I am mildly neurotic about turning the lights off when there is no one in a room.
In complete contrast to my obsession with saving money via less electricity expended through light bulbs, I am guilty of leaving my computer on practically 24/7.
Running a home sign business it can be difficult to find a time when you can shut off the computer. Even when I am not “working” I am back, checking my inbox every half hour or hour. When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things on my list of things to do is settle in at the computer for a few minutes.
The fact of the matter is, electricity rates are on the rise, and while leaving my computer on overnight may not break the bank, leaving all the tech gadgets on at your office, at all hours, does add up. Quite simply, powering down for the evening is a great way to save a little bit of cash, and reduce your the impact your business is having on the world.
This trend is being seen throughout the business world; bigger companies are hiring electricity management firms like OnDemand Energy to help them cut electricity costs. Initiatives like the Power IT Down campaign encourage companies to unplug electronics at night, and signs up companies who promise to do so for even a single night.
It may seem like a hassle to shut everything down each night, but consider the benefits. A greener company, plus financial savings… what isn’t there to like about that?
How do you save on electricity at your sign making business? Share your tips in the comments section.