Save on Power Costs for your Business | CFIB
Efficiency programs for small business:
Looking for easy, low-cost ways to reduce your electrical costs? SaskPower’s Business Programs and Offers could help! Programs include:
- Commercial Lighting Incentive
- Commercial Refrigeration Incentive
- Compressed Air System Program
- Parking Lot Controller Program
- Walk-Through Assessment Program
For program specific information please visit SaskPower’s Business Programs and Offers page.
Tips to reduce power consumption:
- Limit the use of heat-producing equipment such as printers or fax machines, and turn off equipment each night.
- Keep your windows covered and doors closed during the day to keep cool air inside.
- Use a programmable or smart thermostat to allow for better control of the temperature in your building. During the winter, set the thermostat in your workspace to 20 degrees Celsius during work hours and lower the temperature when the space is unoccupied. For every degree you lower your thermostat during an eight hour period, you can save up to two per cent on your heating costs.
- Replace your incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified LED lights. SaskPower offers discounts on select ENERGY STAR LED bulbs and fixtures twice each year. Learn more
- Install automatic lighting controls to ensure that the lights are off when not in use.
- Use an appropriate air conditioning unit. A larger unit does not necessarily cool the room better.
- Keep your furnace and air conditioner filters clean and maintain the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Choose the smallest computer monitor that meets your needs. Larger monitors require more power.
- Reduce "phantom power" by unplugging chargers and devices when not in use (e.g.unplugging a phone charger when not in use). Or, use a smart power bar or smart plug to help manage your power use. SaskPower offers discounts on select smart-home products twice each year. Learn more
For more tips on how to conserve power usage at your business please visit SaskPower’s Business Tips and Advice page.
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CFIB Business Counsellors are available to answer your questions.
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