As temperatures heat up, it’s important for businesses to explore ways to save on their energy bills. Fortunately, APS offers a whole suite of services and programs to help businesses manage energy usage.
“Small business owners are still trying to catch up from the pandemic and now they’re dealing with inflation,” said Trevor Swanson, Energy Innovation Advisor for APS. “Whether it’s an energy assessment, rebate or special program, there are countless ways for small businesses to save on their monthly energy bills.”
If you are in one of our major business sectors – such as education, hospitality, patient care, restaurants, or retail – your first stop might be the APS Energy Savings Advice page with guides on no-cost or low-cost tips to save energy tailored to specific industries. This page also has information on new energy technologies that can provide greater efficiency and lower maintenance cost.
If you aren’t sure how energy efficient your building is, you can take part in a free APS energy assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities and potential rebates for qualifying businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations. To find out if your facility qualifies, you can complete this online form and APS will contact you with more details.
APS also offers this quick guide for energy-efficiency rebates ranging from HVAC units to LED lightbulbs. Some rebates are available, while others require a pre-application to access.
Finally, the Going Green and Going Smart program is a free, on-demand certificate program that identifies ways businesses can save money on their electric bills by leveraging industry knowledge and best businesses practices.
Designed with smaller brick-and-mortar locations in mind – such as restaurants, offices, stores or warehouses – it teaches businesses how to conduct an energy audit and develop a sustainability plan. Going beyond that, however, it also shows how businesses can use their new energy efficiency to attract new customers.
For a complete list of business energy solutions, visit aps.com/s4b.
Many small and mid-size businesses – vital to our region’s economic health – find themselves strapped for time, money, and resources right now. We are grateful that APS is dedicated to helping our local businesses thrive by managing their energy wisely with plans tailored to fit their unique needs.