3 Ways to Save on Commercial Energy
Nearly 30% of energy used in commercial spaces is wasted. Although most may not realize it, there are many ways to save on energy throughout a commercial space. From unplugging unused equipment to utilizing automated door products, here are our top ways you can start saving money on your commercial energy bill today.
- Unplug Unnecessary Equipment
Workplaces utilize many different types of equipment. Energy consumption matters, whether it be as small as a computer or as large as a commercial printer. One way to cut down on energy costs is to set office computers to sleep after an unused period of time, and to unplug items such as printers or microwaves at the end of every workday, or at least every weekend.
- Regulate Air Flow for Comfort
A popular office debate is that of office temperature. Nearly half of 1,012 full-time American workers who were surveyed say their office is either too hot or too cold. Employees will often over-compensate for their lack of comfort by using a heater at their desk, or opening windows to let air in. This irregulating in air temperature can waste excessive energy that adds up on energy bills. To help regulate office temperatures and save on wasted energy, keep your office space at a temperature of 68-76 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Go Automated
Automatic doors can be used to reduce the amount of energy wasted in commercial spaces by automatically shutting and opening when not in use. Most commercial doorways are not only frequented by incoming and outgoing customers, but employees with their hands filled with equipment or supplies. When hands are filled, it can be easy to forget to close the door behind you, letting heat and cold air from escape from inside. Automated doors help reduce the chances of accidentally leaving the door open by automatically closing tightly after every use.
Start saving on your energy bills today by installing an automatic door system. Our wide range of hands-free door products can appeal to every office space. Learn more about our automatic and low-touch door products and get in touch with one of our industry professionals to receive your free consultation.