The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means many people are beginning to think about their New Years’ resolutions. However, the end of the year isn’t just a good time for individuals to set new goals; it can also be a great opportunity to set new goals for your business. For 2020, consider trying to go green with your business. You’ll be saving money and helping the environment at the same time. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips that can help you have an energy-efficient business in 2020.
When was the last time you budgeted for new equipment and appliances in your business? Depending on when your company was created, it may have been quite some time ago. Keeping your utilities and appliances up-to-date might seem a bit costly, but upgrades can quickly pay for themselves in energy savings. For example, an air conditioner might work perfectly fine if it’s a bit older, but not upgrading could mean you’re spending more than necessary on air conditioning. Air conditioners today use about 50% less energy than they did in 1990. So if you want to save, try looking into newer air conditioning or HVAC systems that are more efficient.
Make Simple Swaps
Not all changes for saving energy will involve investing in new equipment. Sometimes, making smaller changes can have just as large of an impact on your utility bill. Try switching out your lightbulbs, for example. LED bulbs are about the same price nowadays as conventional lighting, but they can save you surprisingly large amounts on your energy bills over time. Check around your workplace for other places where you can make easy changes. Simple swaps like this can keep your energy spending low and your savings high.
Check On Your HVAC
Finally, maintenance is the name of the game when it comes to really going green. Your HVAC systems and air conditioning units are great places to start since heating and cooling make up a significant portion of energy spending. Energy efficient cooling systems start with regular air duct cleaning and air conditioner repair. After all, commercial air conditioning is only useful if it’s working properly. Stick to a regular AC repair schedule for the most efficient systems possible.
Ready to go green for 2020 with a better and more efficient air conditioning system for your business? Contact Coastal Mechanical Contractors for more information today.