Why it’s important to have an Energy Audit Diversegy June 23, 2014 Diversegy BlogWhether you own or manage a small business, a large commercial facility, or a manufacturing operation, it’s important to take advantage of any tips, programs and incentives that will help you save money on your energy bills. There are measures that will generate savings to positively impact your bottom line immediately, as well as longer-term strategic initiatives to assess your needs and stabilize your energy spend in the longer term – which is great news for your budget! One such initiative is an energy audit. Energy audits reveal your usage patterns, identify waste, over-expenditure and, generally, make you fully cognizant of where your energy dollars are going. This knowledge will enable you to be more efficient with your energy use and be able to track and accelerate savings. Energy Audits may sound expensive or complicated, but they can be free and are easier than you think. What is an Energy Audit? An energy audit is an analysis of a facility, indicating how and where that facility can reduce energy consumption and save energy costs. Its insight to energy efficiency and conservation can lead to significant savings on the company’s utility bill.Why Should You Get An Energy Audit? Energy costs are soaring and your business can be at considerable risk if you do not take the guesswork out of your energy usage and the budget you need to cover it. Energy audits identify where your business is wasting energy. Residential and commercial properties account for around 10% of carbon emissions in the US, according to the EPA, which means they are very inefficientand waste huge amounts of energy and… revenue. An energy audit helps by revealing just how and where energy is being wasted. With thousands of commercial energy customers nationwide, we are well-qualified to advise you on which methods are best used for reducing energy waste and overall energy consumption. Let’s start with a simple free evaluation of your bills and show you how we have been found to save between 5% and 35% for many of our customers.In the case of energy, less is more. Lower energy consumption equals lower energy costs. And, of course, less energy consumption is obviously good for the environment. In addition to providing advice on energy efficiency, if you submit two most recent bills to our price desk (firstname.lastname@example.org), our in-house energy experts will provide a complimentary, no-obligation analysis to ensure your bills are consistent with the market, as well as identify any overcharging or potential waste.As you can see, to be truly effective, energy management requires a strategy just like the other aspect of your operation and measures to curb costs can be simple and in some cases free. Gaining more control over your energy costs will improve the general health of your budget. Not only that but reducing your carbon footprint is great for the environment too!