3 Tips For Reducing Energy Costs And Increasing Efficiency In Commercial Buildings

June 02, 2023

Running around and madly switching all the lights off; limiting AC usage in summer and causing your employees to boil; unplugging the fridge overnight… trust us, there are easier ways of reducing energy costs in your commercial building!

Increasing energy efficiency is at the top of any commercial building manager’s priority list – but none of those examples are good ways of going about it.

Here, the experts at Spectra Electrical tell us 3 top tips for reducing energy costs in commercial buildings, and how their team of professionals can help you.

  • Switch to LED lighting

    One of the easiest yet most effective ways you can reduce energy costs and increase efficiency in your commercial building is by switching to LED lighting. The perks of LED lights over incandescent bulbs are innumerable.

    LED lights are up to 60% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, drastically reducing your energy costs. They’re also more durable than incandescent bulbs. The average lifespan on an LED bulb is around 25,000 hours – that’s twenty times more than the average lifespan of an incandescent bulb.

    Spectra Electrical helps Sydney businesses switch from traditional bulbs to LED lighting in all areas, indoor and outdoor. Our team of electricians can conduct large-scale LED conversions for warehouses, stadiums, offices and more.

  • Install solar power

    Sure, solar power is great for your home – but it’s even better for commercial buildings. Solar gives you the chance to utilise the sunny Sydney weather and gain huge savings on your quarterly power bills.

    Spectra Electrical are specialists in solar panel installation, having installed solar systems for dozens of Sydney commercial buildings.

  • Invest in a smart electrical system

    As a commercial building manager, you might not have 24/7 access to your building. This is especially the case if you work offsite a lot of the time, or lease the building to another business. But with a smart electrical system, you can monitor and control your electricity consumption remotely. For example, you can check to see if the lights were left on after operations stopped for the night, or check to see of the HVAC is still running, and turn them off via your smartphone.

    This allows you to drastically reduce your commercial building energy costs, simply by swiping your finger. Efficiency is often hindered by common human error, like forgetting to turn the lights off, and a smart electrical system allows you to minimise that.

Want to save energy with all three of these tips? Spectra Electrical are just a phone call away. Our team of professional electricians are highly experienced in solar power, LED conversion and smart electrical systems, maximising energy efficiency in your commercial building. Get in touch with Spectra Electrical for a quote today.