Simple Strategies to Maximize Energy Savings

Facility management professionals can help building owners to maximize energy savings. The purpose of hiring an efficient facility management company is so that they will ensure that your building is well-maintained, and you can save costs. Here are a few simple strategies to maximize energy savings.

Programmable Thermostats

Using programmable thermostats in your facility will give you the benefit of being able to reduce quickly cooling and heating costs, but also the advantage of not having to worry about whether the temperature is appropriate. With a programmable thermostat, you can program set points to reduce energy when that part of the building is unoccupied.

Upgrade Lighting

CFLs and LEDs are more energy efficient than normal incandescent bulbs. However, one of the areas where lighting is normally ignored is the exit signage because it is always on. While upgrading your lighting to more energy efficient systems, you might want to make sure that your exit signs are changed to energy efficient lighting as well. Occupant sensors can help reduce lighting costs.

Switch Off Computers

Turning your computers and printers off, instead of putting them to sleep will help reduce energy costs considerably. You can have your facility maintenance company install power strips that can be turned off when everyone leaves the office. This is easier than having to unplug all your computers and printers before leaving the office.

SMS Superior Maintenance Solutions is a leader in the facility management business. The company has been in the facility management business for over twenty five years and had operations nationwide.

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