Business owners are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line. Reducing costs through energy efficiency can be an easy and environmentally friendly way to reduce your business costs. Here are four things you can do to make your business more energy efficient.
1. Install High Speed Automatic Hand Dryers for Restrooms. Whether you’re using paper towels or old hand dryers, installing newer high-speed dryers will save you money. Paper towels cost far more to use than dryers, and are not environmentally friendly. Older hand dryers use far more electricity than newer, high-speed models, so replacing those old dryers can reduce your electric bill. Choose automatic hand dryers for restrooms for maximum cleanliness.
2. Check Your Windows. You can lose a lot of air through old windows. Choosing new windows will keep the outside air outside and the inside air inside. If you can’t afford to replace old windows now, at least buy thermal coverings to help increase efficiency.
3. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater. Adjusting your hot water heater by just two degrees can save money. An option that saves even more energy is installing a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters heat water only when you need it, saving you lots of money over traditional heaters.
4. Switch to LED lightbulbs. LED bulbs cost more, but these use far less energy and last years longer than traditional bulbs. As your budget allows, swap traditional lights for LED ones until you have all the bulbs replaced.
With these four changes, you’ll see your business become more energy efficient, and see your costs of doing business go down. These changes to your bottom line can allow you to spend money in other areas where your business can benefit, or can allow you to maximize profits.