Below are some no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency measures from Josco you can easily get started with to help in saving money in your business. These tips will go a long way.
- Involving your staff
If you want to make the most savings, you have to involve everyone within the business. You can expect to make 5 to 10 percent in savings. Most of these results tend to be from suggestions of employees and its implementation.
- Controlling your heating
When you reduce the heating temperature by just one degree during the winter, you can easily see savings of up to 8 percent on your energy bill. To make savings during the summer, consider increasing the set points of the AC. Ensure that your thermostats are accurate by making sure they are passion away from direct sunlight and draughts.
- Avoid wasting heat
Your windows and doors need to be closed when the AC is running according to this piece from Josco Energy. Some cost-effective ways include making sure the premises have been properly insulated and fitting draughts excluders. This is an investment that is going to pay itself from the savings you are going to make.
- Minimizing artificial lighting
Keeping the skylight and windows clean can help in cutting down on how much you spend on lighting. If the work is being done in one part of the room, try isolating the light so that area is the only one receiving the light. Ensure the light switches have been properly labeled so that your staff will only turn them on when needed. Another option is daylight and presence sensors which automatically turn the lights on and off.
- Switching off office equipment
When you leave just one computer and monitor always on, it is going to cost more than $50 a year. You can reduce that to $15 by turning it off and enabling the standby features. It is also a good idea to invest in seven-day timers because they will help you make sure the copiers, printers, and water chillers are turned off at weekends and also at night.
- Compressing your air costs
Most choose maximum pressure when it comes to compressed air. You can make 5 percent energy savings by reducing this pressure by 10 percent. You need to make small incremental reductions because you want to make sure no operations are affected. Make sure you test and fix leaks regularly because a tiny leak can lead to over £700 a year in waster energy.
- Remember the motors
Many people tend to forget about the motors and leave them running when not being used because they are usually hidden within machinery. If you want to make savings, then consider fans and driving pumps because they can be controlled with ‘variable speed drives’.