Business costs can be reduced and profit increased by examining the energy usage. There are a number of ways to reduce energy costs. These tips will assist you in cleaning your way to energy savings.
Ensure that all office equipment is free from dust. Ensure that light bulbs and fixtures are clean as well. Microfiber clothes do best for this as they keep the dust on them instead of just spreading it around.
Air Ducts and Filters
Have the ventilation system professionally cleaned and ensure all filters are changed on a regular basis. A programmable thermostat will help to keep the temperatures adjusted higher or lower depending on the season when the office is empty. It is also important to have the unit serviced regularly to ensure it is properly functioning.
Ensure the coils on the refrigerator in the employee break room are clean.
Windows and Other Glass
Ensure that windows are clean to allow sunlight in and help with keeping the office warm and naturally lit.
Stop Air Leaks
Duct tape, specialty kits and weather stripping can help to keep air from leaking out and running up the bills for cooling and heating.
Change the direction of the ceiling fans to ensure they are circulating warm air in winter and cooling the air in the summer.
In addition to the cleaning of the office to lower energy bills you can have an energy audit conducted to tell you exactly where you are using the most energy. Once the audit is complete setting a specific goal for energy savings can help to keep you focused. Having employees actively participate in saving energy will help you to reach your goal faster. Implement these tips and you will watch your energy savings increase as the energy expenses decrease.