Startups have a lot of concerns, and a lot of costs, that they need to worry about, but your energy bill shouldn’t be one of them. In fact, there are several easy ways to save money on your energy bill every month, regardless of the season.

To save money in the summer, in particular, continue reading for a list of summer energy saving tips for startups.

Improve the efficiency of your cooling and ventilation Systems

One of the first things you can do to save energy in the summer is improve the efficiency of your ventilation and cooling systems.

Start with a programmable thermostat. This may be an expensive investment at first but it’s sure to pay itself back. This is because it makes it a snap to adjust the temperature of your workplace whenever you want.

You can program it to turn on shortly before you arrive for the day and turn off when you’re ready to leave so you don’t have to keep your cooling system on after hours when it would be a waste.

Keeping your ventilation and cooling systems working optimally is also important, so have tune-ups performed, and clean or replace filters on schedule. Also check ducts for leaks, and make sure there’s an adequate amount of insulation throughout your building.

Invest in energy efficiency technology and appliances

When starting your business, you’ll be investing in a lot of new equipment, from computers and appliances, to other pieces of technology that your staff will use on a daily basis to get things done.

But always look for Energy Star products, as these will operate more efficiently than their counterparts, and this efficiency will lead to savings on your utility bill.

By simply investing in the right technology today, you can ensure that your business will be able to reap the savings right from the start. This also reduces costs later on that you’d otherwise incur if you decided to switch to energy efficient options down the road.

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Replace your lights with LED bulbs

LED light bulbs are the most efficient bulbs on the market today. Because your lights will be on for many hours every day, making this switch could help you save money, especially if you turn the lights off whenever they aren’t necessary.

Whenever possible, you can also keep the blinds open to allow for natural sunlight to stream in as well, especially during those bright summer days.

Shop around for a better energy provider

When it comes to who will provide the energy that you need to keep your business running and cool in the summer, you have more choices that you probably realize.

Gather info on local companies that are providing lower rates on the electricity you need to power your cooling systems.

By implementing the steps above, you can begin to enjoy a more efficient workplace throughout all seasons of the year, not just the summer. This will lead to greater savings that you can then reinvest into your business to help it grow.

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