Energy saving tips to help you cut business costs
Electricity and gas bills are two of the biggest expenses businesses incur. As a business owner, you should be keen to find out how you can monitor and review your company’s energy efficiency to reduce costs. Here are a few energy-saving tips that will help you save money.
Arrange for an energy audit
Energy audits offer insight into how your company uses energy, helping you identify any areas of waste. Most utility companies offer free audits, but you can also get them done by independent companies.
Purchase energy-efficient equipment
If you have old appliances, you should consider replacing them with new and improved versions. When buying office equipment, check to see if they are energy star rated. Electronics with a higher rating use less energy to operate and will save you more money in the long run.
Get energy-efficient bulbs
Energy-efficient bulbs such as LED and CFL bulbs use up to five times less energy than fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. They also last longer and require minimal maintenance. Although these bulbs don’t come cheap, they will help save you money in the long run.
Turn off lights when not in use
While this may seem obvious, many of us forget to turn off the lights in bathrooms, conference rooms, break rooms, etc., even when these spaces are not being used. If you always forget to switch off lights, consider getting motion sensor lights to ensure that the lights are only turned on when needed and are turned off when they are not.
Control the heating
Reducing heating temperatures in the winter by as little as one degree can help to lower your heating costs by up to 8%. Therefore, carefully look into how you use heating and what you can do to cut costs. One way to do this is to set a temperature control that only operates when temperatures fall below 23 degrees.
Maintain your equipment
Regular cleaning and maintenance keep your equipment operating efficiently at all times. Arrange for planned maintenance once a year, or more often, on all your utilities and systems to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks.
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