Most businesses in Yuma look at ways to save on energy costs such as a new HVAC system, especially during the summer months. A more economical way of cutting on energy costs is by changing out your lighting system throughout your business. Lights can be a direct cause of high energy bills and can also be a reason your air-conditioning unit runs more than usual. Here are some benefits for changing the lighting in your Yuma business.
Incentives and Tax Deductions
Many utility companies offer incentives for businesses willing to switch to energy saving lighting. The federal government can also offer tax deductions to qualified lighting projects for commercial enterprises. Not only will this pay dividends on your electric costs, but you can also receive tax breaks for the project as a whole.
Saves on HVAC Cost
Traditional lighting emits a large quantity of excess heat. These lights such as incandescent bulbs are better at producing extra heat than light. This excess heat works your air-conditioning unit more than is necessary and in the summer months this can be costly. Before thinking of changing out your air-conditioning unit you might want to replace your lighting to LED which is more energy efficient.
Saves on Energy Consumption
The Department of Energy predicts LED lighting used in regular application could reduce energy consumption by nearly 50 percent. This would have a huge impact on energy costs. D&H Electric does anything from lighting retrofits to changing out your entire lighting system in order to reduce your energy use.
Saves on Maintenance Cost
Switching to more energy efficient lights such as LED will cut down on lighting maintenance. The life span of LED’s can have up to 50,000 hours which means you will not have any replacement costs for potentially up to 15 years. There is also a quick turn of investment on LED lighting which will allow you to justify spending money on such projects over a new HVAC system.
Simple ways to save on energy costs:
- Lights: Turn off lights when they are not in use. Timers and sensors can help insure lights will not stay on all night. Reminding employees to turn off lights when leaving work will also help.
- Office Equipment: Newer office equipment have low-powered sleep modes. Users are usually not aware they have to enable this feature on most pieces of equipment. Utilizing the sleep mode will save your business on energy over an annual period.
- Common-Area Lighting: Try putting daytime lights on a dimmer in order to reduce demand on energy. If your business has natural light try to offset the lighting based on the time of day.
If you have any questions about the lighting for your work space give D&H Electric a call at (928) 726-5671 and let our expert electricians give you a hand!