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If you are not happy with the energy efficiency of your business, then now is the best time for you to make a change. Here are some steps that will help you to do that quickly and efficiently.
Switch off Equipment
You have to make sure that you switch off or unplug any equipment at the end of the day. This includes vending machines, microwaves and even printers. You’d be surprised at how much energy this can use up overnight, and this is especially the case if you don’t have a sleep or hibernation setting enabled. It’s important to turn off any lights too, as this will also be adding a huge amount to your energy bill. If you want to really help yourself to save energy, then it’s always a good idea for you to install some motion sensors or even timers. This will help you to ensure your lights are never turned on when they are not in use.
Turn down the Heating
You should never make the workplace too cold for your staff or even for your customers. That being said, sometimes a one-degree reduction can save up to 10% on your heating bills. If you want to make sure that you save even more then consider turning down the heating when nobody is in. It doesn’t matter if you have the best gas rates in the entire country because if you are heating a building when nobody is in then you really are throwing money down the drain. If you want to stop this from happening, you may want to think about getting a programmable thermostat or investing in spray foam insulation so the temperature doesn’t drop too much.
Move your Office Furniture
If you have a large desk in front of the radiator then this will stop heat from being able to circulate the room. If you want to stop this then consider moving your furniture away from the
heat source. Eliminating any draught is also a must-do because this can cool your room down significantly and it will also cause you to waste more energy than required.
Natural light is free. For this reason, you need to make sure that you focus on using it as much as possible. Open up your blinds and also make sure that your windows and even your skylights are kept clean too. This will help even more natural light to come flooding into your office space and you may even find that your business energy bills are lower as a result.
Replace your Old Equipment
Old equipment can easily burn way more energy than required. This is because the appliances themselves are not energy efficient. If you want to stop this then do your research and always make sure that you invest in new technology where possible. It also helps to check the energy rating of the appliance before you buy because for a slight price increase, you may be able to save yourself a small fortune in the long-run.
So there are many things that you can do to stop your business from burning money, and by following these top tips you can also be greener as a result.