Years ago, the traditional office building typically operated from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with weekends and holidays off. The maintenance needs of such a building included nightly and weekly cleaning with normal upkeep of machines, furniture, and supplies. In contrast, many of today’s modern office buildings are expected to run around the clock with minimal down time. This high usage leads to different maintenance needs. If you’ve been tasked with trying to keep up with the maintenance needs of your office, here are two ways to save energy and money.
Install LED Lighting
While light emitting diode (LED) lights cost more to purchase upfront, over time they save a significant amount of energy and money. The traditional incandescent light bulb uses more than 20-25% more energy than an LED light bulb. Incandescent light bulbs also burn out faster than their LED counterparts. By switching to LED bulbs, you’ll be changing lights much less frequently than incandescent light bulbs – LED light bulbs last 25 times longer.
There is an abundance of lighting options in the LED applications. Whether you’re looking for traditional 40W, 60W, or 75W bulbs or something more specific like desk lamps or recessed fixtures, there are LED alternatives available.
Use Automatic Lighting Features
Another great way to decrease the amount of money and energy used to maintain your office building is to install LED lights with special features such as motion sensors. In a busy office setting, employees rarely take the time to consider turning off lights when leaving a room. This leads to wasted energy and increased costs. Fortunately, there are LED lights available that have motion sensors or automatic features that turn off lights when they’re not needed. This is a great way to extend the life of your light bulbs and save operating costs.
There are numerous options available when it comes to lighting your building. In order to determine the best options for your building and how to save money when it comes to lighting, contact the professionals at NextGen LED at 301-804-2986.