Practicing energy efficient habits at your organization can have many benefits, including cost savings and positive environmental impacts. As your trusted energy partner, we’re here to help you sort through what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to energy efficiency.
FACT: Practicing energy efficient habits could help you save on your energy bill.
When your business consumes less energy, oftentimes you’ll notice a reduction in your monthly energy bill. When you use less, you spend less. If you’re upgrading to more energy efficient appliances or products, there might be an upfront cost associated but you’ll likely see savings in the long run.
FICTION: You have to hire an energy efficiency company to implement changes to your business.
While there are benefits to hiring an energy efficiency company to assess your business and make recommendations to improve your energy efficiency, it is not required. There are many changes you can make on your own – whether that’s upgrading to LED lights or turning your thermostat down a few degrees. Every energy efficient habit makes a difference. Click here for a few additional tips you can do on your own.
FACT: Using smart products can help lower your energy consumption.
As technology advances, more and more tools and gadgets within our homes and business are becoming “smarter”. You can upgrade to smart thermostats, wall plugs, lighting and much more and let these tools do the energy efficiency work for you. Whether that’s automatically adjusting temperature settings or turning off lights when rooms aren’t occupied, small changes like these add up to reduced energy use and savings back in your wallet.
FICTION: You have to purchase new appliances or tools to be energy efficient.
There are many energy efficient gadgets out there, however simply using less energy is an easy and free way to be more efficient. By not turning on all of your lights at once, lowering your thermostat or opening your windows to enjoy the breeze you are being efficient in how you use your energy.
FACT: Energy efficiency has a positive impact on the environment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, practicing energy efficiency can lower greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, as well as decrease water use.
There are many steps, big and small, your organization can take to become more energy efficient. If you are a current customer and have questions about energy efficiency, call your Account Management Team at 1-888-924-7111. If you’re interested in joining the AEP Energy family, click here.
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