Using electricity efficiently is a critical factor in shrinking your energy bill. This may mean investing in new technology, or it can be as simple as changing daily behaviours. To help your business save on costs, we can provide an energy efficiency assessment on your site to reduce your energy usage.
Here are some of the areas where we work with you to identify smarter technology and usage to provide immediate cost savings.
Old-fashioned lighting appliances are inefficient and cost a lot of money to run. Depending on the type of business you have, your lighting may make up an average of 20% of your total energy bill. Thankfully, through our energy efficiency assessments, Leading Edge Energy can offer comprehensive advice on the different types of lighting solutions that can save you up to 90% of your lighting costs.
To help you achieve that, we schedule an energy efficiency assessment that looks into the lighting needs of your business, such as how long bulbs will be turned on, and then recommend the right type of bulbs for your purpose. Our suggestions will not only give you the best cost-benefit over time in consumption but last longer as well.
We also look into factors such as ambient, specialised lighting and dimmable bulbs. This means that we can recommend a variety of bulbs like halogen or LED lamps, or even switches for controlling brightness. This way, you can save without sacrificing your needs or aesthetics.
Power Quality Upgrades
This is where it gets somewhat complex, but rest assured the energy experts at Leading Edge Energy understand energy and power inside out so we can navigate these technical areas to help you save on energy consumption and costs.
Power factor correction
Apparent Power is the power the network sees while Real Power is the power used on site. Ideally, these figures should be matched to signify that energy is being supplied adequately. If not, the Power Factor, or the difference between Real Power and Apparent Power, has to be determined.
Once we know the Power Factor, we can correct it by installing capacitors as needed to operate various appliances efficiently and reduce electricity charges by up to 10%.