If you’re a business owner, you know the impact energy costs have on your bottom line. A commercial energy audit can be an important first step in making your workplace more efficient and productive.
While the goal of any energy audit is to identify energy-saving opportunities, it also serves to lower operational costs, promote environmental stewardship, and enhance occupant health, comfort and safety. By taking a comprehensive look at the energy and resource consumption of the space, fiscally-responsible, sustainable measures that will reduce energy usage can easily be identified.
In the following article, we’ll explore some of the greatest benefits an energy audit can provide your business.
Where’s your energy going?
Energy audits help save businesses money by identifying where waste is occurring and offering up the best solutions to reduce it. While lighting, heating and air conditioning account for up to 70% of energy usage in most commercial buildings, it can vary greatly from company to company. Everything from size of the facility, to the age and layout of equipment, to building conditions can have a significant impact on overall commercial energy consumption. A full-scale audit will examine both the interior and exterior facets of your facility to reveal where energy is being wasted.
Enhance your sustainability.
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability often complement one another. Discovering new opportunities to be environmentally friendly and implementing the improvements identified during an energy audit can have a significant impact on your bottom line. For example, installing LED lighting and occupancy sensors will optimize usage, minimize waste, and better illuminate your business. High-efficiency windows, window film and protective roof coating can all help to maintain temperature stability throughout the year. Programmable thermostats help control temperatures during peak and off-peak hours, and special incentives can even be earned for reductions during times of the highest demand.
Increase health, comfort and safety for occupants and visitors.
By identifying and remedying potential dangers, particularly in older buildings, energy auditors make commercial environments safer and healthier. Hard to detect hazards such as carbon monoxide and radon leaks can be found and rectified before they cause serious illness or even death. Making improvements in insulation and sealing reduces heat transfer, resulting in more stable temperatures and greater comfort for workers. This increased sense of well-being results in both increased productivity and reduced utility costs.
Is it time for an upgrade?
Outdated and inefficient equipment has a major impact on your company’s bottom line. In a comprehensive energy audit, professionals identify areas that could benefit from retrofits and upgrades to reduce usage. Upgrading outdated fluorescent lights with efficient LED fixtures is just one typical retrofit that saves businesses money in the long run. In fact, research from the U.S. Department of Energy indicates that the use of energy efficient commercial lighting concepts can reduce the associated energy costs by as much as 50% each and every year. When you rely on the experts at M.R. Electricians for your audit, we’ll also examine your electrical panel, wiring, outlets, equipment, HVAC system and more for areas where retrofits could increase your efficiency and long-term savings.
Boost your profitability.
Enhancing your bottom line requires more than just turning off the lights when they’re not in use. By making energy conservation and efficiency essential components of the business plan, companies of all types and sizes can take advantage of big benefits. M.R. Electricians has been delighting our customers with responsive, trusted and professional electrical services since 1996. Our knowledgeable licensed master electricians are capable of helping you with any electrical service you may need. Contact us today to schedule your commercial energy audit and begin reaping the savings you deserve.
About M.R. Electricians: Since 1996, M.R. Electricians has been serving the electrical needs of homeowners and businesses throughout Montgomery County, Washington, DC, Baltimore, and surrounding areas. The company also specializes in commercial fire protection, contract needs from small tenant fit outs to whole building installations, and motor controls for industrial spaces. From major renovations to the smallest of electrical jobs, the family-owned company is committed to providing high quality products, superior results, and unmatched customer service. Regarded as a leader in the electrical industry, M.R. Electricians has set the standard for excellence in the region. For more information, please visit the website at https://www.mrelectricians.us or call 301.871.0477.