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Energy Savings for Retail Spaces

Certainly, if you own a home, you want to save energy in that location. If you own a retail business, you should also consider ways to save on your energy bill, whether you use IDT Energy or have another provider.

If your store is open six days a week for 8 hours a day, that actually only means that it’s in use 28% of the year. This leaves you with more than 70% of the year when you can save significant amounts of money on your energy consumption. Make sure that lights and other energy systems are either off or on the lowest settings and use time clocks and programmable settings whenever you can.

Even when your store is open, you can have timers for the indoor and outdoor lights. For instance, you should have a switchplate note in a dressing room asking customers to turn off the lights when not in use. An occupancy sensor or timer could do this job for you as well.

If you have air conditioning and heating in the building, make sure all exterior windows are shaded or tinted to minimize heat. Make sure you have an efficient system in place and that you get it serviced regularly as well.

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