The summer heat is rising and your energy bill may follow along with it. Make sure your business is prepared and learn about SDG&E’s programs and pricing plans to help save.
Here are some tips to help you manage your energy use when temperatures rise:
1. Use fans. Fans can help your business maintain a comfortable temperature. Moving air can make higher temperatures and humidity feel more comfortable and reduce the need for air conditioning. When the temperature outside feels more comfortable than inside, use a box fan in the window or a whole facility fan in the attic to pull in the comfortable air.
2. Ensure efficient cooling. Cooling costs account for 40% of energy costs for commercial buildings. Regular maintenance on your HVAC based on the manufacturer’s recommendations can help you save.
3. Monitors and computers are two culprits that continue to draw power even when they are switched off. Prevent “phantom” loads by using a power strip to cut power.
4. If you’re a small or medium business and an SDG&E customer, you may qualify for customized business solutions that can help you reduce your energy costs and save money. Find out more here.
Want to connect with an energy specialist and learn how you can save? Take a quick survey here.