Energy Saving Tips For Your Office
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
by: SDG&E

Section: News Roundup




1. Turning off machines when they are not in use can result in energy savings. There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by monitors; they do not. Automatic switching to sleep mode or manually turning monitors off is always the better energy-saving strategy.

2. To maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off automatically); the transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter.

3. Common misconceptions sometimes account for the failure to turn off equipment. Many people believe that equipment lasts longer if it is never turned off. This incorrect perception carries over from the days of older mainframe computers.

4. Consider buying a laptop for your next computer upgrade; they use much less energy than desktop computers, resulting in long-term savings.


5. Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.


6. Get alerts from SDG&E. Use 
My Account to set up billing and energy use alerts by voicemail, email or text.

7. View videos featuring local small-business energy-saving success stories.​

8. Find industry-specific business solutions in SDG&E’s online guide.