Hot season may mean good business for some, but it can also mean added expense for most businesses, especially those in the food and retail industry. The boost in foot traffic in your retail store may require you to use additional fans or air conditioning units. You may even consider opening for longer hours to accommodate those who want to shop longer hours after sundown.
Keeping the cost of electricity low and controlling the unnecessary expenses during this season is important in running a smooth operation and maximizing your profit. Be energy efficient without sacrificing quality. Here are some of our tips;
Reducing energy cost takes a conscious effort
Realizing that you need to save energy is a great first leap in reducing your energy consumption, but it also needs a solid plan of action to ensure smooth implementation. Meet with your team and ask everyone’s two cents about how you can be more energy efficient, not just this summer but all year round.
Weigh your options
There are a lot of ways to reduce power consumption, but it is important to weigh down your options before taking any step further. Research online or ask other entrepreneurs in your area how to save more energy amidst the rise in temperature. Also read about simple ways to save energy like switching to LED lights instead of using incandescent light can really help a lot. If you’re using neon signs, a more energy efficient and earth friendly option is to use LED signs for all your outdoor advertising needs.
Yes, this can be very expensive. Sometimes, it can even consume most of your time just to get things the way you want it to be. But once you got it right, you will reap the fruits of your efforts and will lead you to better quality service to your customers. Ask for the commitment of your team and train them to be more conscious about electricity consumption in your retail store.
How about you? What are the things you do to reduce the electricity consumption in your business?