Saving energy in the office workplace is important. Not only is it beneficial for the environment, it can also save you a lot of money.
Scarily high utility bills can often be a huge headache for company owners. With a large number of computers and lights needing to be on all at the same time, a lot of business owners are left wondering what they can actually do to lower their energy consumption.
As commercial electrical contractors in Liverpool, we can actually think of a number of ways to effectively conserve energy in your work place. Let us talk you through some of our most essential tips.
Always Turn off Lights
Although it sounds obvious, you’ll be surprised about the number of lights that accidently get left on within a workplace. If a room isn’t in use, there is absolutely no need for the light to be on in there. The same applies to bathrooms – turn the lights on and off as you enter and leave. If your employees are forgetting to turn lights off in your company, it might be worth leaving signs to remind people. You can save hundreds of pounds a month by remembering to turn lights off in the evening and at weekends.
Replace Your Lights for Energy Saving Lighting
If your office is still using incandescent light bulbs, it’s definitely worth spending a little bit of money to get these replaced ASAP. It’s well known now that LED and fluorescent light bulbs are a lot more energy friendly. In fact, fluorescent light bulbs can reduce your energy by up to 80%. It’s worth getting your fixtures changed too so that they are more energy efficient.
Switch Computers off at the End of the Day
It’s important that both you and your employees get into the habit of switching your computers off at the end of the day. This also includes other computer items such as the printers. You could save a lot of money throughout the year by making sure that this is always done. If you want to conserve even more energy, you should send them to sleep over break and lunch time too!
Control the Heating & Air Conditioning
It’s essential that you control the heating and air conditioning within your work place. Your heating doesn’t need to be any higher than 190C, and make sure you keep your windows closed to avoid losing the heat and letting the cold in. The same goes for when you have your air conditioning on – close windows and doors. You should ensure that no radiators are being blocked by furniture and avoid heating any unused rooms or unnecessary spaces.
If your office is suffering from an electrical problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 0151 482 5534 and we will be more than happy to help.