Newark, N.J. (PRESS RELEASE – January 5, 2010) — PSE&G knows that small business owners face unique challenges, especially in a difficult economy. The utility offers tips for managing energy usage and controlling costs.
Some ideas to consider:
* Install occupancy sensors to control bathroom lighting and fans.
* Install occupancy sensors to control lighting in offices, conference rooms, break rooms, copier/ printer rooms.
* Replace general area lighting with task lighting.
* Replace all incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent fixtures.
* Replace or retrofit all outdated T-12 fluorescent fixtures.
* Replace old water heaters with on-demand, tankless systems.
* Repair leaking hot water faucets.
* Replace old industrial unit heaters with gas-fired infrared heaters.
* Install a setback thermostat. Set for 8 degrees above occupied cooling temperature and 8 degrees below occupied heating temperature during off hours.
* Install Vending Misers on refrigerated beverage vending machines.
Even small steps can save:
* Turn off lights when leaving a room.
* Dim lights in areas lit by sunny windows.
* Turn off PCs at the end of the day.
* Use printer and copier energy saving modes.
* Lower occupied heat settings to 68 degrees.
* Raise occupied cooling settings to 74 degrees.
For more energy-saving tips, visit www.pseg.com/saveenergy
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE: PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).