Running a small business requires a lot of dedication, creativity, and hard work. As a business owner, manager, or entrepreneur, you understand how important it is to make the best use out of each spent dollar. If you are looking to save money in 2024, look closely at how much energy your business uses monthly or annually. Saved energy translates to saved money. Here are some tips on how to reduce your small business energy usage.

Look at how much energy your business uses.
Most people aren’t sure how much energy they use per week, month, or year. Request an audit of your energy usage for your business, office space, or commercial/industrial building. This will give you a clear idea of what you’re using and help you determine if there are ways to cut back.

Don’t neglect professional maintenance.
As part of your business routines, be sure to schedule annual professional maintenance for your heating and cooling system. Whether it’s a gas furnace, a ductless heat pump, an air conditioning unit, or a combination of those, all systems need to be checked by a licensed technician yearly. During these appointments, our team of experts will clean or replace air filters, inspect all internal components and electrical parts, and run an energy efficiency check. This will allow us to identify any potential issues and make sure things are operating properly. If there is anything amiss, we’ll talk to you about planning for a repair. A machine that runs efficiently won’t use excess energy.

Keep your thermostat set.
The winter weather is a bit up and down, but your thermostat should remain steady. The more you adjust the temperature inside your space, the more energy you’ll use. Find the right temperature and stick to it.

Don’t put off a system replacement.
If your commercial heating system is more than 15 or 20 years old, it’s time to think about getting a replacement. Older machines simply don’t have the energy savings technology built into them. Today’s machines are EnergyStar® rated, reliable, and built to last. Maybe you just need one machine for your small business, or you need a combination of systems. Whatever it is, our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling can help set you up with the best system within your budget.

With more than four decades in business, you can rest knowing our commercial expertise is unmatched. Let us help find the right energy savings solutions for your business so you can stay comfortable and save money at the same time. Call us today to learn more!