Large businesses spend a lot of money on their utility bills. After all, they often have an extensive office or retail space to heat, cool, and light.
Fortunately, there are some ways that large businesses can reduce the amount they spend on utilities without sacrificing comfort or productivity. Here are six of them to help you save more:
Invest In Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
You can save money by switching out your light bulbs. Energy-efficient bulbs use less energy than traditional ones, which means they’ll last longer and save money on your electric bill.
They do have a higher upfront cost, but this is a worthwhile investment for large businesses because it will pay for itself in savings over time.
There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right light bulb for your office space: You can find them in different shapes (e.g., tubes or globes), colours (e.g., yellow or white), and wattages (e.g., 60 watts).
Always choose the best energy rating possible to get the best efficiency.
Take Advantage Of Natural Light
Natural light is not only more pleasant to look at than artificial light, but it’s also cheaper to use and can help you save on your utility bills.
Light-coloured walls and ceilings reflect more sunlight than dark colours do, which means less electric lighting will be needed throughout your building.
Another great way to use natural light is to use mirrors strategically in rooms that need more lighting or have low ceilings or windows that don’t allow enough natural light into them (such as bathrooms).
A mirror can also reflect a small amount of artificial light into an otherwise dark hallway or area with poor lighting.
Unplug Appliances When Not In Use
Tired of that old AC unit running all day? Just unplug it. This can save you up to 10% of your utility bill and help you save time, money and energy.
Many appliances like screens, coffee makers, unused computers, printers, scanners, and more all use electricity even when not in use. You can greatly reduce your bill by simply unplugging them when not in use.
Install Occupancy Sensors
Occupancy sensors are an easy way to save money on utilities. These devices use motion sensors to turn lights and other electrical equipment on or off, so you don’t waste energy by having lights on when no one is in a room.
Installing occupancy sensors can be tricky, so hire a professional electrician who can help you determine which systems will work best for your business.
Once installed, occupancy sensors can help reduce utility bills by as much as 10%!
You should choose the right model based on how long it takes between when someone enters and leaves an area of the building.
Use Motion Detectors For Security Lighting
Motion detectors are a type of sensor used with lighting systems.
They’re designed to detect when something moves in a certain area and automatically turn on the lights in that area, saving you money by only turning on the lights only when necessary.
It’s important to choose the right motion detector for your business so you can get maximum savings.
For example, some models have sensors that can be mounted on ceilings or walls and are great for offices where there will be frequent movement throughout the day.
Other models are small enough that they can be placed directly next to doors or windows so they’ll activate when someone enters or exits your building.
In general, they’re easy to install and easy to maintain as well. Once installed they’ll save energy without fail every single time!
Choose A Building With Energy-Efficient Heating And Cooling Systems
In addition to the above, there are a few more ways that big businesses can cut energy costs:
Install Programmable Thermostats
These allow you to control the temperature in each room at different times of day or night.
You can also set them so that when no one is in a particular area, its temperature automatically drops several degrees (or rises).
Consider Installing A Ductless Mini-Split System
These are great because they’re easy to install and they don’t take up much space—which means they won’t cost much more than standard heating/cooling systems.
In addition, these systems offer several other benefits, including being quiet during operation, making them easier on employees’ ears and being able to heat or cool only certain rooms rather than entire floors like most traditional methods.
This means lower energy usage overall!
We hope that these tips will help you improve your energy efficiency!
Of course, it’s not just about saving money; when you use less energy, you leave more of Earth’s resources for future generations.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today to make a difference in the lives of tomorrow.