It’s officially spring here in Little Rock, Arkansas which means local business owners are prepping their offices for the warm summer months. Our expert team here at ServiceMaster Twin Cities provides janitorial services to help with your spring cleaning. After your office is squeaky clean, take some time to make sure it’s running as energy efficient as possible. Here are a variety of small energy-efficient initiatives that you can implement that will save you money:
Fans help maintain a comfortable temperature, air movement and humidity – minimizing the need for air conditioning. Air conditioning can be costly, especially when used consistently during the warm summer months. During cooler days this spring and summer, consider keeping your AC off and turning on the ceiling fans. Be sure your fans are rotating counter-clockwise to keep the cool air circulating.
If your business is still using incandescent light bulbs, now is the perfect time to swap them out for cost-effective and efficient lighting. LED and fluorescent bulbs may cost more upfront, but they last significantly longer than incandescent bulbs and use less energy. Switching to these bulbs will help minimize your energy bill. You may want to consider installing motion sensing lights to stop wasting energy lighting up the less trafficked areas around your office.
Similar to the motion sensor lights just mentioned, investing in a smart thermostat can help cut energy usage and costs. They can help you limit energy consumption by adjusting to your exact needs, like after employees leave for the day. This takes the hassle out of controlling the air conditioning in your office and leaves you time to focus on the more important things.
Instead of keeping those overhead lights on throughout bright, sunny days, let the sunshine in through the windows. We provide quality window washing services, to help keep your windows clean and your office bright! Keep in mind that it can affect the temperature inside your business.
Energy efficient offices won’t happen solely because of the business owner. Educate and inform employees on how to be more energy-conscious around the office. Starting a conversation about energy efficiency in the workplace will encourage employees to be energy conscious on their own. Hang energy saving tips around the office to keep your goals at the top of mind.
Your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system require regular maintenance to remain in good working order. Schedule time for an HVAC contractor to complete annual maintenance on your system and provide a tune-up before the cooling season begins. You should also change, or clean, your air filters each month during the cooling season to ensure good indoor air quality.
If you’re not sure where to start with your business’ energy efficiency, an energy audit may be able to help. An energy audit will help you determine where you are wasting more energy than necessary, so you can adjust your usage accordingly. Once the audit is complete, you and your team can come up with concrete goals of how you want to improve your energy usage.
Spring forward with these great tips on how to create a more energy efficient office for you and your employees. Don’t forget about the importance of spring cleaning! If you are in the market for expert janitorial services in Little Rock, Arkansas and the surrounding areas, contact ServiceMaster Twin Cities today.