It’s summertime- and the livin’s easy. Most small businesses enjoy a healthy spike in sales during the warm and relaxed months of fun and sun. With increased monthly sales, it can be easy to overlook expenses associated with the summer months. These usually include costs necessary to ensure customer comfortable during their interactions with the store. Often, merchants will spring for air conditioning in order to facilitate increased foot traffic throughout the stifling afternoon.
Staying aware of these expenses is important in order to capitalize on the additional revenue coming into the business. Below we’ve compiled some efficient tips for business energy conservation that won’t break the bank:
• Whenever possible, don’t use large equipment during the peak hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Turn equipment and lights off after hours.
• Set energy-saving features on all your office equipment to put them into sleep mode when not in use.
• An energy audit might be the best investment you can make for your business.
The bottom line of running a successful business is to make all your dollars count. We hope these summer energy conservation tips help you achieve just this goal! Cutting back unnecessary energy use keeps hard-earned money in your pocket! Don’t forget that energy-efficient changes can be implemented at home, too, and will aid even further with savings in the long run.