Follow These 4 Tips to Stop Wasting Energy in Your Commercial Property
Whether you own a commercial property or you are the manager, it is important to look for ways to improve your energy efficiency. Doing so can seem difficult and costly but the truth is that it can save you time and money in the long run. At Sonner Electric we understand that you are busy and do not have time to evaluate every aspect of your business.
That’s why we recommend you follow these four tips. If you still see higher than normal energy bills, contact us at 661-728-0126 and we can complete an energy audit for you.
- Repair and Upgrade Your Lights
- Use Power Management Settings
- Update Your Server Rooms
- Talk to a Commercial Electrical Contractor
First and foremost, take a look at your lighting system – especially if you have lights that flicker or otherwise do not work perfectly. Then consider ways you can upgrade your lighting to save money. For example, high-bay lighting can save as much as 50%. Setting lights on timers so that you are only lighting parts of the building when they are used can also save a significant amount of money.
Updating your lighting does more than help improve energy efficiency – it is also a great way to update the look of your commercial property. Newer, more updated lighting is a great look that you and your customers will appreciate.
It is likely that much of your office equipment has power management settings. This includes your computers, printers, etc. Make sure that you know what the energy saving modes are and that you set your appliances to them. You do not want to see a screen saver when you see a computer that has not been in use for hours – you want to see a black, blank screen.
Yes, you need a server room if you are a larger company. However, with the increase in cloud data hosting, do you really need as much room as you currently have? If you can migrate even a small portion of your data, you could see a serious reduction in the energy costs associated with running your servers. Not sure if this is right for you? Talk to your IT manager and get them to give you a full report.
If you are worried about out of control electrical costs, or simply want to find ways to file off a few dollars each month, we can help you. Contact Sonner Electric for an energy audit and let us take a look at where you may be wasting energy. We can work together to come up with common sense solutions that can save your company money every month from now on.