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The Essentials of Companies – Revisited

Facts About Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

As a business owner, it is important to save energy to save the environment and to save money. Your energy bill contributes to the general monthly expenses of your small business, so if you learn effective and efficient ways to save energy, you’ll be surprised how your business will be more profitable in the long run. Your initial investment to save energy is purchasing energy-efficient appliances such as LED lamps or thermo flexible heaters, and be sure to check on energy rating labels such like Energy Star logo. Generally, any equipment or appliance involving cooling and heating will use the most energy. Allow us to share with your several tips so you can save on your energy bills.

The effective ways to save energy on your office equipment include reusing paper or print double-sided; sending emails rather than sending fax or memos; and turning off computers printers, copiers, monitors, and lights after shift or after work. Did you know that laptop computers consume 90% less energy as compared to standard desktop computers? Did you know that inkjet printers consume 90% less energy as compared to laser printers? It is a good idea investing in Energy Star Model computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, and printers that automatically power down after a period of inactivity as specified by the user. When buying a copier, buy one that is the right size for your business and don’t purchase one that is bigger than what you need. For your lighting, clean dusty lamps and diffusers every six to twelve months, turn the lights off when, not in use, and turn off signs or lights that are not needed for safety and security. Consider low cost improvements such as replacing your incandescent lamps with CFLs or compact fluorescent lamps. You can install reflectors instead of using excess fluorescent lights. Purchase lighting fixtures with dimmer to manually set the intensity of the light in a room.

When it comes to heating, ventilation, and cooling, it helps closing shades early morning to lower heat gain from the sun, and to contain air conditioning by closing the doors to the outside. It is also a good idea installing programmable thermostats or timers to maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Contact a professional to perform air conditioning regular maintenance inspection as well as inspection of pipe insulation and ducts for any damage. To cool your workplace, you can install solar screen shades or blinds. For your refrigeration, it is best to position your fridge in an area that is well-ventilated and in an area not exposed to heat from other equipment and direct sunlight.

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