With electricity – and your electric bill – you never want to be shocked. That’s why the heat of summer is an ideal time to assess your business energy use, to be sure you’re not wasting money.
Being energy-wise is especially important in California, which has some of the highest energy costs in the country. For example, in May 2015, electricity costs were 58.1 percent higher in Los Angeles than the nationwide average.
Here are seven tips to be sure you’re maximizing your energy-efficiency and keeping your energy costs low:
Be sure your lights are cleaned of grease, dust and dirt regularly, to increase their average light output. And consider installing skylights, which can add both lighting and ventilation.
7. Maintain food service and refrigeration equipment – If your business uses food service or refrigeration equipment, best energy-efficient practices include:
At California Bank & Trust, we stay on top of ways to help your business maximize its potential – including sharing tips and ideas on ways to improve your energy efficiency.[cite::171::cite] [cite::172::cite]