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Energy Efficiency Tips

Implement the energy-saving tips below and check out our energy-efficiency checklist to help make your facility more energy efficient, saving money and energy.

Heating and cooling

  • Choose the right HVAC equipment for your operation’s needs. Don't oversize HVAC equipment; choose high-efficiency models. Too large a unit wastes energy, and too small a unit can't do the job.
  • Perform regular maintenance of your HVAC equipment. Replace or clean filters and coils and have an experienced professional tune up your equipment on a regular basis.
  • Use window coverings to your advantage: close them to keep out the winter cold on cloudy days; and open them for free heat on sunny days.
  • Eliminate heating and cooling system use in vestibules to create an airlock against outside temperatures.

General office equipment

  • Turn office equipment "off" when not in use.
  • Control the run time of equipment with automatic controls or occupancy sensors. Use energy-efficient office equipment that can enter a low-power "sleep" mode and awaken automatically when needed again.

Lighting

  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents and consider high-intensity discharge (HID) light.

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 What's New

Natural gas for your business
When you choose natural gas for your operation’s facilities and transportation, you not only save energy, you can also save money for years to come.


Savings
Natural gas costs about half as much as other fuels and is the best choice for your budget. It’s simply a better value, especially when considering the efficiency of the equipment. 

 

Comfort
With reliable natural gas service, there’s no need to worry about surprise power outages that may create disruptions. Natural gas equipment is available for nearly every application with a wide range of benefits.

 

Environment
Natural gas is the right choice for a cleaner tomorrow. As a primary fuel that can be used in its natural state rather than undergoing a pollution-producing, energy-wasting conversion process, natural gas leaves about half the carbon footprint than electricity. 

 

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 Gas is Better

Save with rebates
Save on some of the hardest working equipment in your operation when you take advantage of energy efficiency rebates from CenterPoint Energy. Save on boilers, boiler system components, water heaters, and heating systems.

 

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Why is natural gas the preferred fuel?

  • Affordable: Costs less to use than electricity, propane and heating oil. 
  • Performance: Enhances a homeowner’s lifestyle with warmer heat, more hot water, precise cooking and great amenities like a natural gas fireplace. 
  • Better for the environment: Can lower a home’s carbon footprint by more than half compared to electric appliances. 
  • Good for the economy: The natural gas industry employs nearly three million Americans, providing a boost to the economy.  
  • Efficient: Many natural gas appliances meet green building guidelines and carry the ENERGY STAR rating.

Learn more at CenterPointEnergy.com/GasIsBetter 

 Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas is one of the safest, most reliable fuels available. And, CenterPoint Energy’s highest priority is the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas.

 

Learn more about all the ways to stay safe around natural gas. You’ll find information on natural gas leaks, safe digging, pipeline safety, weather emergencies and more.
 
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