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Tips to Make Your Business More Energy Efficient

Electrical vehicle charger

Efficiency is the new thing these days on an individual and commercial level. Finding ways to limit your environmental footprint will benefit not only the environment, but it will also save you a lot in terms of energy bills.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite energy efficiency tips to help save your business money and limit its impact on the environment.

Change Your Lighting

When was the last time you updated the lighting in your building? If you’re still operating with incandescent lightbulbs over your head, then it’s been too long. The best way to limit your environmental footprint with your lighting choice is by using either CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LED (Light Emitting Diodes) bulbs. These lightbulbs are far more energy-efficient and will save you a lot on energy bills.

Install Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

Demand for electric vehicles has grown, and so has supply; because of this, expect to see more and more of your employees driving to work in their electric cars. Encourage this switch into the electric vehicle space by providing electric vehicle charging stations at your business.

There are several types of charging stations to consider.

  • Level 1 charger: This simple unit takes about 12 hours for your vehicle to reach its full charge.
  • Level 2 charger: The next step up allows for much faster charging, with vehicles reaching a full charge in 4-6 hours. However, because they require 240 volts to operate, you may need to upgrade your property’s electrical panel.
  • Level 3 Charger: The top tier of electric vehicle chargers, also known as a DC Fast Charger, will charge your electric vehicle battery fully in 30 to 60 minutes! These are perfect for businesses who use electric vehicles and need them to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

If you’re interested in making these changes or any other electrical changes to your business, don’t hesitate to contact our team of industrial electrical contractors for assistance. At Southwest Industrial Electric, we have over 40 years of experience in this industry. We look forward to not only making an impact on your business but on the world around you.

Call us today at (323) 215-1273 or visit our website for more information about our services.