Monday, August 25, 2008

Don't Gamble with Energy Conservation

Energy conservation doesn't have to be a gamble. It's not poker. Saving energy and reducing cost can be a sure bet with the following tips:

1. Have a plan to win! Identify your highest energy consuming equipment (air conditioning, heating, hot water heating for the home, air conditioning, compressed air, chillers, boilers for commercial and industrial). and focus on reducing these by 10%.

2. Don't roll the dice. Get help from a qualified energy consultant. In many cases there are local, state or federal grants to help pay for these energy audits.

3. Keep an eye on the cards (monitor and chart utility bills on a monthly basis to identify trends). This will help identify winning strategies.

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