The emphasis is on all business owners to do their part for the environment. That is why we’re going to take some time out of our busy schedule this morning to give you some handy tips. Hopefully, they will make your lives a little easier and help you to save a lot of money. So, take a quick read through all the suggestions below and see if you can find a way of applying them to your business. You never know; they could help to reduce the amount of cash you waste in a matter of weeks.
1. Organise regular energy audits
Energy audits performed on a regular basis can let business owners know exactly what they should be doing to reduce consumption. In a survey conducted by a major banking group, it was discovered that over 80% of company bosses worry about energy usage, but only around 25% of them perform audits. That is something that needs to change. Advice can be found on the Love Energy Savings website and other places around the internet.
2. Switch to energy saving light bulbs
If you’re still using traditional light bulbs, it might be time you swapped to their energy saving alternatives. Studies suggest they use up to and including 80% less energy throughout the course of an average month. So, it’s easy to see how important it is that everyone starts using them.
3. Purchase motion sensors
Everyone leaves lights and power sockets on from time to time; that’s just human nature. By purchasing motion sensors, you can ensure you don’t waste money on energy when that occurs. Luckily, they’re cheap these days, and they’re easy to find online.
4. Install Air Conditioning
While air conditioning might use energy, it helps to reduce overall consumption as it regulates temperature rather well. You need to make sure you don’t overuse it though, so keep a thermometer handy in the summer time. The optimum temperature for an office is somewhere around 20 degrees. Once you notice the temperature falling below this level, you should switch it off.
5. Create your own renewable energy
There are so many ways of creating your own renewable energy these days that every business owner should consider their options. Whether you install solar panels on your roof or a mini wind turbine in your carpark, you could significantly reduce your energy bills. In fact, if you take things seriously, it could result in the energy companies paying you.
6. Shut doors and windows
Your air conditioning units will use far energy than they should if you leave windows and doors open. Your goal is to control the temperature, and that works best in an airtight room. Asking all your employees to take special care when dealing with doors and windows can be a big help. More people are more than willing to comply with your requests, so long as they understand it’s in their best interests.
Having read through all that carefully, we now expect you to start making changes for the better. At the end of the day, we only have one planet, so it’s important we all care for it in every way we can. Also, having a bit more cash in the bank probably isn’t a bad thing, right?