Industrial customers such as factories, warehouses, and production facilities use a tremendous amount of electricity. As a result, energy costs are one of the most significant expenses an industrial business has. Every little action you take to conserve electricity adds up to considerable savings. Here are a few energy-saving tips you can implement to reduce your industrial electricity consumption.
1 – Shut Down Equipment That Is Not in Use
One of the easiest actions you can take to reduce your electrical costs is to shut down machinery and equipment when not in use. Not all equipment in an industrial plant needs to run all of the time, so taking a few minutes to shut off equipment not in use saves energy.
2 – Upgrade Lighting Systems
The introduction of energy-saving LED lighting uses a lot less energy than incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lighting. Upgrading your lighting in all indoor and outdoor areas, including parking lot, signage, and security lighting reduces your lighting energy consumption anywhere from 25% to 80%.
3 – Update HVAC Systems
When looking at areas to reduce your energy cost, look closely at your HVAC systems. According to Siemens, heating and cooling typically uses anywhere from 20 to 40% of your total energy consumption.
4 – Inspect Your HVAC System
Carefully review your refrigerant lines and air compressors for leaks. Even one small leak in these areas can cost you a lot of money. Air conditioning lines should also be insulated to protect them from absorbing heat from the outdoor air.
5 – Reduce Peak Demand
In most locations, peak demand takes place in the daytime, usually in the afternoon. Because of this reason, energy companies charge higher rates because of the demand. One way to offset these costs is to perform energy-intensive activities during off-hours or scheduling more workers at non-peak demand times. As a result, second and third-shift workers can get work done using energy at a lower cost.
6 – Improve Insulation
Insulating your walls and roof reduces the amount of energy you need to your workplace comfortable. In addition, the better your insulation, the easier it is to keep your workplace warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
7 – Reset Your Thermometer for the Season
Setting the thermometer a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter may make the workplace a bit more uncomfortable, but it will save a lot of money on energy costs.
8 – Clean and Maintain Equipment Properly
Taking the time to clean your machinery and putting it on a maintenance program will save on energy costs. Simple tasks such as proper lubrication, exchanging dirty filters for clean ones, and dozens of other low-cost, routine tasks assure that all of your equipment will remain highly efficient.
Let Tri-State Electrical Contractors Help You Save Money
We provide a complete range of industrial electrical services that can result in considerable savings. Our energy-saving electrical system retrofits improve your efficiency and reduce your energy costs. To learn more about how Tri-State Electrical can help you with your industrial electrical project, give us a call at (423) 800-2134, fill out our simple online form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.