Guest Author - Debbie Jackson
As a business owner, you should always be looking to lower your overall operating expenses to increase your profit margin. Most businesses use multiple electronic devices including computers, printers, faxes, cordless phones and various other pieces of electronic equipment. Some of this equipment is constantly used and remains plugged in around the clock. Other pieces of equipment need to be charged and recharged in an ongoing cycle.
All of this equipment has associated recurring monthly billing for actual electric usage. Add to the equipment electric usage expense the cost of heating or cooling of your facility and this monthly bill can become very expensive. There are ways to cut down your electric bill by being conscious of your daily routine and making adjustments. One of the ways to lower your bill is to unplug equipment that you donít use constantly or need instant access. Computers use a large amount of power, so shutting them down when not in use can be a good conscious effort in lowering your electric bill relative to the amount of computers used in your facility.
Another cost cutting measure is installing energy efficient light bulbs throughout the facility. The initial replacement cost of the bulbs is higher but in the long run will last longer and reduce the amount of energy consumed thereby lowering your electric bill. Also, consider the temperature you set your thermostat for heating and cooling. Simply adjusting by a few degrees can make an impact on your annual cost as well as setting appropriate temperatures for times when facility is not in use.
A major cost cutting option is understanding that energy is deregulated in most areas of the United States which simply means that you can look at different energy suppliers to get the best available kilowatt rate. Using an alternate supplier does not change your level of service so donít let that keep you from getting a rate quote. This service is available to residential and commercial properties alike.
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