Power Reducing Tips for your Business
Power Reducing Tips for your Business
Saving the environment and reducing your electricity costs can go hand in hand. Simply by following a few power reducing tips, you can save your business hundreds if not thousands of dollars per year on cheap electricity usage costs. Have a read through our Power Reducing Tips and start doing your part for the environment! [divider style=”hr-dotted”]
1. Use Energy Saving Features on all of your equipment.
Most printers, photocopiers, monitors all have Energy Saving Features built in. Imagine how much power you could save by actually utilising these features. Maybe you could even consider installing one of our Motion Detected Lighting systems for storage rooms or unoccupied server rooms.
2. Control your heating & cooling.
Did you know that you can save a substantial amount on your summer bill by just reducing your heating in winter by 1˚and increasing your cooling by 1˚ in Summer. Dont forget to close all of your doors, windows, curtains and blinds to keep your cool or warmth indoors. This allows your cooling and heating devices to stay on their energy saving modes for longer helping you cut down some costs.
3. Avoid Unnecessary Lighting!
Keep your skylights and windows clean. This will allow more light through which can reduce the amount you spend on lighting. If you only regularly work out of one room, switch the rest off and label your light switch’s so that your employees will only switch on the lights that they need. Consider switching to a more efficient option such as LED Lighting which can save you a considerable amount of money over the year.
4. Switch off your Computers!
Leaving your computer and monitor lef on all day can cost over $200.00 per year. Switching it off after use will conserve energy and reduce your utility bill. Sleep mode can save around 70% of the energy they consume when in full power mode. You could even consider installing seven-day timers to ensure your equipment such as printers, photocopiers and monitors are all turned off overnight and on weekends.
5. Get your staff involved in Saving Power.
Create an energy efficient work culture where saving energy will result in bonuses and prizes. This will help get everyone on board with saving power and will also help you nurture a greater relationship with your employees. Spend what your saving on your employees, its better for business, better for you and better for the environment.
If your Air Conditioner or heater is not working at maximum efficiency consider upgrading as it could be costing you more due to the need of extra unnecessary power chewed up by the inefficient out dated air-con. You can save up to 40% by replacing Air-Con’s & Heaters that are more than 10 years old.
7. Invest Well, when purchasing new office equipment.
When its time to upgrade your Computers, Monitors, Printers, Fax Machines and Photocopiers, consider Energy Star © appliances that power down after inactivity. Laserjet Printers use up to 90% more power thank inkjet printers, if a Laserjet is a must consider purchasing the highest energy rated printer you can possibly find. The More Star’s the Better!
8. Make sure your equipment & systems are well maintained.
A properly maintained heating and cooling system should work more efficiently than one that is not maintained. This should save energy and running costs.
9. Consider Switching to LED Lighting.
If you have a number of down lights in your office or building consider switching these to LED’s. Led’s will last you a number of years without replacement and can save you substantial amounts of energy. Consider switching Fluorescent bulbs to LED’s also.
10. Hot Water Saving.
Consider installing water saving devices to your taps and hose fittings. Electronic Sensors on bathrooms and low-flow nozzles on hot water taps will save you heating costs. Also try insulating your heating pipes to reduce heat loss and save water so you dont need to run the tap till the hot water comes through.