Winter Energy-Saving Tips For The Office
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:
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Plant trees around your building – this can help shield your office from weather conditions throughout the year, including winter winds.
- 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.
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