Companies everywhere are looking for ways to be more energy efficient. Some enact energy-saving policies to save money. Others are looking to create sustainability programs and help the environment. Regardless of your reason, reducing your energy usage is a good idea.
As your company looks to use energy more efficiently, below are some top tips to consider:
One of the simplest and most obvious ways to be more energy efficient is to cut down on unnecessary uses of electricity. Make sure to turn off all energy-using devices – lights, fans, televisions and computers – when they are not in use. To take it a step further, install occupancy sensors to turn lights on and off automatically when someone enters or leaves a room.
Another good practice, particularly in warm climates like Florida, is to manage the temperature of the air conditioning when no one is going to be in the facility for an extended period. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units are often the largest energy users for a business, so just a few degrees in temperature here and there can really save a lot.
Another great way to use energy more efficiently is to invest in new technology. New computers, TV’s and other devices have all been designed with energy efficiency in mind. Investing in new technology can be expensive, but it will save you energy costs in the long run. The same is true for lower output light bulbs and Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures that are high in performance and high in energy savings.
Ensuring all windows and air ducts are sealed is also crucial for energy efficiency. Small drafts or air leaks within the facility can result in a substantial lost in heating and cooling costs. Make sure to have proper air sealing to help the planet and your wallet.
If you’re looking to increase your facility’s energy efficiency, MaintenX can help. To learn more about how we can help your home or business through our maintenance services, please call us at 855-751- 0075.