January is well and truly here whicoffice heating installer in London, Hertfordshire and St albansh means the cold weather is upon us! I’m sure your office heating is on constantly now but is it efficient?

As per the Carbon Trusts website, Energy is one of the largest controllable overheads in office buildings which means there are many opportunities to make savings. Reducing energy consumption not only saves money but improves working conditions which can increase staff productivity. Furthermore, the environment will benefit from reductions in energy use and carbon emissions which enhances corporate reputation

Energy Advice Courtesy of the Carbon Trust From PCs to vending machines, office equipment of some kind or another is used by almost all UK businesses, and accounts for around 15% of all the electrical energy used in UK offices.It’s an area where huge savings can be made, as effective management of equipment can reduce its energy consumption by up to 70%. Start by focusing on the following three areas:

  1. Upgrade existing equipment
    Technology advances daily. New equipment with better energy efficiency ratings can lead to big savings. Watch the video and see how much you could save by upgrading old monitors. You’ll find advice on a range of equipment in upgrading equipment and systems.
  2. Have an office equipment policy
    Develop a set of guidelines to standardise operations and communicate it. For example: activate stand-by modes on PCs and set up printers to print both sides of the paper (duplex printing).
  3. Maintain equipment
    Well-maintained equipment is more efficient and lasts longer. So set up a maintenance schedule, keep equipment free from obstructions and prevent over-heating by cleaning filters and fans regularly.
Call your local Electrician 
One of our electricians covering St Albans and London recently changed some heaters at a commercial building in Smallford, St. Albans and we are already hearing about the benefits of this Company upgrading their old heaters for new ones.
What else can you do?
Behaviour in the workplace is also another factor, with awareness being given which can help change behaviour in the workplace to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and cut your organisation’s carbon emissions.
If you are thinking of upgrading your heaters then why not contact Fulcher Edwards who can not only provide a free quote but we can discuss your requirements and give you advice that suits your business. You can contact us via our website on the contact us page or by calling 01923 616985.