When it comes to your small business, you know how important it is to cut costs. By eliminating waste and lowering your monthly bills, you can increase your profitability meaningfully. While many factors help to reduce costs, you should certainly take a look at your energy usage, as it’s a common cause of unnecessary expenditures. If you notice a lot of money going toward your utility bill, follow these tips to cut down on energy consumption and energy costs in your Chicago, Illinois, business.
Hold a Meeting
If your employees have poor energy usage habits at home, it’s likely that they will bring them to the workplace. To counteract any negative practices, hold a meeting and discuss the importance of good energy habits. Stress how they not only reduce costs, but they also impact profitability. Conserving energy also benefits the environment. At this meeting, you can ask workers to add their own ideas, which can create a sense of involvement and accountability.
If you work late by yourself or have a smaller staff on weekends, there’s no reason for your heat or air conditioner to run full blast. Instead of wasting energy cooling the entire space, consider ductless systems or zoning to heat and cool your office. This allows you to turn systems on or off in each room, cutting costs in the process. You can achieve this result with individual thermostats or thermostats designed to handle multiple zones. You will be able to provide air conditioning for occupied areas but without the extra costs.
The Little Things
Always be willing to consider the little things in your office that add up to big savings over time. This could include the use of ceiling fans, desk fans, and floor fans. Purchasing Energy Star or energy-efficient computers, fixtures, and appliances, will also go a long way. Of course, annual HVAC maintenance will go a long way toward increasing air conditioning efficiency and reducing costs.
Hollub Heating, Inc. has the solutions to increase air conditioning efficiency and savings in your business. Give us a call today at (312) 829-8000 to learn how our solutions can work for you.