Getting through the holidays without any distractions is already hard but working in a chilly office makes the season even tougher. You don’t have to sacrifice high electrical bills to maintain a cozy Arizona office space. Check out these seven easy ways to be cost-efficient during wintertime.
Sunlight is a natural resource for any Arizona office space. Use this to your advantage. Open the blinds and draw back the curtains to let the sunlight heat up the office.
2. Bundle up
Encourage employees to dress warmly. Have regular causal Fridays where employees can come to work in comfortably warm clothes. Turn it into a fun, socializing event with a competition to see who comes to the holiday party in the ugliest Christmas sweater.
3. Warm drinks
Set up a drink station inside your Phoenix office space. There is nothing cozier than a cup of tea to warm up those fingers chilled from typing away on the keyboard. Remember that a cup of tea isn’t always everyone’s, well, cup of tea, so be sure to include coffee, hot cocoa (marshmallows optional), or apple cider on the menu.
4. Save During Non-Office Hours
Turn the thermostat down during the evening and night hours when no one will be inside. Invest in a programmable thermostat that can be programmed to do this, and you won’t have to remember to adjust the temperature every night.
Everyone who works in an Arizona office space has heard that summers here are a “dry heat.” Well, the dryness sticks around during our winters, too! Not only will the added moisture make the office feel warmer, it also combats the dry air that can bring on the “office flu” by soothing nasal passages irritated by the heater.
6. Seal Windows and Doors
Don’t let a common mistake cost you. Heat can slip out through cracks in windows and doors. Trap the heat inside by sealing all the areas air can escape. This trick will also help keep any Phoenix office space cool in a few months when the weather switches from chilly to sweltering.
7. Energy Star Efficient
Outside elements, continual use, and other factors can take a toll on the HVAC system in your Arizona office space. If your electrical bill is higher than normal and your office is still chilly, it’s possibly time for an upgrade. Investing in an Energy Star Efficient HVAC system or other appliance will save you money over time and may even qualify your office for a government tax break.
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