If you’re a business owner, or if you’re the person in charge of finances for a business, you probably have some idea about how much your company spends on energy bills each year. If you’re like most businesses out there, you also probably know that you’re spending a fortune on energy bills when that money could be used in lots of other places instead. With that said, here are a few gadgets you’ll want to incorporate into your workplace right away – after all, their job is to help your job save money!
Smart Thermostat: unlike most thermostats on the market that only record temperatures in the physical room they are located in, the good smart thermostats sense the temperature in other rooms to keep the entire building more comfortable. With that said, smart thermostats only kick on when they’re needed and they do so automatically so you don’t have to remember to turn them up or down manually.
On/Off Outlets: rather than equipping your office with standard outlets that draw some energy at all times, smart on/off outlets let you control internal power outlets individually via smartphone app. With certain models, you can even control Amazon’s Echo or Logitech’s Harmony devices.
Smart Lighting: if you haven’t switched over to LED light bulbs, that is a must! But you can take it a step further and switch to a smart lighting system that can be controlled via mobile app. Under normal office conditions, smart bulbs will last 10+ years so most businesses are saying it’s well worth the investment.
Energy-Efficient Printer: some businesses have already made the move over to “print-free” environments, but not all have jumped aboard. If you still print on the regular, an energy-efficient printer is vital. Some models reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.
Kitchen Appliances: most offices these days have rather elaborate break rooms or kitchens. If you’re still using old appliances, do yourself a favor and make the switch over to Energy Star-rated products. This includes everything from the fridge to the toaster oven, to the coffee machine and everything in between!
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