Automotive electrical repair workshops use considerably less energy amongst the automotive industry with lighting, air compressor and heating ventilation and air conditioning being the major contributors. An audit of automotive electrical repair workshops identified that an average automotive electrical repair workshop uses 84,890 kWh of electricity per year. That is an average cost of $11,840, almost half the industry’s average.

The considerable difference doesn’t mean that more can’t be done. There is always energy saving opportunities that can be made, which could potentially further save businesses hundreds of dollars.

Quick tips to manage your major energy contributors:


  • Install timers and sensors on your lighting
  • Regularly clean skylights
  • Display signs to remind workers to switch off the lights.


  • Reset your thermostats
  • Program HVAC controllers to match operating hours
  • Draught proof doors and windows


  • Ensure regular maintenance and check for leaks
  • Purchase an air compressor that is the right size for your business needs
  • Turn the air compressor off when not required or install a timed switch

To access the automotive electrical repairer fact sheet for more information and recommendations click here.