Last year the electricity bill was low due to mild cold winters. But this year with extreme climate, the cost of electricity will go up since you will use it more to fight the cold. The average household electricity bill is supposed to rise by a few hundred over the last year.
The commercial user will also end up paying more. Energy is not a fixed but a variable cost. You can upgrade to the energy efficient heater and cooling system of your building and that will reduce your expenditure by 30-40%. This one time investment will support the system without any issues at least for the next 20 years. In the long run you will save enough money too.
But many businessmen do not want to invest as their age old system is still working. However, you can compute and calculate the energy costs of your small businesses online from the EPA’s website. Even the website of the Department of Energy helps the small businesses by giving advices on how to reduce the use of energy and minimize the cost.
Valuable information about energy savings can be found on sites such as EPA.gov. By using insulation and weather strip, you can make your business more energy efficient and thus save a lot of money. A thermostat can be installed and it will reduce the temperature depending on the number of employees working at that point of time. Even a small crack on the wall can rapidly increase your charges for heating the environment. Energy should be saved in order to keep the oil prices under control.
Unplug all your electronic gadgets once they are used. It only reduces the usage of electricity. Or you can try the Energy Star office equipments, which will help you to save energy. You can buy these equipments from the website of EPA and all the authentic products have an Energy Star Stickers on them.
These Energy Star products automatically go to a low-power mode when they are not used. So every time you and your staff don’t remember to shut down the computer, they will be turned off automatically. The website of Industrial Technologies gives information regarding motors and air compressors and also the methods to maximize the use of energy. If you keep all your machinery serviced properly, you will save a lot of money. If you take care of the energy, energy will do the same for you. If the maximum utilization of the energy is possible, then automatically the prices of fuel will go down.