There is no denying the fact that having a business is costly. Not only do you have to invest in your space and equipment, but you also have to pay a lot of bills and provide salaries for your staff. It is a must for business owners to boost profit but at the same time also cut costs. Energy can be an unpredictable expense since the bills can either be low or too high. It is now a mission for everyone in the office to conserve energy. Every little thing counts, and here are five simple ways to help reduce the office energy bill.
Change your energy supplier
If your office always receives an outrageous energy bill, then maybe it is time to look into switching your energy supplier. Employ the help of a utility bidder who can help look for the best option in your area. They can also look for energy suppliers with more flexible contracts in case you are still unsatisfied with your provider’s services.
Turn off the lights when not in use
This simple idea gets forgotten most of the time. When everyone leaves the room, never forget to switch off all the lights. Make this a habit, and everyone else will follow. In case one of your staff members forgets to do so, you can set a consequence for their negligence. From making coffee for everyone or being in charge of turning off all the lights every day – let this be a lesson for him or her to learn how to conserve energy in the office.
Switch to energy-saving light bulbs
The type of light bulbs used in the office is also important in conserving energy. If you are still using incandescent ones, swap them for LED ones now. They are not as expensive as they were before and getting them in bulk can save you more cash. Not all technological advancements cost an arm and a leg. They can be more affordable than the devices we have been using for years.
Use the air conditioner properly
Choosing the right size of air conditioner for your office unit can save you on your energy bill. You can also tweak the settings accordingly to help reduce energy consumption. Have an agreement with your staff on what should be the minimum and maximum temperature of your office unit. If the air conditioner has a timer, set the hours during which it will operate.
Use your coffee making machine preferably once or twice a day
Coffee or tea fuels most of us during a busy workday. Some take multiple cups a day, which can lead to the overuse of the coffee maker or kettle. Try to minimise use by filling the machines full enough to accommodate at least five to six cups. That can serve a few who can’t miss their drinking habit.
Most of these might be small things but they will help reduce the office energy bill.
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