If high end updates are not an option, you may use a lot of little things that can minimize your electrical costs. Here are DIY cost-saving measures that should become habitual so you can see the savings. Make them a part of your routine so that your utility bills will minimize.
1) Save power by turning off machines when not in use.
Whenever you drive through the city after dark thousands of windows still glow. It’s because some businesses leave computers turned on all night. It happens even when most or all of the employees are already home. Understandably, some equipment should be active the whole day like computer servers. However, A/V systems, fax machines, copy machines, and printers should be in a low-power mode or sleep overnight. Lights should be turned off too when no one is in the room.
If someone takes the time to power off the office's working machines, you may save hundreds of dollars yearly. You may invest the savings in other cost-saving measures. You can buy electrical timers for under $10 a piece.
2) Adjust temperature set points.
People who work in the office consider room temperature a contentious topic. Some people prefer hot while others want it cold. Since you cannot make everyone happy, you may take into account setting the temperature by cost and not comfort. You may turn up the thermostat a few degrees and the AC savings will add up over time.
3) Replace old fluorescent fixtures with T-8.
This can be a big undertaking considering the size of your building. One installation may run from $250 to $400. It may increase if you add a lot of replacements. However, it can help you save 40% on your monthly energy bills. The investment can pay for itself.
4) Utilize solar screens.
Solar screens control the sunlight that enters the building. They are more efficient than curtains because they stop the heat before it enters the building. It minimizes the strain on the HVAC system. They are inexpensive at only $50 a piece. These are perfect for people who are on a budget. It can result in 60%-80% reduction in the cost of energy.
5) Install Solar Panels.
Solar panels may be expensive, but it can help save thousands of dollars over time. The cost may be anywhere between $50,000-$850,000 for commercial buildings. However, it can help you save 50% on electricity every month. The savings can add up to pay for the cost of installation.
These are the best energy saving methods that are easy to do. If you power down devices that use electricity and pull down the shades of windows that face west, you can save hundreds of dollars every year. Also, perform other simple tasks like opening the windows instead of cooling systems on temperate days and cleaning HVAC systems. In the end, everyone is responsible for energy efficiency. It can help if someone will stay on top of it.
At Valencia Insurance Group it’s important to us that we save our commercial clients as much money as we can on insurance and any other business expenses we can help with. To learn more about how we can help your small business here in Jensen Beach, please contact our agency at (772) 344-8899 or Click Here to request a free quote.