Did you know? There are many factors that drive energy use in a business. Here are the 4 key factors that will determine how high or low its energy bill may be.

1 – Usage
Did you remember to turn off the lights? The primary factor that impacts your monthly electric bill is usage – the amount of energy used during a billing cycle.

2 – Days Billed
Fewer days in the monthly billing cycle typically results in a lower energy bill, compared to a billing cycle with more days. Your bill provides this detail. 

3 – Weather
A couple of days of extreme weather – hot or cold – can make heating and cooling equipment run longer, increasing energy use.

4 – Changes at the office
More people at work often means more lights are turned on and more equipment is being used, or you may even adjust the thermostat to make more people comfortable.

So, next time your bill comes, take a few minutes to consider the impact these factors may be having on your bottom line.

Need help to save?  DTE offers a FREE Business Energy Consultation. A DTE specialist will come to your business to provide a personalized Business Energy Profile that shows you where your business uses the most energy and identifies ways to save. To schedule, call 855.234.7335 or go online.

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