If you’re a business owner set to invest in energy saving products, we understand that there’s a lot you’ll want to consider before you make your decisions. It’s often hard to justify the upfront cost of purchasing energy saving products which can seem much more expensive initially, yet over the long term you’re likely to see huge rewards – and you’ll also be doing your bit for the planet.
At Esena Energy we’ve helped big brands to save thousands of dollars in energy bills, and we want to help you do the same with our products such as LED lights and solar panels.
Investing in LED lights
Put fairly simply, LED (light-emitting diodes) lights simply do the job of standard fluorescent lights, but they do it better – on every front. They don’t just look better and create a better aesthetic for your work space (thanks to their enhanced light distribution), they also make technical and functional upgrades easier – as well as being better for the environment.
The costs and savings:
The energy efficiency of commercial LED lights can’t be rivalled. As well as using at least 75% less energy (yep, that’s right!), they last approximately 25 times longer than standard lighting.
Whatever concerns you may have about initial upfront costs, you’re likely to see these pay off almost immediately. Did you know that the government provides numerous subsidy packages (either in rebates or grants) to help reduce the costs of products and installation if you upgrade your lighting to LED? We can help you work through these and join the efforts Australia has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 65% by 2030.
LED lights consume such a substantially smaller amount of energy that you’re likely to see your energy bills plummet – allowing you to direct this money elsewhere.
Functions and uses for LED lights:
For business owners who have multiple outdoor lighting applications such as parking areas, garages and walkways, LED lights can be the perfect solution – cutting the costs of lighting that can really mount up on the energy bills.
Indoor LEDs can be used with task lighting, ceiling and wall luminaires, trunking systems and many more options. One of the many benefits of using LED bulbs is that they can be made as small as 2mm which makes them an ideal option if you’ve got small spaces or spaces that are difficult to reach.
Investing in Solar Panels
The costs and savings:
Harnessing the power of the Australian sun is quick and easy, which means that solar panels work brilliantly in our climate year round. The additional benefit to your business is that they can reduce your electricity bill by 75%. That’s a significant saving particularly if you currently have big electricity bills due to requiring power for machinery, computers and lighting.
Imagine you’re paying around $1900 per month for your electricity before going solar. Once you have invested in solar panels, you could expect your bills to drop to under $500.
On top of this, your business may be able to claim government rebates and tax incentives so always ask us for the latest information on what further savings you can anticipate.
The cost of the installation of solar panels is often a concern for business owners who may be worried about how to incorporate it into current budgets. Remember that you are looking at the long term – once installed, maintenance costs will be minimal and your guarantee will mean that you won’t have to worry about the cost of replacing it if any problems arise.
The environment and your image:
With climate change as such an impending issue at the moment, we all need to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint and harmful emissions. Businesses are no exception. With the average home able to reduce its carbon emissions by over 1.5 tonnes, just imagine what your business could do.
As a business, you’ll also have the benefit of most of your energy usage being during daytime hours – meaning that you’re able to better harness the power from the sun.
Business owners are becoming more aware than ever of their responsibility to the environment – especially as this is something that consumers are starting to question more and more. Up to 40% of consumers specifically look to spend their money at socially responsible businesses which means using solar energy could really increase your customer reach.
As you can see, there are a whole variety of great reasons to invest in energy saving products – whether you’re a business owner or simply an energy consumer in your own home. Upfront and installation costs can be overwhelming but rest assured there are various forms of help from government incentives and rebates, to financial assessments of how your investment will pay off.
Whatever help you need, get in touch with Esena Energy to see how we can help you to navigate the best path for your business and help you do your part for the planet.