Plummeting temperatures and short days don’t have to mean higher energy costs. 

When most business owners think about winter, they start thinking about how much it will cost to keep their employees warm and productive. Although the cold weather means that you’ll have to turn up your heater, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to spend more money. In our last blog, our energy consultants went over a few tips to help small businesses save over the winter. Today, we will be going over a few more energy saving tips:

#4. Think about switching to LEDs. 

Because the days are short and typically dark, the winter will have you relying on your lights a whole lot more. One of the easiest ways to cut back on your lighting costs is to switch to LEDs. LEDs are about 80% more efficient than the compact fluorescent lamps found in most office buildings, plus they will last 25 times longer. Learn more about the benefits of switching to LEDs by checking out our previous blog.

#5. Install automatic lights in your office. 

One of the biggest energy wasters in any office building is an empty, fully-lit room. Whether the light gets left on in an empty conference room, break room or bathroom, you still have to pay for it. Luckily, you can install lights in your office that will automatically turn off when a room is empty, which will add up to big saving quickly.

Want to learn about more tips to help your small business save this winter? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.