We’ve talked before about saving electricity at home, but what about in the office? You’re at your place of work just as much, if not more, than at home, and your business can waste a lot of power just like your household can. Learn more about how to change some of your habits in order to cut back on this wasteful use!
Simple Ways to Start Saving Electricity in the Office
“Because you can’t really expect customers to turn the lights off when they leave a room, finding ways to cut back on electricity in the business is hard without sacrificing the comfort of your employees or customers to some degree.” It’s possible, though, of course, to find ways to manage it without making anyone uncomfortable.
For example, if you haven’t already switched the bulbs in your workplace’s fixtures to LEDs, then this is the first step that you have to take. You’ll be shocked at how big of a difference in savings that this makes. Next, installing motion sensors for lights in less-trafficked areas is a good idea in order to save in spaces that aren’t always in use. This way, not every single room has to be lit from 9-5 (or longer).
Your HVAC system can also do a lot of ‘damage,’ but if you “set the air conditioner to cool the air to a set temperature and not just run at full power the entire day,” then you’ll be saving electricity, big time. Also, raising the temperature at times when no one is in the building, such as overnight, is a good way to alleviate the power bills.
Finally, utilize power strips for your electronics. They save a lot of power easily since you can switch them off at the end of the day rather than having to unplug everything and then plug it back in later. These are just a few of the ways that you can more easily manage your power consumption at work.
If you need an electrician who can handle this and any other jobs, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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