Owning or managing a business is tough work. At Delta Electrical, we are a locally-owned business and we understand everything that goes into it. One of the things that we like to help our customers with is becoming more energy-efficient. We want to help you save on your energy bills by doing small things like upgrading your building or facility to energy-efficient lighting. When you are spending less on your electrical bill, you can be putting more of your money back into your business to help it grow.
In this blog post, the commercial electricians at Delta Electrical offer you some energy saving tips for your business.Continue reading to learn more about how to save your business money and when you are ready to upgrade your workplace to energy-efficient lighting or need any other electrical work done, large or small, contact Delta Electrical.
Change to Energy-Efficient Lights
A good portion of energy bills are based upon a company’s use of lights, especially if you have a large space with a lot of lighting. If you aren’t already using energy-efficient bulbs, now is the time to switch. While the bulbs do have a higher upfront cost, the amount of money you’ll save on your energy bill will be well worth it.
Use Power Management Features on Computers
Computers are equipped with power management features. To benefit from them, you must make sure that you are using them. All of your computers should be set to go into a low energy, sleep mode after a certain amount of time of inactivity. Whether you set that for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or more, you are sure to save some money, especially if all of your computers are not in constant use.
Use Motion Detectors for Lights
Some areas do not necessarily need to be lit all the time such as the break room, bathrooms, and supply closets. However, in many office buildings those lights remain on during the entirety of the work day. Equipping your lights with motion detectors in lower use areas means they will turn on when you need them, but won’t be unnecessarily wasting electricity.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
It is most likely that your business has a programmable thermostat, if not, one can be easily installed. It’s imperative that you are using it properly. The heat or air conditioning does not need to be running on full blast if no one is in the building. You can set your thermostat to turn on, off, up, or down by the time of day or even the day of the week, so you’re not paying for extra electricity. You can even set your thermostat to turn up or on about an hour before your arrival to ensure that your business is comfortable for you, your employees, and your customers or clients.
Weatherize Your Windows and Doors
You want to make sure that the outside weather is not making its way into your office building. If your windows or doors have cracks or openings around them, your HVAC system will have to work harder to keep the temperature set on your thermostat, which costs you more money.
Unplug Equipment Not in Use
Even in sleep mode, computers and other equipment still use some electricity. If you have equipment that is rarely used or can be turned off at night or over the weekend, ensure that you are doing that. There is no reason to be paying to run equipment that you are not using.
Use Energy Efficient Office Equipment
All kinds of energy-efficient office equipment is available. From computers and printers to the refrigerator and microwave in the break room, ensure that they are all energy-efficient to help lower your energy bills. Investing in replacing older equipment now can help you save money for years to come.
For More Tips Contact Your Commercial Electrician
At Delta Electrical in Jackson, we understand that running a business comes with quite a few expenses, such as your electric bill, and if you can lower that expense you’ll have more money to spend on the things that will help your business grow and thrive.
If you want to make your business more energy-efficient by upgrading your lighting or need any other electrical work, contact Delta Electrical today.