Running a successful business requires attention to detail. You need to know where you can save money, and where you can’t. But one thing often overlooked by business owners is power consumption. A lot of businesses simply require a lot of power to run.
As a result, larger power bills are expected. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement. With these tips, you can save energy in the workplace easily!
Ducted air conditioning can save energy in the workplace: Here’s how
Ducted air conditioning is widely considered the best option in terms of energy efficiency. Of course, there are plenty of great split system models on the market that are great in that regard. But with ducted air conditioning, you can maintain excellent control over your workplace cooling.
You can cut air conditioning to rooms that aren’t being used, and ensure that no power is expended unless necessary. You can even organise sensors so your air conditioning activates only when someone is in the room.
Sensor lights are a great way to save energy in the workplace, and they’re not expensive!
Speaking of sensors, why not trial sensor lights in your workplace to save energy? Sensor lights allow your workplace to go dark at night, when there’s no one there. That means no energy wasted. But if you need to work back late, your presence will be enough to ensure that there’s ample lighting to get the job done.
Run your air conditioner on a timer, so it’s not using too much energy while your workplace is empty
For the most part, business owners have a pretty good idea of when everyone has left. There’s always likely to be a need to work back late. But it’s a pretty safe bet that, late at night, your workplace will be empty. That means there’s no need for air conditioning! A great way to save energy in the workplace is to find out when the last person leaves, and time the air conditioning to switch off shortly after.
Upgrade your workplace appliances: save energy with the latest air conditioners, fridges, and microwaves
Dated appliances aren’t always bad. A lot of the time, they work as well as they did when they were first purchased. So it may seem wasteful to upgrade. But it’s also wasteful to use energy that you don’t have to. Older appliances are usually less efficient than new ones. So upgrading them makes sense economically, and environmentally. If you are able to cut your power consumption by a quarter, your new appliances will cover their own costs before long.
Does your workplace include a workshop? Get all your high-output outlets tested to save energy
Workshops are a great example of businesses that require a lot of power. Welding equipment, power tools, industrial lighting, and other such equipment needs a lot of energy to run. But, like we said before, there’s always room for improvement. To reduce the operating costs of your workshop, maintaining high-quality electrical infrastructure is vital. Upgraded power outlets, with new wiring and high voltage breakers, will ensure that your electrical systems are safe and efficient.
A power audit by specialist electricians is another great way to save energy in the workplace
It’s one thing to upgrade your electrical systems, but it’s another to know when they need to be upgraded. After all, it can be hard to tell without the right knowledge and experience. That’s why we recommend a power audit, by a specialist electrician. Power audits are the best way to identify parts of your workplace that are using more energy than they should.
Contact the air conditioning experts at Mercury Services to organise one today.