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Energy-saving Tips for Your Office Equipment

by On Mar 12 2018

Your office most likely has an endless amount of equipment. Printers, monitors, televisions, servers—all appliances that require electricity and typically use power 24/7. Even with a low electricity rate, these costs can add up for a small business. There are a few simple measures you can take to reduce these costs and the amount of electricity your office equipment uses. Keep reading to find out how!

  1. Turn off unused equipment.
    Yes, it’s that simple! This may seem obvious, but there is plenty of equipment that we leave turned on when it’s not necessary. When employees leave for the weekend or go on vacation, they should turn their computers and the equipment only they use. When the office closes for the day, turn off the televisions and lights. These are only a few examples.
  2. Purchase Energy Star qualified equipment.
    When purchasing new office equipment, look for the Energy Star logo. This logo indicates that the equipment is among the most energy-efficient options. You can find Energy-Star qualified computers, printers, copiers, televisions, thermostats, and more.
  3. Use rechargeable batteries.
    If a device requires batteries, use rechargeable batteries. They are a cost-effective option and they’re a great alternative if your office is also looking to go green.
  4. Switch to laptops.
    Not only do many employees now prefer laptops to desktops, but they’re also a more energy efficient option. On average, laptops use 80 percent less energy than desktop computers. This is another appliance that should be unplugged when not in use. If you switch to laptops, ask employees to unplug their chargers when not in use.
  5. Set sleep modes.
    Most electronics have a power save or sleep mode that can be enabled. This allows them to go into an energy-saving mode once they have been idle for a certain period of time.

One of the essential steps in reducing your business’ energy costs is switching to a custom, commercial electricity rate. Discount Power offers competitive electricity rates with customer-oriented service. Contact us today for a quote!