As mentioned in 4 ways to lower your heating bills this winter, it can be easy to lose your grip on your heating bills during the winter. The helpful tips in that article will go a long way to reducing your heating costs, but here are 4 more ways to lower your heating bills this winter.
1: Position Workstations Thoughtfully
Electronics like computers and photocopiers in your office generate heat which can be wasted if they are placed without much thought. Positioning your employees workstations in a way that allows their computer fans to heat up the room, by aiming them into the room instead of at walls etc. This might not save a huge amount, depending on how many computers are running, but everything adds up and the computers are being used anyway.
2: Seal Up Holes In Exterior Walls
Electrical cables, gas lines and pipes all come in through exterior walls and if they aren’t properly sealed then you could be losing a lot of heat through the gaps, you could also be leaving your premises open to mice and insects. Even if they have been sealed with caulk, the seal can degrade over time and become obsolete. Get a can of expanding foam and simply seal the gaps, this is very cost effective and takes very little time.
3: Book A Thermal Image Leak Detection
Thermal imaging technology is very advanced and allows us to identify exactly where heat is escaping from a room. By booking a thermal image leak detection you can find gaps that you didn’t know were there and fill them in. This helps to eliminate wasted heat and reduce your dependency on your heating system.
4: Turn Down Your Thermostat
Turning down your thermostat might sound like an obvious solution, but it is one of the best ways to save money on heating. Lowering your thermostat by just one degree can save you as much as 3% on heating bills.
Stay warm for less this winter. Position workstations in a way that best uses the heat they generate, seal up holes in exterior walls, get a thermal imaging leak detection expert to show you exactly where heat is escaping and slightly adjust your thermostat to make big savings.