Adjust your thermostat
When you’re in the office, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. At night or when you’re out, turn it back up 10-15 degrees to save about 10% a year.
Upgrade your lighting
Using LED lighting could help your business save year-round, especially if you’re decorating the office for the holidays. Occupancy sensors can also help you optimize your energy use in areas without much traffic.
Switch off or power down your electronic devices on unused equipment when not in use. Turning off one computer and monitor nightly and on weekends can save up to $80 a year – savings like these could really add up!
Weatherize your business
Weather strip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep in the heat when you need it most. Insulating your business can also help keep the heat or cool air in year-round.
Tune your HVAC
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Maintain and repair
The winter season can be a great time to get to all those “energy-leaks” fixed or upgrade your facilities to be more energy-efficient.
Programs and solutions to help lower your energy bill
Technology Incentives Program
The program provides qualifying businesses with an incentive to purchase and install fully automated energy management systems at their facilities. This can help you save money 365 days a year.
Smart thermostats are a great way for your business to save energy and money. They can be adjusted remotely, allowing your business to optimize its system performance, run energy-efficient schedules and have greater control.
Our On-Bill Financing program helps your business fund efficiency projects over time. Through this program, you may qualify for 0% interest loans to implement eligible measures and upgrades, then repay in monthly installments through your utility bill, with no interest or fees.
Being on the right pricing plan can add up to real savings on your energy bill. Can you shift your energy use? Do you own an electric vehicle? Visit My Account to check out your choices.
Winter safety tips for your business
Safety should come first every season. Here are some helpful safety tips for your business. Visit our safety page for more business-safety tips and information on everything from gas safety, powerline safety and more.
Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home, check the battery annually and replace the detector every five years to ensure it's working.
Prevent a fire
Keep electric heaters a safe distance from furniture, blankets and other objects which might catch fire.
Don't overload outlets
When lighting for the holidays, always replace damaged light cords and broken sockets, instead of trying to repair them and try not to overload electrical outlets.
Watch out for hidden damage
Keep electrical cords away from heat sources, pedestrian traffic, and do not place them under rugs or mats where damage can go unnoticed.