Winter Energy-Saving Tips For The Office
Monday, January 24, 2022
by: SDG&E

Section: News

This winter, you’ll want to keep your customers and employees warm. Did you know that by implementing a few tips your business can save on its energy use? From regulating your temperature to involving employees in your energy-saving objectives, there are collaborative ways to lower your energy bills this winter.   
Here are 6 tips that can help reduce your costs without having to sacrifice the comfort of your staff or customers:  
  1. Temperature control – adjusting the thermostat can help you save. When you’re in the office, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. At night, or when you’re out, turn it back 10 – 15 degrees to save about 10 percent a year on your bill. Program a smart thermostat so you can set it and forget it!
  2. Maintain and repair – the winter season is a great time to fix “energy leaks” or upgrade your building to be more energy efficient. Insulate older water heaters, too.
  3. Tune your HVAC – just as a tune-up for your car can improve its gas mileage, an annual tune-up for your heating and cooling system can improve its energy efficiency and comfort levels.
  4. Plug and seal leaks – got leaks? Plug and seal them with weather stripping and caulking to help prevent any heat loss which can be costly in the long run.  
  5. Plant trees around your building – this can help shield your office from weather conditions throughout the year, including winter winds.   
  6. Employee involvement – if you’re looking for new ways to conserve energy, ask your employees for ideas. Educating your employees on ways they can be energy-conscious can help create a collaborative and energy–efficient work culture where everyone benefits.  
For more ideas on how to lower your energy use at work, visit