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Energy Conservation Tips

Saving energy is smart business because it pays to be energy efficient. Here are a few money saving ideas.

  • " Lower your air conditioning energy use by 5 to 25 percent. Arrange for a tune-up of your air conditioning system (package units up to 20 tons) that can increase its efficiency and lower your electricity costs.
  • Lower your lighting energy use by up to 50 percent. Install new energy-efficient lamps, ballasts and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
  • Lower your refrigeration energy use by 5 to 25 percent. Arrange for a tune-up of your refrigeration system that can increase its efficiency and lower your electricity costs.
  • Lower your air conditioning and heating energy usage by up 5 to 15 percent. Install a high-quality, commercial-grade programmable thermostat to help you save on cooling energy.

Other Energy-Saving programs:

Southern California Edison's Energy Solutions for Businesses for cost steps you can take to save money. While you're there, find out how your business can be more energy efficient by taking SCE's online business energy survey. They also have a tool to make sure your business is on the right rate plan.

The Energy Innovation Group (EIG) manages a rebate program for LED lighting and can have a program specialist visit your business location at no cost to you to determine your energy savings and rebate opportunity. For more information contact EIG by calling 310-313-1917.

You can also visit the SoCalGas web site to find hidden energy cost savings by identify energy-saving opportunities for your business. They offer rebates for new energy efficient equipment, and you can have an energy professional conduct a free, detailed walk through and analysis of your facility. Just call 1-800-427-6584, the select option to learn more about how to take advantage of this program.