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More Useful Utilities: How to Maximize Your Business Utility Efficiency

Containing costs is one of the many challenges that comes along with running a business. Utility costs are just one of the many expenses that you will have if you own a business. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to make your utilities more efficient, which will help you save money.

Replace Your Industrial Boiler

An industrial boiler that is well-cared for can last over 30 years. However, even if your boiler is only 10-years-old, you may still want to get it replaced. If you get your old boiler replaced with a new, more-efficient model, then you can save money on your electric bill.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Your HVAC system probably uses more energy than anything else in the building. One of the ways that you can cut your heating and cooling costs is to install a programmable thermostat. The thermostat will automatically lower or raise the temperature based on the settings. For example, you can have the thermostat set to where the temperature is automatically decreased or increased when no one is at the office.

Replace light Bulbs

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your office, then you may want to get them replaced. LED lights and compact fluorescent light bulbs use significantly less energy than incandescent light bulbs. They also last longer than incandescent light bulbs. Keep in mind that you do not have to get the entire fixture replaced. You will only need to get the luminaire, or lighting unit, replaced.

Maintain Your HVAC System, Boiler and Water Heater

Many people think that if their appliance is working correctly, then it does not require any professional service. However, it is important to have your HVAC system, boiler and water heater professionally-maintained at least once a year by a company like Nationwide Boiler or someone similar. This will make your appliances more energy-efficient. You will also be able to save money on repairs. Appliances that are well-maintained are less likely to break down. Furthermore, you will be able to keep your appliances longer.

Sky-rocketing utility costs can make it hard to run a business, but there are things that you can do in order to reduce the costs. You may want to consider replacing your industrial boiler. You should also consider installing a programmable thermostat in order to cut your heating and cooling costs. Additionally, you will need to make sure that your appliances are maintained and replace your light bulbs.

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Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara is the youngest of four. She has two hilarious brothers and one beautiful sister. She also is the aunt of 5 crazy little girls that she loves more than anything!! Kara is not yet able to be a mom, but she loves being around kids and being like a second mom to her nieces. She dreams of the day that she can start her own little family.

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