Business owners and warehouse managers are always on the lookout for the best deals for warehousing energy prices. They forget that there are many other ways to make savings on their energy prices which only requires them to make simple changes. Energy bills are some of the greatest expenses for a business that possesses warehouse facilities. Businesses with warehouses bear substantial costs to ensure that the products are safely stored within their warehouse facilities, maintaining the standards that need to be adopted in a warehouse.
Let’s look at some of the easiest and most productive ways to achieve significant energy savings in a warehouse.
Set Up Sensors
Setting up sensors in your warehouse can help you make savings on energy costs. Occupancy sensors can detect movement within an area and provide the necessary lighting in that area. Occupancy sensors can also detect vehicles and switch on the lights if necessary. These sensors will switch off the lights in an area that is not in use.
Daylight sensors can be used in coordination with your lighting system to reduce electricity consumption. These sensors detect natural sunlight and can reduce the number of lights switched on. Daylight sensors can be especially productive with the option of dimming lights.
Install Skylights Or Transom Windows
A warehouse is a very large premises where items are stored. With the help of skylights or transom windows, a warehouse can make use of natural light during the day to help reduce energy costs. Making use of natural sunlight the warehouse no longer needs to be a dark place.
The initial investment to install skylights or transom windows can be difficult to manage. But the investment will not be purposeless because warehouse owners will notice a significant drop in their electricity consumption. This is because, with the availability of natural light sources, fewer lights need to be running on electricity translating into regular energy savings.
Switching Over To An LED Light System
A warehouse using incandescent lights as a main source of lighting uses much more energy. There was a time when you could have had the excuse that LED lights cost much more than regular incandescent lighting. In the modern world today, LED lights are cheaper than their incandescent lighting counterparts and have a longer lifespan. LED light is also much easier on the eyes in comparison to incandescent light.
One of the main advantages of switching over to an LED lighting system is that you will be able to significantly reduce energy consumption. The electricity used by the lighting system is at least 17% if not more of your total electricity consumption. You can make savings of about 75% on your lighting system simply by installing LED lights. Another advantage of switching over to LED lights is that they do not need to be replaced every so often.
Using All Available Space
A warehouse is a premises to efficiently store products or items. Sometimes warehouse managers squander valuable warehouse space by insisting on using up more floor space. Instead of placing items on the floor, consider making shelves that allow you to stack items one on top of the other.
This way you will be able to store more items in the same space because you are utilising every square foot. You can also make savings on the heating, cooling system because you are using less floor space within the warehouse.