Growing concerns regarding climate change and carbon dioxide emissions, as well as increasing energy prices, means that it make sense for businesses to all implement a corporate-wide energy efficiency plan. This goes beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions and can definitely be an effective method for reducing business energy bills. To help save thousands of dollars on your business utility bills, following the six simple steps below. For more information speak to Josco’s Energy corp – they should be able to help
1. Switch over to using LED (light-emitting diode) or CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs.
Although these types of light bulbs are not cheap, over the long term they will definitely help you save money. Energy-efficient light bulbs will use as much as five times less energy compared to standard light bulbs and also use last longer. If the lights can be installed in high ceiling spaces that can be very useful since it will save you having to hire an electrician each time.
2. Stop leaving your computers on
Most people are aware that you should leave electronics on standby mode. However, when devices are on standby mode they still are using energy. The average household can save up to $100 by simply turning devices off when they are not being used. So just think how much money that could save your business.
3. Use air conditioning effectively
If your space is overheating do you use your air conditioner? It is not the ideal option. During the warmer months keep doors and windows open to enjoy the fresh air. The Carbon Trust reports that a 2 degree Celsius increase in your office’s temperature generates enough CO2 in one year to fill up a hot air balloon. Just a small change could make a significant difference!
4. Reduce your heating expenses
Hot water and heating can make up 60% of your total energy bill. During the colder months, be sure to not waste energy by setting a temperature control where it only operates at below 23 degrees Celsius. Adjusting your thermostat by even just 1 degree Celsius can cut your energy expenses by as much as 8%.
5. Allow employees to work from home
Whenever employees are working from home, they are not using any workplace energy. This can result in large scale savings if most employees work away from your office and no energy is being used to heat and light the office, or in smaller-scale energy savings when individual workstations are not being used.
It is essential to ensure that your employees are able to work as effectively and efficiently from home as they can from your office. Make sure to get a virtual private network (VPN) set up to allow them to connect to your work server securely, and have a reliable video conference or conference call service so you can hold meetings without anyone needing to physically be at the office.
6. Cut your business costs significantly
Take the opportunity to research the energy market. If you are searching for an easy solution for cutting costs, switch over to a different business energy process. For best results, try to do this research once a year.