Save Energy With Commercial Automation
Lower Energy Costs in Your Bloomington, IL Working Space
Did you know that you can lower energy costs in your business simply by integrating commercial automation solutions? From reducing the amount of energy you spend on lighting your office to regulating temperatures for more predictable expenditures on your HVAC system, smart automation can help bring down overhead costs while making your spaces more comfortable. And as you know, a more comfortable employee is a more productive one. In this blog, we’ll show you some smart features you can integrate for a better working environment.
Start with Lighting
Lighting is one of the biggest technology expenses your company faces on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s just the light that you’re using to get your work done or unnecessary waste like lights on in the breakroom or bathroom when not in use, lighting can account for up to 39 percent of your daily expenditures. And that number goes up when you’re talking about specialty industries like hospitality. So how do you reduce your lighting expenses? Installing LED lighting fixtures is the first step. LEDs are far more energy efficient than your standard incandescent or fluorescent fixtures. Unlike the latter two, which burn off most of the energy used to power them as heat, LED lights use up to 70 to 80 percent of the energy used for power. Additionally, technologies such as dimmers and occupancy sensors can ensure that your light energy isn’t wasted when it’s not needed. You could reduce your costs by up to 60 percent by installing dimmers alone. The result is a more energy-efficient solution for your entire workplace. Lastly, daylight harvesting is a great idea as well. That’s when your system uses the available sunlight in a space to determine how much artificial light is needed. By integrating motorized shades and daylight sensors, you may not even realize when the sun goes down and the lights come on, because it will all happen automatically.
Efficient Smart Shading
Speaking of motorized shades, did you know they can help you regulate the temperature in your workplace? That can help you save a lot of money when you’re heating or cooling the area for a comfortable environment. By lowering heavy shades in the winter and using sunshades in the summer, your office space can maintain a consistent internal temperature without adjusting the thermostat. Plus, maintaining comfort is essential to your office’s well-being. Whether the sun is causing too much glare or the windows are letting in too much of the heat, you can make an instant change with the touch of a button on your computer or mobile device. If you’re interested in learning how commercial automation can keep your workers comfortable and productive while reducing energy costs, contact Liaison Homes today!