Illuminations From PlotWatt

How Can I Save Money on My Business Electric Bill?

Posted by Thomas Tuttle

Congratulations!

You‘ve answered the question, "How can I save money on my business electric bill?" by enrolling some of your quick-service restaurant locations with PlotWatt.
You can hardly wait to see how much you're saving, so you find the electric bill for the same month last year in order to do a quick analysis of your year-over-year savings; after all, that's really the best way to calculate it, right? Wrong.

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November 10, 2015

3 Rules of Thumb for Outdoor LED Lights for Quick Service Restaurants

Posted by Marco Loeffke
Note: Quick-service restaurant owners can get answers to their questions about LED lights at PlotWatt's Ask the Energy Analyst event, live online next Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. ET. Register now.

 

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October 21, 2015

3 Rules of Thumb for Indoor LED Lights in Quick Service Restaurants

Posted by Marco Loeffke

One of the questions we get asked a lot by our quick service restaurant customers is:

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October 14, 2015

Sample - How To Post-2

                                                                           

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October 06, 2015

Sample - How To Post


INTRODUCTION:

Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps.

Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on this topic. And make sure to end your blog post with a summary of what your reader will gain by following your lead.

Need some inspiration? Check out these "How-To" examples from the HubSpot blog:

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July 15, 2015

Maintenance Detection: The Case of the Broken Freezer

Posted by Camilla Wells

A few weeks ago, we let you know about one of our services -- helping your business detect when appliances have broken or are about to break. Recently, we’ve seen this feature of PlotWatt’s software in action. Since PlotWatt’s team of algorithm developers has worked hard to perfect the detection of malfunctioning appliances, it has been exciting for us -- and quite useful for our customers -- to see this feature in action.

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September 27, 2013

Biweekly Article Roundup

Posted by Camilla Wells

As a follow up to our article from a couple of weeks ago on the White House’s efforts to increase energy efficiency for businesses, check out this detailed view of the administration’s plans to combat climate change. Restaurants are not left out of Obama’s plans -- proposed efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration could lower energy bills across the country by as much as $4 billion.

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September 20, 2013

Biweekly Article Round-Up

Posted by Camilla Wells

Look forward to our upcoming biweekly article round-up! Keep abreast of the current events in the exciting world of QSR and energy savings.

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September 05, 2013

Why Pay More for Energy Management?

Posted by Camilla Wells

As a QSR owner, you’ve probably seen your fair share of energy management systems. The folks at energy management companies love to pitch to QSR owners over and over again about how much money they can save by switching to a more sophisticated control system. One topic that’s always included in these pitches is HVAC control. Whether it’s a sophisticated fully automated control system, a “smart” thermostat with two way communication capability, or a variable speed air handler, they all promise significant overall energy savings.

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August 21, 2013

PlotWatt 101 for QSRs: Detecting Breaking and Broken Appliances

Posted by Camilla Wells

Imagine a world where you can predict the future – the future of your store’s appliances, that is. As a QSR owner, the state of your appliances probably weighs heavy on your mind – after all, large appliances are the workhorses of the QSR world, and breakdowns slow your business to a crawl. PlotWatt knows you worry, and we’ve developed tools that can make those worries disappear.

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August 16, 2013