The business world seems to grow more competitive each day. That means the dividing line
between a business’s success and failure becomes thinner all the time. To keep your company
from being in the red, it’s important to decrease expenses in whatever way you can. For many
businesses, one of the most substantial operating expenditures is energy usage. On average it
represents roughly one-third of the operating budget. Receiving an energy audit and taking
steps to become more energy efficient can reduce expenses, increase profits, stretch your
budget further and increase property value. If you need more convincing, below are the top 5
reasons your business should receive a commercial energy audit and improve efficiency.
Saving money may seem like the most obvious reason, but it is one of the most important.
Receiving a fully comprehensive energy audit can potentially decrease your energy bill by as
much as 50%. At EnergyLink, we use innovative technology to evaluate and inspect your
business’s energy usage, taking into account every detail from your air-conditioning equipment
to your building’s physical structure, and then help you implement the most effective solutions. A
few of the financial benefits of an energy audit include:
● Decreased energy expenses and operating budgets
● Increase profits and building value
● Gain a competitive advantage
● Protection from increasing energy costs
● Potentially qualify for tax incentives
There is more of a connection between energy efficiency and comfort than you might think! Your
building will be a more relaxing and comfortable place when the environment is being
maintained efficiently through improving insulation, complete air sealing, and an up-to-date
heating and cooling system. Occupants of your building will feel more comfortable, making
visitors more likely to return and creating a more comfortable work environment for employees.
You may even find your employees are happier and more productive without the distraction of
extreme office temperatures or drafts.
Many people see value in a business who is “green,” meaning they do their part to be energy
efficient and reduce their impact on the environment. Making it known that your company has
gone green creates the image of sustainability for your business, which may increase customer
loyalty. When your business is recognized as one that cares about sustainability and conserving
energy, you will gain customers who want to support your efforts, and best of all, they’ll tell their
friends! Being green may also attract potential employees who want to work for a company
whose values are in alignment with their own.
Poor energy usage can result in poor indoor air quality. By ensuring your equipment is working
efficiently, you can reduce the likelihood of issues such as mold, mildew, and harmful
emissions. Doing so will decrease worker absentees due to illness caused by mold or allergens
in the air. An energy auditor will also look for potentially hazardous issues like backdrafting
combustion equipment, carbon monoxide poisoning, and radon leaks that are common in older
systems to keep occupants safe.
Becoming more energy efficient will increase the durability of your building by decreasing
moisture inside and preventing mold damage and rot. Additionally, reducing your monthly costs
will make room in the budget for improvements to other aspects of your building that may have
fallen by the wayside while energy costs were high. Having an energy efficient building will also
increase the life and reliability of your equipment and result in an overall increase in the value of
Are you ready to take the first step in improving your building’s energy efficiency? At EnergyLink
we will survey just about any energy assets you have, such as HVAC units, lighting, thermal
boundaries, fans, computer systems and more. Our certified energy auditors specialize in
commercial energy properties like office buildings, grocery stores, hotels, schools and more
ranging from 20,000sq ft to 100,000sq ft. We will review your buildings utility usage history,
conduct a full building walk-through, and provide a detailed report of our findings. EnergyLink is
one of the few commercial energy service companies that provides comprehensive energy
audits at no cost. Contact us today to schedule your free energy audit!