We thank you for continuing our series, Businesses Now Have Numerous Options to Reduce Demand and Save Money on Energy Costs. In our first installment of this series, you were introduced to the concept of electrical demand. We expounded on the fact that there are several unique methods that may be used to reduce the amount of electrical demand that your business is currently projecting. The first three steps that were outlined were to eliminate old equipment and replace with energy efficient equipment, upgrading lighting systems, and downsize equipment. This week, we will offer three more measures that may be taken.
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Now that you understand demand as it relates to the electrical usage in your business, it is time to start making changes that will reduce that level of demand. Not only will you find that you are able to save a tremendous amount of money on electrical-related expenses, but, your business will run in a safer, more efficient manner. Last week, you were introduced to steps 1, 2, and 3. This week, you will be introduced to steps 4, 5, and 6:
4. The fourth step that may be taken to reduce energy demand is to ensure that you reschedule loads so that certain tasks are in operation at more appropriate times of the day. For example, if you use an electric-based pump for the purpose and intent of irrigation, you should opt to use it at night or during the earliest part of the day. This will reduce the amount of evaporation that occurs. Not only will you save electricity, but, you will also save water. If your business has a large hot water heater, you should turn it off during the day. This will provide enough hot water for restrooms in your facility. By taking these types of measures, you will save on utilities and your equipment.
5. The next method to reduce the energy demand in your business and reduce costs is to engage in thermal storage. For example, if your business requires ice during the day time hours, elect to make the ice at night time when energy is considered to be cheaper, per kilowatt hour. If your business requires heating or air, you should elect to cool or heat the facility at night, instead of during the day time. In most instances, your efforts will last the majority of the day.
6. The next step to reducing the energy demand of your business is to opt for alternative power options. For example, at the peak demand periods of the day, instead of using mainstream electricity, perhaps you could switch to a backup generator unit.
In the two installments of this series, you have learned many important facts about energy demand and how to reduce the demand of your business. We thank you for taking the time to read the information that we have presented and we encourage you to take the steps that we have outlined here. If you would like to learn more about how to reduce the electrical demand in your business, call us today at Hardcore Electric at: 720-841-3897