Five Ways Small Businesses Can Save Time, Money and Energy

Reduce costs while reducing energy use.


As a small- or medium-sized business owner, powering your business probably falls to the bottom of your to-do list – until the power bill arrives or the power goes out.


We get it. Between increasing revenue, building customer loyalty and retaining employees, you have enough to think about. When you hit the light switch, you want the power to come on --reliably and affordably.


But what if you could improve business operations, reduce costs and connect with employees and customers who care about sustainability? You can - one step at a time.


  1. Start by letting us do the work for you. With a free energy assessment, one of our engineers will come to your business or talk online with you. After a brief walkthrough – usually less than an hour – you'll receive a customized report on actions that will offer the best return on investment for your business. For example, if you own a restaurant, you may want to start with ways to improve the efficiency of your refrigeration, kitchen equipment and air conditioning.


  2. Partner with an APS Trade Ally. Trade Allies have the training and knowledge to help your business navigate how to upgrade energy-efficient equipment and benefit from our rebates.


  3. Speaking of rebates, when you have to replace equipment, you might as well get the most for your money. We have a whole list of options. For example, if you’re updating lighting and lighting controls or cooling systems and controls, rebates can help make upgrades more affordable. In fact, utilizing rebates may boost your business case to get approval for a proposed upgrade.


  4. Often, paying the power bill is the cost of doing business – it’s automatic. But when was the last time you carefully reviewed your bill and service plan? Of course, your business may need a standard rate plan to operate smoothly. But it’s worth checking time-of-use plans to see if shifting usage to off-peak periods can allow you to run your business and save money, or if you qualify for custom rebates based on usage.


  5. Get more business benefits with this free resource: Going Green & Going Smart helps small businesses grow by educating owners on which sustainable practices are most effective over time and how to connect with customers who are interested in doing business with sustainable companies.


No matter what you choose, you have the power to manage your energy use. We’re here every step of the way to help your business thrive – while delivering the reliable, affordable energy you count on to power your business every day.


For a complete list of solutions for businesses, visit aps.com/s4b.

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