Mr. Electric - energy efficiency http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/525 en How Your Business Can Benefit From An Energy Audit http://www.33pulse.com/blog/how-your-business-can-benefit-from-an-energy-audit-1 <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>How Your Business Can Benefit From An Energy Audit</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_how_your_business_can_benefit_from_an_energy_auditrev_2.jpg?itok=mWCvtOHk" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_how_your_business_can_benefit_from_an_energy_auditrev_2.jpg?itok=mWCvtOHk" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Brad Roop</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:28am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>To audit or not to audit? This can be a simply answered question when you consider the array of benefits gained from an energy audit. The switch to more energy efficient solutions could really be a benefit for your business.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.33pulse.com/commercial-energy-savings-audits">What’s an energy audit?</a></h2> <p>An energy audit is an in-depth, outside to inside, room-by-room examination of your business’ current energy efficiency levels and usage practices. Taking this information and the level of savings you’d like to achieve into account, a customized plan can then be developed, focusing on cost-effective solutions for maximizing functionality and efficiency while minimizing your business’ energy usage and expenses. ??</p> <h2>What about those benefits?</h2> <h3>An energy audit can save you money.</h3> <p>A professional audit pays for itself, offering you the opportunity to discover the most effective ways to cut operating costs through energy efficient improvements. How much can it save? The average commercial building wastes thirty percent of its energy dollars, meaning an investment in efficiency can return, on average, $1.50 for every dollar invested. ?</p> <h3>An energy audit can improve health and safety.</h3> <p>By identifying and rectifying potentially dangerous problems, particularly in older buildings, auditors can detect possible health and safety risks such as carbon monoxide from improperly operating or improperly vented combustion equipment, radon leaks, and more.</p> <h3>An energy audit can increase comfort levels.</h3> <p>Improvements in insulation and air sealing reduce heat transfer, leading to a more stable, efficiently heated and cooling space. This increased comfort through an improved thermal envelope can lead to not only increased productivity, but also a reduction in utility costs for you.</p> <h3>Energy audits provide protection.</h3> <p>Energy audits not only protect the environment by reducing fossil fuel pollution, but also ensure a more secure energy future for everyone. Even addressing something as simple as lighting efficiency can net big results.</p> <h2>What does it cost?</h2> <p>Rebates, tax credits and other incentives may be available toward your energy audit in efforts to encourage reduced energy usage and the conservation of natural resources. Contact your local utility company to learn more about the opportunity for a free or reduced price energy audit for your business. The <a href="https://www.sba.gov/content/state-and-local-energy-efficiency-programs">U.S. Small Business Administration</a> (SBA) website also lists programs available to you, including grants and loans to assist your business in making energy efficient upgrades.</p> <h2>What else do I need to know?</h2> <p>To ensure a successful audit, it’s necessary to provide detailed building information, including function, floor plans, orientation, copies of past utility bills, an equipment list, notes on existing issues, updates you’d like to achieve, and more. Talk to a Mr. Electrical? service professional prior to your audit for details. Please click <a href="http://www.33pulse.com/commercial-energy-proposals"> here </a> to see example energy audits from our company.</p> <p>Promote the sustainability of your bottom line - and the planet - by contacting <a href="http://www.33pulse.com/schedule-appointment">Mr. Electric</a> to schedule your commercial energy audit today.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/how-your-business-can-benefit-from-an-energy-audit-1" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:28:55 +0000 Brad Roop 5569 at http://www.33pulse.com Time and Energy Saving Thanksgiving Gadgets http://www.33pulse.com/blog/time-and-energy-saving-thanksgiving-gadgets <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Time and Energy Saving Thanksgiving Gadgets</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicthanksgiving_0.jpg?itok=kzoiZVan" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicthanksgiving_0.jpg?itok=kzoiZVan" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:50pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>While it’s a festive time of year you spend celebrating with family and friends, Thanksgiving can be stressful and expensive, especially for the person in charge of cooking. There’s the unavoidable cost of ingredients, but even the process of cooking, baking, broiling and roasting pushes your energy bills sky high. Pursue these top five gadgets to make Thanksgiving cooking easier and more affordable this year.</p> <h2>Food Timers</h2> <p>They’re a lifesaver when it comes to cooking multiple dishes at once. Equip your kitchen with several digital timers and set them for precisely the right amount of time each food item needs to cook.</p> <p>To save energy and make cooking easier, put multiple dishes in the oven at once. As long as the temperature requirement varies by no more than 25 degrees, you’ll be fine. Set separate timers for each dish so they don’t end up over or undercooked.</p> <p>Also, if your oven doesn’t beep or buzz to let you know it’s preheated, set a timer for five to eight minutes when you turn the oven on. This reminder prevents you from forgetting to put the food in the preheated oven while you’re distracted preparing other dishes. Remember, you don’t need to preheat the oven for broiling or roasting.</p> <h2>Microwave</h2> <p>This is one of those gadgets you find in every kitchen, but it’s a more useful tool for preparing Thanksgiving dinner than you might imagine. Microwave ovens consume less than half the energy conventional ovens use. They also cook food faster, which saves time. Free up the oven and stovetop by cooking baked potatoes, reheating gravy and warming rolls in the microwave.</p> <h2>Countertop Convection or Roaster Oven</h2> <p>Having a second oven on hand lets you get more cooking done in less time, but if you aren’t lucky enough to have a double oven, you can invest in a countertop version. Small convection or roaster ovens use much less energy than their larger counterparts, but they’re still fully capable of cooking large food items.</p> <p>Convection ovens come in different sizes, so if you plan to cook your turkey inside, make sure you choose a large enough model. Smaller dimensions are still perfect for baked potatoes, casserole dishes and even cookies.</p> <p>Roaster ovens look more like slow cookers, which are perfect for buffet style serving and keeping dishes warm for hours at a time without overcooking them. They’re perfect for roasting a turkey, ham or chicken with moist, succulent results.</p> <h2>Food Processor</h2> <p>You’ve liking got a lot of slicing and dicing to do in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Use a food processor to speed up the process of chopping vegetables, grating cheese, crushing ice, chopping nuts and mixing pie crust ingredients. It may take more electricity to complete these tasks with a machine instead of doing them by hand, but with an energy-efficient food processor, the time and physical exertion you save are well worth it.</p> <h2>Digital Meat Thermometer</h2> <p>Not sure if your turkey is done? Even if the outside is golden brown, the inside might not be fully cooked. You can’t be sure without a meat thermometer. Choose a digital variety for an instant temperature reading after sticking the probe into the bird. An analog version takes longer to deliver a reading, and all the while the oven door is hanging open and losing heat. The minimum safe internal temperature for turkey is 165 degrees.</p> <p>Clearly, as long as you have the right kitchen gadgets, cooking a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to break the bank. Be sure to implement these tips from Mr. Electric? for the best results this upcoming holiday.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/time-and-energy-saving-thanksgiving-gadgets" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:48 +0000 Super User 5396 at http://www.33pulse.com Keep Energy Hogs at Bay Over the Holidays http://www.33pulse.com/blog/keep-energy-hogs-at-bay-over-the-holidays <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Keep Energy Hogs at Bay Over the Holidays</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicpowerhogs_0.jpg?itok=VWbmZ2RQ" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicpowerhogs_0.jpg?itok=VWbmZ2RQ" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:24pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Halloween is over, which means the holidays are officially here. The relatives will be on their way and you’ll be using your large appliances more often, causing your electric bill to look scary long after Halloween has ended. Don’t let the increase in relatives visiting and vampire electric devices drive up the electric bill.</p> <p>To keep the electric bill down, remember to only use the dishwasher when it is full. Running the dishwasher when it is only half full will amount to a lot more energy consumption.</p> <p>Because of an increase in laundry loads, items like washers and dryers are guilty of consuming more energy during the holidays, too. Washing clothes in cold water and setting the dryer on low heat will help in reducing the electric bill.</p> <p>Knowing when to say goodbye to your old system is another way to save on energy. Older appliances run up the electric bill. If you have an appliance that is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a newer, energy efficient model. ?????</p> <p>It is also a good idea to have all large household appliances connected to their own dedicated circuit. Too many large appliances operating at the same time on the same circuit can cause a blown fuse or a tripped breaker. A dedicated circuit for each large electrical household appliance will help keep this from happening.</p> <p>Lastly, don’t let your everyday electrical devices like laptops, cell phones or tablets get greedy and hog the power outlets. Only charge these items when they need it. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?</p> <p>You’ll have enough to worry about as the holidays set in. Take the electric bill off the list by doing these simple energy savings tips from Mr. Electric.</p> <div class="well well-sm"><em>This blog is made available by Mr. Electric for educational purposes only to give the reader general information and a general understanding on the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.</em></div> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/keep-energy-hogs-at-bay-over-the-holidays" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:24:56 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5358 at http://www.33pulse.com

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