Energy-efficiency is what we do best. We understand that continued increases in energy costs due to uncontrollable fuel prices are putting extra strain on everyone, and we’re here to help.
Here are steps you can take to reduce energy usage at your facility:
- Start by scheduling a free in-facility Energy Audit. A professionally certified energy auditor will inspect your facility and identify ways you can conserve energy and recommend rebate programs to help offset the cost to upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment.
- Remind employees to turn off their laptops and other devices or put them in sleep mode whenever they leave for an extended period of time. Idle equipment can consume energy and cost you money.
- Turn off heating and cooling in vacant spaces. Save even more by closing overhead doors and using tint on windows.
- If you use an air compressor, you can save about ten percent on energy costs if it’s properly maintained. Make sure the fan belts are properly tensioned and fittings/bearings are greased.
- Fans used in occupied rooms can help save on heating and cooling costs. Slowing a fan down by only ten percent can result in 25 percent energy savings.
- Identify and eliminate phantom electric loads such as unused computers or refrigerators
- Water heaters that are rarely used can often be turned down or wrapped with additional insulation to increase their efficiency.
- Electrical rates can vary depending on the timing of energy consumption, allowing businesses to strategically adjust their operating hours accordingly. If possible, avoid “peak period rates,” which usually occur in the afternoon and early evening hours.
- Create buy-in to a more energy-efficient workspace by engaging your company’s leadership and employees.
Learn more about all our energy-saving programs for businesses at tampaelectric.com/bizsave. Request a free in-facility Energy Audit using our convenient online form or call 813-275-3909 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.