Tips to Save on Your Commercial Electricity This Fall

August 27th, 2013

As a business owner, you know that costs really do add up. Whether you run a restaurant in Reading or a hotel in Lancaster—deregulated electricity from UGI EnergyLink can help you save on your utility bills and focus on the industry you know best. And although the hottest months in Pennsylvania may be coming to an end, there is still room to save on your business’ electric bill this fall.

Even though you are welcoming in September, your cooling system may not be finished for the season yet—in Allentown, PA, record highs have been recorded above 90 degrees for both September and October. If you want to avoid high energy bills even after the summer season, try these tips for saving energy in your Pennsylvania commercial building or space.

Saving a few dollars here and there on your utility bill can really add up month after month and help funnel more money toward your business or organization’s growth.  Learn the best tips for saving energy and show them to your employees too—we believe you may see a change in the cost of your electricity next month!

Turn Up the Thermostat

You and your employees may be used to having your office space temperature set in the low 70s after the hot Pennsylvania months, but it’s time to accept the cooler fall season and begin turning your thermostat back up. Your AC system won’t have to work as hard to keep your building at a regulated temperature and the closer your set temperature is to the outside weather, the more efficient the cooling unit is. Small adjustments for fall weather can have an impact on your utility bill—even by one degree!

Fall nights in Pennsylvania can get cooler, so turn your thermostat up even higher or off during the night and non-business hours. There’s no reason to run your air conditioner when your employees or customers are not there—programmable thermostats can help you remember to make this daily adjustment when you leave for the day. That means less work on your part and more money saved for your company.

Use Fans to Cool Down Your Office Space

Ceiling and floor fans are another great way to keep your company’s electric bills lower. Instead of relying on your air conditioner when the night and day weather waivers in Pennsylvania this fall, turn on fans to regulate how the room feels and keep your office space comfortable. Fans will help circulate the air in your building and maintain a consistent temperature. But it’s still all about saving money on electricity—so remember to turn off and unplug your fans when your business closes for the night!

Close Blinds and Drapes to Maintain Lower Temperatures

Your storefront windows can be a huge draw-in for customers browsing along the main areas of town—but this next tip deals with your windows. If it’s a cool day, letting the sun stream in through your business’ windows is nice and relaxing—but if your Pennsylvanian town experiences unusually hot fall days, we recommend closing blinds and drapes during times of heavy direct sunlight. Heat from the sun is a quick way for your business to heat up—impacting the comfort and experience within your store if your cooling unit is not able to keep up.  Blinds and drapes can also help prevent the sun from bleaching your office furniture and assets.

Switch to UGI EnergyLink for Commercial Electricity Services

This is an important tip if you’re looking for a way to save on your electric bills this fall and year round! Switching to us could save you money, plus you’ll be able to lock in a low rate and avoid seasonal fluctuations. The best part is, the transition is easy! Whether it’s controlling the temperature of your show room, lighting your workspaces and more, your choice of electric service provider makes a noticeable impact to your bottom line. Switch to UGI EnergyLink today by calling 1-800-797-0712800-797-0712 or filling out the contact form to the right!