Redlands, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Energy management systems (EMS) provide the best possible solutions for ultimate energy savings and efficiency. While any electrical contractor could perform a benchmark energy audit, NECA professionals are now providing these services free to all businesses, whether they are public services or private companies. Sustainable Energy Solutions Director JR Canosa explains, “We decided to start providing a basic benchmark audit to assist local businesses to lower their energy consumption . Once we complete the audits we put together a energy plan for owners. Benchmarking is like road-mapping, it provides you instructions on where to go to get what you need to become more energy efficient.”
Energy management is important for many reasons, the most important for business owners being, the costs of energy are not going to go down. “It’s going to escalate,” comments Canosa. “So the time is now to do something.” Energy is one of the largest factors in the bottom line of any business, so being able to reduce these costs, sometimes by as much as 50-70% ultimately means more profit in addition to more efficient equipment.
The main reason most business owners refuse an energy audit is because they fear that they won’t be able to afford the changes needed to update their systems. However there are lenders who will loan companies 100% of the money needed to do what is called an energy upgrade. Canosa explains, “As long as it’s an energy upgrade and the dollars offset what the electrical consumption is to do to the project costs, that can be funded strictly on that premise. [So] in many cases whatever you’re paying to the utility and what’s being offset to the improvements, you normally have a positive cash flow. Many have a return on investment in five years.”
Updating your chilling systems, lighting choices and other energy related equipment can drastically reduce your energy use and improve your bottom line. Take the steps needed to improve these items with a free audit.
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