When you have your own home office or run a business whether big or small, dealing with bills is one of the more headache inducing tasks at the beginning or end of the month, depending on where you live and how your billing cycle works. In most bills there is always the option of figuring out where you are spending a lot and you can gather an extensive list of out how much you are spending. But when dealing with the lighting and equipment, the electricity bills do not have such a wonderful option for you to figure out if the fridge is taking up too much energy or if it is the photocopy machine. So here are some small ideas on changing the high end values of the bills that almost give you a heart attack into a smaller and much more manageable number.
● Energy efficient practices and devices
In cases of equipment and gadgets in your office, there is always something called eo-mode or sometimes they are even made to be energy efficient. Make sure to update your old equipment for the newer models to save out on using too much energy for small things. If you would like to know where exactly all your energy goes, ask your expert industrial electricians to do an energy audit of your business.
In most countries there is a peak and minimum times where energy costs vary, so always try to have your busiest activities or most energy costing equipment usage timed at the low times to reduce the value that will end up reflected on your bill.
● Hibernation is a natural option
Most computers and laptops come with a hibernation and sleep mode. While sleep mode is the easier one as it wakes your laptop up easier, go for hibernation to save energy. Instruct your employees to use hibernation mode when they are not in their seats and also to always shut down their computers, plugs and any lighting fixtures and equipment as they leave office.
● Use alternative energy
In today’s world, alternative energy means are recommended than going for the regular wire and electricity poles. Invest in a solar panel, biomass energy or renewable heating and cooling systems. Most of these are recommended and backed up governmental support and come with warranty periods when purchasing from a private company and are highly energy efficient in the long run. Most commercial electrician companies can install a solar panel or will aid you in recommending them.
Most of the equipment that uses tons of energy are the bigger sized ones but in this ever increasing technological and gadget systems that pop up every second there could be some hidden enemies. So make sure to get an energy audit done and go for alternative energy options if possible.