In the modern era of technology, businesses use more electricity than ever. Despite solutions like solar panels, energy-saving is a major concern for companies due to how it impacts their expenses.
By making subtle changes or acquiring the services of licensed contractors, businesses can make big savings while improving the overall longevity of their office equipment.
Here’s a look at how businesses waste electricity.
Not Replacing or Repairing Faulty Equipment
It’s hardly in any business’ budget to pay attention to malfunctioning equipment. However, the reality is that not repairing or replacing faulty equipment is a bigger expense than dealing with the issue directly. Malfunctioning parts fail to provide the same results as properly working ones, and they take up more power to do the job as well.
You can potentially increase the lifespan of your device and save up on your electricity bill by letting a licensed electrician fix your broken equipment.
Not Turning Off Equipment
It can be a chore to routinely turn off a wide array of electronics scattered throughout offices. But even a single bulb has a significant effect on your electricity bills in the long run. It translates to a large number down the line, so it’s imperative that you and your employees make it a habit to turn off any equipment that’s not being utilized.
From printers and computers, to even phone chargers, all this equipment eats up precious energy when not directly being occupied and during standby.
Desktops are undeniably more powerful than their slim counterparts, but for the most part, laptops can get the job done fairly well. But the biggest advantage is how power efficient they are. Laptops offer long battery standby while consuming less energy in general.
Switching your workforce from desktop to laptops may be a large initial expense, but the amount of power and portability has countless benefits for you.
WCI Electric offers energy audits for businesses, helping them identify energy wastage and pick components that are eating more energy than necessary. We offer our services for businesses in Palo Alto, Redwood City, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, San Jose, Milpitas, and surrounding areas. We offer other services, including commercial lighting and low voltage services.