Commercial office buildings are a major source of inefficiently used energy—which means inefficiently used money being spent by your business. Help reduce wasted energy and make sure your company’s energy expenses aren’t higher than they should be by checking out some tips on how to save energy at the office:
Tip #6: Consistent Temperatures
- Thermostats can be a source of struggle in an office, so agreeing on average temperature for each season and maintaining that temperature—even if it means locking the thermostat control—is one way to eliminate that conflict and increase energy efficiency. Be aware that you might still run into complaints from employees, and it is important to be sensitive to discomfort as much as possible, especially if any employees have thyroid or hormonal conditions that increase their temperature sensitivity. Encourage employees to wear layers, make sure there are accessible sweater hooks, have cool and hot water available, and make other little efforts to keep everyone comfortable.
- You might make maintaining temperature a little easier by installing a programmable thermostat, which will adjust the temperature automatically at different times of day. No need to heat or cool the office when everyone is at home. Turning the thermostat up or down 10-15 degrees every day for 8 hours can cut heating and cooling costs by almost 10%.
- Regularly inspect your heating and cooling systems to make sure that they are running efficiently.
Being aware of small ways to cut energy costs could save your business quite a bit of money in the long run!
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