These days, finding a way to shave a few pennies off your buisiness energy bills can only be viewed as a good thing. A recent NJBiz.com article called “Small-Business Energy Savers” provides 10 ways businesses can save on their energy bills while continuing to provide a comfortable environment for their employees and customers. Here are a few:
- Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which can last up to 10 times longer. CFLs provide the same amount of light as standard bulbs, but use up to 75% less energy.
- Turn off or set office equipment to power down when not in use. Turning off one computer and monitor nightly and on weekends can save up to $80 a year. And setting PCs, monitors and copiers in sleep mode when not in use can help cut energy costs by up to 50%.
- Purchase copiers, faxes and computers that have an energy saver feature that reduces energy use when not in operation.
- Install occupancy sensors. These inexpensive devices can reduce lighting costs by up to 40% by turning off lights in unoccupied areas.
- Encourage energy-conscious habits in your employees.