Winter Energy Saving Tips for Your Small Business

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Even if it’s just for a few weeks a year, we get our share of winter weather here in Texas. When it does get cold, there are several ways Texas small business owners can save on energy. For starters, TXU Energy has some simple energy-saving tips to improve your small business energy efficiency overall. We also put together these energy-saving tips for winter:Warming Up 

Use a programmable thermostat to keep your workspace temperature set at 68 degrees. Open blinds to warm your rooms with direct sunlight, so your heating system won’t need to work as hard. Insulate water heaters, supply pipes and if possible, ceilings and walls. This can save you money and help keep your employees more comfortable.

Lighting Right

The right lighting and the right light bulbs can really save on your energy bill. You can also install automatic lighting controls to turn lights on or off, depending on occupancy and time of day.

Powering Down

Turn off office equipment when you’re not using it, especially overnight and on weekends. To be as energy efficient as possible, only buy office equipment that displays the ENERGY STAR® logo.

Tips for all seasons:

Use large equipment before 4 p.m. and after 7 p.m. to avoid peak energy usage hours. After hours, keep equipment and lights turned off.

These tips are a great start if you’re a Texas business owner who wants to know how to save energy in the winter. But they’re only the beginning. TXU Energy has money-saving tools that help small business customers monitor and conserve energy all year long. Email or call us today to learn more.

Do you have any other tips to help save on overhead costs this winter?