With record heatwaves, unprecedented flooding, and other natural disasters around the globe, there’s never been a better time to go green — even if you’re just implementing a few ideas on your own. However, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to become greener.  Even with a modest budget, you can use a few of these tips to do your part for a better tomorrow.

1. Switch to LED Light Bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are almost entirely a relic of the past, but CFL and halogen bulbs are still widely available. However, the emergency of LED bulbs has made even CFL and halogen bulbs seem inefficient.

If you replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, you stand to save 75% on your energy bill. Switch out halogens and CFL bulbs, and you can reduce your energy bill by about 40%. That’s quite a sizable amount of savings, and with LED bulbs lasting around 25 years, you don’t have to worry about replacing them anytime soon.

At 3Phases Renewables we work closely with every business to ensure you’re maximizing all the benefits going green has to offer.

2. Take Advantage of Federal and State Solar Tax Credits

Federal and state solar tax credits can make a sizable impact on the installation costs of solar power. Plus, installers and manufacturers are making solar panels more affordable than ever. Combine the two, and you can get low-cost green energy that’s every bit as good as power from the grid.

With a federal tax credit coupled with state incentives and utility company incentives, now is the time to upgrade to solar power.

3. Install a Heat Pump

Heat pumps are becoming more popular around the U.S. and with good reason. By installing a heat pump, you can heat and cool as effectively as you could with traditional air conditioners and furnaces, albeit at a fraction of the cost. Unlike forced air systems, heat pumps use heat energy to warm your home in the winter — but don’t worry — the process is simply reversed in the summer to provide cool air.

4. Conduct an Energy Audit

If you want to know where you can improve in terms of energy usage, an audit is a useful task. While you can always hire a professional to do an audit, a DIY approach is also effective. All you need to do is look for these things:

  • Locate and seal air leaks.
  • Inspect heating and cooling equipment.
  • Install insulation as necessary.
  • Make a vested effort to unplug appliances and electronics when not needed.
  • Use your energy bill to pinpoint areas of excess and where you can save.
  • Consider better ventilation.

Want To Take Your Green Energy to the Next Level? Hire a Green Energy Consultant

Even small steps can make a huge impact on your energy bill and your influence as a green-energy purveyor. If you decide to take a more vested leap into green energy or increase your budget, the next logical step is to hire our green energy consultants at 3Phases Renewables.

With the help of a green energy consultant, you can find the products and solutions that match your budget, goals, and desires for the future. And with years of experience in the industry, our consultants may cost a bit upfront, but the savings they provide in the future is immeasurable.

Contact us to discuss your business green energy goals.