Energy Tips for Business

There are plenty of ways to reduce energy use and, consequently, save money. Some are free, others require an investment. But don't forget, NV Energy also offers incentive programs to help offset the costs of some energy upgrades. Learn more about our incentives here.

These simple steps don't cost a thing, but can potentially save you 10 to 25% on your monthly energy bill.
  • Keep the thermostat at 78-80 degrees when people are in the building, 85 degrees at night and on weekends during the cooling season. In the heating season, keep the temperature at 68 degrees when people occupy the building, 55-60 degrees at night and on weekends.
  • Turn down the water heater to 120 degrees.
  • Make sure equipment is turned off overnight and weekends. Use the energy saving feature on printers, monitors, copiers, and computers if the option is available.
  • Make sure that bulbs, fixtures, lenses, lamps and reflective surfaces are cleaned regularly. By removing grease, dust and other dirt, you can increase the output of your lights.
  • Allow your workers to wear comfortable clothing during hot weather. It makes little sense to keep a room cold enough that workers must wear suits and coats.
  • Make double-sided copies whenever possible.
  • Make sure outdoor lighting is turned off during the day.
  • Remove under desk space heaters.
  • To save energy, keep exterior and freight doors closed as much as possible.