“Money saved is money earned.”
Often people look for holistic ways to reduce their expenses. One of the primary factors influencing expenses is energy consumption. Energy resources given to humans are limited. Hence they need to be used judiciously. In this blog, we focus on ways to cut down energy consumption in the workplace kitchen space. It is easy to walk your path with our energy-saving methods. Go the extra mile to save what you have. Make a few simple changes and trim your budget significantly.
Some basic efforts in the right direction can give your office a new face altogether. Follow some tips and tricks to diminish your operational costs. Here are some tips for conserving energy in your office kitchen:
- Inefficient equipment causes a great deal with your running costs in a tech space. Such equipment draws more power than just required; also, they emit heat, contributing to huge cooling bills. Switch to energy-efficient designs such as Energy Star certified equipment. Or use appliances with an energy rating between A and A+++ to reduce your energy consumption. These types of equipment use far less energy than their standard counterparts and help you cut down your costs too.
- Make sure you keep your equipment clean and service it at regular intervals. Your kitchen refrigerator requires hard work because its condenser coils become clogged with dust. As a consequence, the resulting insulated coils prevent heat expulsion. Replace your water filters at regular intervals to ensure zero cloggings. This prevents calcification and mineral deposits in your equipment. The scale buildup impacts the internal components of your equipment, downgrading their efficiency.
- The electric kettle that you use in your office kitchen requires excess energy. You may lose track of time and boil your water two or more times than needed which is a major cause of waste of energy. Boil your water and cover the elements when making tea for yourself. This will reduce your required time and save energy consumption as per the need. As a convenient step, you may replace the kettle with an instant hot water dispenser.
- The amount of energy used in between your cooking bursts often exceeds the amount used while cooking. Switch off your kitchen appliances after use, including toaster, microwave, griller, etc. This will help you keep peace with your specified budget.
- The cool air in your refrigerator escapes each time you open its door. It is better to get what you need as quickly as possible. Also, take a quick test at the sealing of your refrigerator door by putting in a paper between the door and the door seals. If it moves inside, then you certainly need to replace it.
- Allow a space of 20 cm at each side as well as at the back of your vending machine for adequate circulation. Also, maintain a gap of a minimum of three inches between the back of your water coolers, freezers, refrigerators, and the wall, if you don’t want the heat to get stuck in there.
- Keep your cylinder thermostat at 60°C/140°F and your refrigerator at “Defrost” to ensure optimum use. This way, your equipment uses less energy and lasts longer.
- Switch off your kitchen appliances at night or put timers on your “ambient” devices so that they are off overnight as well as on weekends.
“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”
Take such simple steps and work your way out. These simple measures can not only extend the life of your equipment but save you loads of energy consumption. In addition to this, you can bring down the overall costs with this method.
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