Some tips to save energy at your business!

Electrical bills are nothing to mess with. If you’re in a home, it’s easy to implement tactics to keep the energy usage down and the cost of electricity down, too. However, if you’re a business owner, the effort needed to make sure that your workers and customers aren’t wasting electricity is much, much harder. Because you can’t really expect customers to turn the lights off when they leave a room, finding ways to cut back on electricity in the business is hard without sacrificing the comfort of your employees or customers to some degree. As commercial electricians in Des Moines, we’ve compiled a short list of ways that you can save some energy in your building without making things uncomfortable.

Lights!

During business hours, the lights in the main rooms are constantly on. Obviously, you can’t just turn them off, but you can find ways to make sure that the lights aren’t wasting quite as much energy. We’ve said it a million times before, but LED lights are the lights of the future. They’re designed to not only use much less energy when lit, but they also last much longer. If your business constantly needs lighting, consider calling a commercial electrician to install LED light fixtures in your building. Next time the utility bill comes around, it won’t be nearly as high.

In rooms that aren’t constantly being used, Electrical Gurus recommends implementing motion sensors. When people aren’t in a room, the lights will turn off. When people are in the room, they’ll turn on. That way, you don’t have to worry about energy expenditure caused by people forgetting to shut the lights off after they use the room.

Air Conditioning

We all know how hot and humid it gets in Des Moines during the summer months. Not having working AC is not an option. However, even the most efficient air units can suck up well over $150 a month in electricity. As commercial electricians, we understand how costly air conditioning can become for a business. We recommend doing two things. First, set the air conditioner to cool the air to a set temperature and not just run at full power the entire day. This makes sure that your AC isn’t cooling air that’s already fine. Additionally, overnight or when the building isn’t filled with people, set the temperature to be slightly higher.

 

 

Power Strips

Many companies today rely on computers to function. Whether it’s an office building where employees do their work on computers or a retail store where transactions are recorded on these devices, computers and similar electronics tend to utilize a lot of energy. Even when these devices are turned off, they are still going to suck up electricity as long as they are plugged in. A power strip is an inexpensive and easy investment that could help solve this energy expenditure issue.

While it might seem like you can’t do too much to save electricity at your business, Electrical Gurus think otherwise. Call today for commercial electric work and we can help you find ways to save energy and save money!