Business Energy Saving Tips
Working in a cold office can have serious effects on the productivity of all your employees. However, you cannot just crank the heat since it will cause your energy bill to skyrocket. Keep these winter weather energy savings tips in mind to ensure that your business operates as efficiently as possible, helping to save money.
- Do not set your thermostat over 68 degrees while people are in the building. While some people may still think that it is too cold, keep in mind that you will not be able to please everyone. While the office is closed, turn the thermostat at least 10 degrees colder. Installing a programmable thermostat will make it much easier to ensure that your office is always at the right temperature.
- Replace all of the old, outdated fluorescent lights with new, incandescent light bulbs. Make sure all of the lights in your office are turned off when there is nobody in the room. Installing sensors will help to ensure that lights are not left on in empty rooms.
- Look for Energy Star rated equipment for all of your office equipment. Install “smart” power strips in all of the computers in your office. Smart power strips can sense when there are people in the office and when the office is empty and will turn off equipment when there is nobody around to help save energy.
- Try to avoid using large equipment during peak hours of the day, which is before 4 p.m. and after 7 p.m. so that you do not contribute to the energy rush hour.
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