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Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Increasing your energy efficiency and cutting energy use adds to your bottom line. Electro Industries can help you do that with our power meters and smart grid technologies. Our products help provide revenue grade energy measurement, information on power quality and advanced telemetry data. Our power meters currently help staff in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, […]

What is Making My Energy Bill So High?

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Steps to Keep Heating Bills Under Control It is that dreaded time of the year again. With winter in full swing, chances are that you have noticed that you energy bills are getting a bit higher. The dread that comes with opening up that energy bill can be decreased by just following a few easy […]

Simple Steps to Cut Energy Costs at Home

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Electro Industries

How To Reduce Home Energy Costs It’s easy to save money on your electric bill. Here are some energy-saving steps that we recommend: 1. Switch To Energy Star Appliances: There are many types of energy star appliances available. Some examples of them are lights, washers and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Energy star is one of […]

Top 5 Electric Cars of 2017

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Are you looking into possibly going green next year with your vehicle? With 2017 coming to an end, let’s take a look back at what were called the top electric vehicles. These stats are based off of reports and reviews from caranddriver.com. Which are the best of 2017? Let’s do this from lowest rated to […]

Going Green In 5 Simple Steps

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Going Green It is possible to save money and go green at the same time. Some of the most important steps will help prevent climate change, and preserve the earth for future generations. Five of the most critical steps are explained below. 1. Conserving Energy If you simply adjust your thermostat by a few degrees […]

The Top 3 ways Electricity is Generated

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Electric energy is a form of energy based on the generation of electrical potential differences between two points, which allow establishing an electric current between the two. By appropriate transformation it is possible to obtain that such energy is shown in other final forms of direct use, in the form of light, movement or heat, […]

5 Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Business

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Looking to make your business more energy-efficient? Spend a little now and save a lot later by investing in these five low-cost upgrades. Programmable Thermostats: Purchasing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to cut power costs related to heating and cooling your property. You’ll be able to schedule your HVAC system to […]

9 Ways Your Business Can Promote Its Energy Savings

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Electro Industries

In today’s world, it’s crucial to show good corporate social responsibility. Is your agency charitable? Does your business care about the environment? Does your company save on energy consumption? These are all examples of different ways a business can show they are committed to the well-being of society. Electro Industries offers an array of products […]

4 Mistakes That Could Skyrocket Your Business’ Energy Bills

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Is your business spending too much money on energy? Probably. The good news is that you can achieve big savings by making relatively small changes. For starters, make sure you aren’t making one of these four mistakes, which could skyrocket your energy bill…   Poor Building Scheduling. Take a look at an hourly breakdown […]

Spring Clean Your Way to Energy Savings

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes, and it’s not just for appearances. Here are four ways that business owners can spring clean their way to energy savings: Air filters Dirty air filters are bad news. In fact, it is estimated that four out of every five HVAC-related breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. […]

How Does Spring Affect Energy Usage?

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Spring is in the air! As climates across the country transition from cold weather to more mild temperatures, business owners can expect changes on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at two major ways the spring season can impact your energy consumption:   Warmer Temperatures Spring signals the end of the winter months, […]

Top 5 Ways Shopping Malls Can Cut Energy Costs

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Take a look around any shopping mall and you will see an assortment of lights, escalators, electronic signage, charging stations, and other devices that consume more energy than you can imagine. It should come to as surprise that malls consume a ton of energy – up to 650 kWh per square meter each year. […]

Top 4 Myths About Energy Efficiency

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by Electro Industries

With the recent worldwide trend of going green, more and more sources are beginning to talk about energy efficiency. Unfortunately, what they say may not always be true. Here are four common myths and misconceptions about energy efficiency, and the facts behind them:   Myth: Energy efficiency is only for newer buildings. Fact: Older buildings […]

5 Hidden Ways Your Building Could Be Wasting Energy

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Did you know that up to 30% of your energy bill is wasted every month? Energy waste happens virtually everywhere, including many places you would never think to look. Here are five hidden ways your building could be wasting energy: 1. Air Loss If your facility is under-insulated, your money could be going out […]

3 Common Mistakes People Make With Energy Management Systems

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Energy management systems can offer many benefits to a business; including reduced operating expenses, decreased environmental impact, and marketing advantages. However, in order to reap these benefits, it is important that you avoid these costly mistakes… Mistake #1: Not having upper-level support. Energy management works best with a top-down approach, meaning you need the […]

3 Free Online Resources for Energy Managers

Posted on December 15th, 2016 by Electro Industries

  Being an energy manager is a tough job, but these three online resources can help make it a little bit easier:   ENERGY STAR Resource Library ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program dedicated to helping people and organizations save money through reduced energy consumption. Their online resource library offers a variety of free tools […]

6 Easy Changes to Make Older Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by Electro Industries

In a world that is constantly striving to “go green”, new buildings are designed from the ground up to be as energy-efficient as possible. Older facilities, however, were likely built with little-to-no consideration for energy usage. Fortunately, in these buildings there is nowhere to go but up in terms of efficiency. If you operate an […]

When it Comes to Energy Management, Set SMART Goals

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Setting goals is an underrated and difficult part of an energy manager’s job. Setting the right goals can lead your team to success, but goals which are unrealistic or too complex will only lead to failure and frustration. The key to setting good goals is setting SMART goals. A SMART goal is: Simple – When […]

3 Reasons Your Utility Bill May Be Inaccurate

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Electro Industries

In the world of business, mistakes happen. Unfortunately, these mistakes could be costing your company hundreds (or thousands) of dollars. One of these mistakes can potentially be found every month on your utility statement. Many of us blindly pay our energy bills each month; taking a look at how much we owe and cutting the […]

Electro Industries Shark® 270 Energy Meter Awarded Finalist

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Wednesday, November 16, 2016) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that its Shark® 270 highly featured revenue energy meter was declared a Finalist in the Energy Management category of Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year contest. The Product of the Year award recognizes outstanding design and utility for products released in 2016. Being named […]

5 Ways Businesses Can Lower Their Heating Costs This Winter

Posted on November 14th, 2016 by Electro Industries

As a business, the bottom line is always, well, your bottom line. Cutting back on any operating costs, no matter how small, directly translates to more money in your pocket. One significant business expense that is often overlooked during this time of the year is space heating. Here are a few ways you can trim […]

3 Operational Changes To Make Your Building More Energy-Efficient

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Electro Industries

  How energy-efficient is your business? The answer is “not energy efficient enough”. Even if you operate a LEED-certified building, there is always room for improvement. Making these three operational changes is a good place to start. 1. Optimize building scheduling. Take a close look at your building’s operation schedule. Does it match up with […]

5 Ways You Can Winterize Your Business

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by Electro Industries

  Winter is almost here, which means sky-high heating bills. While many companies will spend a small fortune to keep their facility warm this season, it doesn’t have to be that way. Just follow these five steps to winterize your business and save energy.   Seal Air Leaks Around Your Facility. If you have air leaks […]

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Energy Manager

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by Electro Industries

So, you’re an energy manager. But, are you the best energy manager you can possibly be? The energy management professionals at Electro Industries have created the quick five-step guide to help put you on the path to success… Step #1: Start with what’s easy. Starting your goal of saving money and energy doesn’t have to […]

The Low-Hanging Fruits of Energy Waste

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Managing the energy needs of a business is no small task, especially when you take into account that most facilities are extremely energy inefficient. If you are looking to reduce your energy usage, start with what’s easy – the low-hanging fruits of energy waste. Here are some examples of common mistakes and oversights that you […]

How Schools Can Cut Energy Costs for the Upcoming School Year

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Electro Industries

Did you know that educational facilities across the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy every year? With a little bit of effort and diligence, experts believe this number can be reduced by up to 20%. Here are a few ways you can get started. Use energy-efficient electronics An easy way to start […]

DIY Energy Audit Checklist for Your Business

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by Electro Industries

For any business looking to cut their energy costs, a professional energy audit is a great place to start. An energy audit assesses the energy needs of a particular building by using professional testing instruments to measure how efficient the facility is. Unfortunately, professional energy audits can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, making […]

4 of the Biggest Energy Expenses for Small Businesses

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Electro Industries

Depending on the type of company it is, small businesses can use energy in a variety of ways. While every business is different, these four functions tend to be among the biggest energy consumers for all companies, regardless of size or industry. Heating and Cooling Heating and cooling is the #1 energy expense in residential […]

Are You Getting Billed Fairly for Your Energy Consumption?

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Electro Industries

When you get your energy bill every month, what do you do? Most of us, business owners included, cut the check and don’t think about it again. But did you know you could be paying more than you should? It’s true. While all of us get billed for our energy usage, not all of us […]

4 Cost-Effective Ways to Lower Your Business’ Energy Expenses

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Business owners have to deal with several different costs on a monthly basis, including: employee wages, office rental costs, equipment purchases, raw materials, and more. One expense that can easily get overlooked in all of this is your energy costs. While not at the top of many business owners’ priority lists, the price of electricity, […]

3 Scheduling Mistakes That Are Killing Your Business’ Energy Efficiency

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Managing power consumption is no small task for business owners and property managers. Properly controlling your energy usage is key for minimizing costs, maximizing profit margin, and reducing your business’ impact on the environment. Unfortunately, many facilities make the same energy management mistakes that ultimately hurt their bottom line. It usually has to do with […]

Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Businesses

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Electro Industries

As a business owner, you know that there is always room for improvement. This is especially true when it comes to power consumption. Energy inefficiencies can be found in lighting, heating and cooling, manufacturing, and virtually everywhere else. Energy waste isn’t just bad for the environment, it’s bad for your bottom line. Making these five […]

How to Convert Your Submeter Data into Tangible Savings

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Electro Industries

So, you’ve heard about the many benefits of power monitoring and you’ve decided to give it a try. You got upper management on board, invested in energy meters and submeters, and had them professionally installed throughout your facility. Now what? Your meters have been hard at work collecting data, and you now have a wealth […]

Energy Management Systems: Do’s & Don’ts

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Investing in an energy management system (EMS) is a great way to reduce power consumption, improve profit margin, and lessen your business’ impact on the environment. In order to reap these benefits, it is important that you are properly using your EMS. Here are a couple of basic do’s and don’ts to help you out… […]

5 Building Features That Attract Corporate Tenants

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 by Electro Industries

If you are a commercial property owner, you know that finding quality tenants is no small task. Fortunately, there are certain building features that do a better job attracting tenants than others. Knowing these features and implementing them to your property gives you an advantage when it comes to finding and signing good tenants. Here […]

3 Usual Suspects of Wasted Energy

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Did you know that up to 75% of the energy produced in the United States is ultimately wasted? Some of this is due to inefficiencies in the generation process, but much of it caused by bad practices on the consumer’s end. Wasted energy doesn’t just hurt the environment, it costs you money. If you are […]

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