Energy Savings for Your Business

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Locally owned businesses are the backbone of our community. With fall here, now is the perfect time to make sure your building is equipped for maximum energy savings.

  • LED lighting for your business allows you to maintain your preferred brightness levels while keeping energy costs low. Don’t forget about your outdoor lighting options and timers for automatic, overnight shutoff.
  • Check any refrigeration to ensure it is running optimally and keeping items cool without setting the thermostat lower than necessary. Keep up with regular maintenance and appropriate refrigerant charge to ensure safe, longer-lasting inventory.
  • Electric motor-driven systems account for about 25% of all commercial energy use. For larger operations, variable-speed drives may be helpful in optimizing your energy consumption.
  • Unplug all unnecessary or unused appliances and electronic equipment. Many of these devices continue to draw power even when they are turned off. Advanced power strips are a smart, low-cost upgrade.
  • Make sure your HVAC system is sized correctly for your business space. If it is not, this could lead to inefficient operation or insufficient cooling. Benton REA’s energy advisers can help you evaluate your existing system.

These tips can help you lower your energy use while keeping your operations humming.

Benton REA knows your bottom line is important when making business operations decisions. If these or other energy-saving adjustments require purchases, contact us to learn about our custom commercial, industrial and ag rebates.

As your local electric cooperative, we would be happy to come to your office, warehouse or storefront to make sure you’re maximizing every dollar. Contact the energy experts at Benton REA at 509-786-8265 or email

Commercial and Industrial Rebates:

  • Retrofit and new construction
  • Lighting projects
  • Variable-speed motors
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Connected thermostats
  • Variable-frequency drives
  • Insulation
  • Windows

Agricultural Equipment Rebates:

  • Variable frequency drives
  • Irrigation pump testing and system analysis
  • Irrigation system conversions
  • Irrigation hardware
  • Sprinkler package replacements
  • Freeze-resistant stock water tanks and fountains
  • Thermostatically controlled outlets
  • Thermostatically controlled stock tanks
  • Transformer de-energization
  • LED lighting
  • Vacuum milking pump
  • Efficient pump upgrades
  • Heat recovery and plate coolers


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