Corporations and businesses throughout the country are making efforts to go green and increase their sustainability. As this trend continues, landscapers are beginning to switch to electric equipment. By taking steps to upgrade your lawn care company to electric equipment, you can support sustainability, save money, and increase customer satisfaction.
Perhaps the main benefit you will experience by upgrading to electric equipment is sustainability. Sustainability means that you can reduce the harm you are doing to the planet while saving money on expenses such as gas. Additionally, gas equipment comes with side effects such as fumes, harmful chemicals, and loud noises which are disturbing to clients as well as the operators. Noise caused by electric equipment is significantly reduced and is less disturbing to people and wildlife.
By making the decision to upgrade your lawn care company to electric equipment, you can save yourself money while making your services more accessible and less disturbing to clients.
Of course, when switching to new equipment, maintenance practices are going to change. This is something you should be prepared for before making the switch to electric equipment.
First and foremost, before you upgrade your lawn care company, you should be prepared to train your staff on the use of the new equipment. More often than not, electric equipment is very intuitive, so this process is not difficult.
Additionally, you should consider the implications that switching to electric equipment has on maintenance. Electric equipment is much more delicate than gas-powered equipment, so you may have to adjust your maintenance practices to avoid damaging your equipment.
Lastly, you should prepare yourself to deal with your equipment running out of power. While you will be saving on gas costs, the obvious drawback of electric equipment is that you may have to wait for it to charge at times. One solution to this that is being employed by some lawn care companies who have already made the switch, is to utilize solar panels on trailers which will allow you to charge equipment on-site if needed.
Upgrading your lawn care company to more modern technologies might also include taking advantage of software services which can help you save time and money in certain areas of your business.
For example, Obex billing offers landscapers the ability to easily manage their finances. Tasks such as billing customers, viewing monthly statements, and managing customer accounts are integrated into an easy-to-use service so that you can focus on delivering excellent service to your customers.
Software services are an excellent way to streamline your practice’s day-to-day operations.
Landscapers across the country are making the switch to electric equipment in order to promote sustainability and save money.
If you are interested in discussing the benefits of Obex billing services, feel free to contact us.