By making a few simple changes, businesses can cut their energy usage by as much as 20%. Best of all, these changes either cost very little or cost nothing at all. A minor investment in energy-saving tools, technology, and techniques can have a big payoff for businesses.
Our goal is to help all of our commercial clients use energy more efficiently. To that end, we have put together a number of tips that are designed to help your company lower its energy expenses while at the same time improving sustainability.
The section below outlines some simple strategies that you can use to cut your energy usage. We also have officers available who can help you reduce the amount of energy that you use for everything from heating to lighting. Our experts can help you put together an effective plan for your business that will allow you to dramatically cut back on the amount of energy that you use.
Tips For How Small And Medium-Sized Businesses Can Save Energy
According to Josco Energy you should consider using motion sensors throughout your building to automatically turn off the lights in rooms that are not currently occupied. Motion sensors are particularly effective when they are used in restrooms, conference rooms, closets, or other spaces that are not continuously occupied.
During the day, try to use natural light as much as possible, turning off the lights if there is enough light coming in through the windows.
If you have the budget for it, consider investing in retrofit lamps. Alternatively, you can also make a larger investment in a full lighting refit. Although it costs a little bit more, it can result in dramatic energy savings, allowing you to recoup the cost relatively quickly.
Switch your current light bulbs out for energy-saving bulbs. If you have lights that use fluorescent tubes, replace them with slim-line tubes.
Check your electronic devices to make sure that any energy-saving features are turned on. Consider using timers to automatically turn off devices at the end of the day or over the weekend. Avoid leaving phone chargers or laptop chargers plugged in all of the time to keep them from drawing energy when they are not being used.
Assign the task of controlling the heat to a single person rather than allowing employees to adjust the thermostat on their own.
Depending on the size of your business, you may want to consider choosing someone to act as the lead in regards to your company’s energy usage. You may even want to put together a heating policy that lets employees know how warm or cool the building will be at specific times so that they can dress appropriately.
As a general rule of thumb, you should set your air conditioner to a temperature setting that falls somewhere in the 19 to 24°C range. This is cool enough to be comfortable but not so cool that the air conditioner has to run constantly.
Similarly, if you have a refrigerator in your workplace, avoid setting the temperature too low. Vending machines and beverage machines should be shut off at night or during the weekends when no one is around.
Finally, consider investing in a hot water dispenser rather than using a kettle to heat water.
Feel free to reach out to us for more energy-saving ideas. Our goal is to help you save as much energy as possible with your business, lowering your costs while at the same time doing something good for the environment.