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Storm Alert

Weather forecasts are calling for heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, and the potential for flash flooding in Rhode Island today. National Grid is prepared and we urge you to be safe and ready, too. It is a good idea to always keep several working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries in your home. We also recommend charging mobile devices prior to the storm so you can stay connected in the event of a power outage.

A little preventive maintenance leads to a facility that works harder for your business. Find out how you can create a better work environment with these easy, low-cost tips.

  • Consider conducting a National Grid no-cost energy assessment to identify energy problem areas and discuss solutions.
  • Take a walk through your facility, during the day and after hours. Make note of wasteful patterns and opportunities for saving energy.
  • Review previous bills, which can reveal peak usage times and areas for improvement.
  • Consider adjusting start-up and power-down times for your systems to reduce energy usage during off-peak times. 
  • Get a timer to turn lights on and off each day and in rooms that aren’t in use. 
  • Conduct regular maintenance on building equipment, which can produce big financial savings and have a positive impact on the environment.
  • Consider formalizing a preventive maintenance program for your energy systems in order to track improvements.
  • Regularly check building equipment to ensure it is performing efficiently all year long. Heating and cooling equipment should be checked monthly.