Cut Overhead Costs: Part II

Reduce energy use.

By becoming more energy efficient, small businesses can reduce energy costs by 10-30 percent, according to Energy Star.

Your heating and cooling system, which can account for up to 40 percent of your electricity bill, is the first place to find savings.  Besides making sure systems are balanced correctly and operating efficiently, tweaks to other building components can “lighten the load”.

These include tightening the building shell, choosing new lighting and equipment, reducing or increasing solar gain, and installing new windows.

Programmable thermostats prevent waste, too.  New lighting can save you a bundle through a combination of lower heat emission, electricity use per watt and automatic shut-off switches. has specific suggestions and guides for many business sectors.

Davis & Hodgdon Associates has been assisting businesses in the Burlington Vermont Metro area for more than 20 years. Our entrepreneurial advisory services include assistance with budgeting and reviewing overhead costs.  With the right tools and a dedication to using them you are armed for sustained success.  This is just one in a unique brand of services focused squarely on the needs of growing businesses. For more information please call 802.878.1963 or email [email protected].

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