesses spend $60 billion a year on energy. So how can your business save? Start with a commercial energy audit.
What is a Commercial Energy Audit?
Research shows that smart investments and changes to energy operations can save small businesses between 10-30% on utility costs without negatively impacting or changing the customer experience. A commercial energy audit is when a professional electrician comes into your business and audits the building and equipment energy use. The auditor will examine several aspects of your business to determine the status of your energy consumption.
The auditor will:
- Look at your utility bill (compared to previous months’ utility bills)
- Conduct an onsite survey of the property
- Review the current operating schedules
- Inspect the condition of the building
- Collect data for the equipment performance and runtime scheduling.
After examining all of these factors, the auditor will make recommendations for actions to take to reduce energy consumption. Recommendations may include fixing cracks that let heat or air conditioning out, scheduling equipment performance that better times, and replacing any high-energy consumption equipment.
What are the Long-Term Benefits of a Commercial Energy Audit?
There are many long-term benefits of a commercial energy audit. Most importantly, the business owner will save money and lower operating costs by conserving energy. Having machines inspected for ideal running times and operation procedures can increase their asset value by increasing their lifespan. Additionally, the building will become more modernized and operationally efficient. Having a more environmentally-friendly business operation is better for our environment and shows your customers you are eco-conscious, which can increase positive public perception for your business.
Consider Tim Kyle Electric
Tim Kyle Electric is a professional electrical company serving Maryland. If you own a business and are looking for an electrician in Baltimore County, contact us today. Since 1986, we’ve worked in cooperation with all trades to get the job done on time and on budget. At Tim Kyle Electric, we know and appreciate that time is money!