Finding hidden energy waste in your facility can help boost your bottom line. Learn how with these five tips.
Finding a $20 bill hidden in the bottom of your drawer is good. But finding hidden energy waste in your facility is even more valuable. Here are five tips to help you save.
Stop phantom power. Computers, printers and other office equipment draw power continuously, even when they're not being used. Limit this phantom power with advanced power strips or power management settings.
Seal leaky ducts. Leaky ducts can mean higher heating and cooling costs. Fix easy-to-reach leaks with mastic tape. For large-scale leakage, an aerosol sealant can help.
Calibrate control sensors. Check your controls to make sure they are properly calibrated. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, well-tuned controls can save as much as 30% on heating and cooling costs.
Maintain steam traps. If your facility has steam traps, make sure you maintain them. A steam trap inspection and replacement plan can lower operating costs and pay for itself.
Limit personal appliances. Personal appliances in your workplace can cost you big. One space heater at one desk can cost an employer $75 per year. Personally, it seems like a waste.
Use these tips to prevent hidden energy waste from burdening your bottom line.