On Valentine’s Day, we’re often considerate and caring to the people we love, but what about the places we love, too? Energy savings is a great way to show love to your business.  Making small changes can be a huge step in saving money on your energy bill and lessoning your overall carbon footprint. Here are a few simple energy-savings tips to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day.

  • Use Equipment Power Management Features – Place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power “sleep mode” after a designated period of inactivity. You can also purchase a commercial software power management package to do this automatically.
  • Install Timers of Coffee Equipment – Add timers to automatically turn off the heating elements on coffee makers and warmers during non-business hours.
  • Select Double-Sided Printing – More energy is used in the manufacturing and distributing of paper than the actual printing at your office. Print on both sides whenever possible to save energy and our natural resources.
  • Purchase ENERGY STAR®-Certified Appliances – Many offices have a variety of kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers.ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 percent to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models.

For more great ways to save energy and money visit DTE’s Ways to Save.

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