Industrial and commercial consumers tend to use a big portion of the electricity here in the United States, and that electricity doesn’t come cheap. When it comes to going green and saving energy, many business owners tend to shy away because expensive, large-scale projects typically come to mind. Luckily, there are lots of small changes that you can make that can have a big impact on your business’ energy consumption and electric bill! The following is a list from our experienced electrician in Cincinnati of a few tips for conserving energy and saving money:
- Utilize motion sensors – Unless you are constantly having meetings and your employees never take vacation, chances are, you have rooms or offices that aren’t always in use, and unfortunately, those lights don’t always get turned off. A great solution for this problem is to install motion sensors in your office, which will automatically shut off the lights when there is no movement in the room. To maximize your energy savings, install motion sensors in the rooms that are empty the most.
- Keep your office clean – Did you know that dust could be making your office appliances have to work harder than they should? Dust is a great insulator, and when it plagues our appliances, it will cause their temperature to rise, which makes them work slower, expands energy use and it even puts those appliances at a higher risk for overheating. Regularly dust off your appliances and spray them with compressed air.
These are just a couple of the many things that you can do around your office to save more on your electricity. Want to learn more? If so, stay tuned for our next blog!