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Energy Saving Tips for the Office

Spacious officeMany people in the world work in offices. The office is the place where we spend a lot of time during the day. This is the place where we work and we get paid for it. The people who own these offices and the companies who run them, are usually very wealthy people. These people don’t need to worry too much about small things like the bills for the electricity. But still, if you’re an office manager, and you care about the environment and about our planet, you should think about how you can reduce the energy usage in your office. For those who care about these things, we’ve gathered a few energy saving tips for the office, which can help you reduce the bills and help the planet.

The light switches. Every office has a lot of light switches. After all, there are a lot of rooms and lights in the entire building and usually many light switches are located in the same place. This makes it very easy to turn on the wrong light. This uses a lot of energy which is just unnecessary and pointless. But putting a little label next to each light switch can help us know which switch turns which light, and this will save a lot of energy and money. It’s simple and effective.

Conference roomInstall sensors. In every office people often forget to turn off the lights when they get out of a particular room. They usually think that if they don’t pay the bills for the electricity, they can do whatever they want. This thinking is absolutely wrong. But you can’t force people to turn off the lights every time they walk down the corridor. This is why the best way to save energy in this case is to install sensors. They detect movement and turn the lights on. If nobody’s moving near the sensors, the lights will automatically turn off. This will save you a lot of money and trouble, and it’s also very effective.

Natural light. Why use electricity and close ourselves in the dark office, when there’s the beautiful sun shining just outside? The best energy saving tip for your office is to just open the blinds and let the sunshine in. The natural light is a lot healthier and it doesn’t cost anything! Licensed housekeepers remind you to remember to turn off the lights when you open the blinds, because the mixed light is harmful for the eyes, and you won’t save any money this way.

Office plansThe computers. In many offices they make the mistake to leave the computers running even at night. This costs a lot of money and it’s really senseless, because nobody’s using them at night. They just use a lot of electricity and your bills will keep growing.

The air conditioning. Every office nowadays has a central air conditioning. The problem is that usually it’s set on an impossible to reach temperature. It’s better to wear an additional sweater, but to set the air conditioner on a temperature it can reach. The best temperature every conditioner can maintain is between 19 and 24 degrees. Above that you’re just loosing money on electricity without any result.

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The Perils of Not Having an Inventory

The inventory report is a very important part of every tenancy agreement. It’s also very useful to have one when you want to protect your property from the different outside and inside dangers, which might hurt it. More and more people decide to conduct such an inventory to protect their most valuable possessions. But some people still don’t believe in the efficiency of these reports, and decide not to conduct them. And this is where they make a huge mistake. The properly conducted inventory can be even lifesaving in some rare, but still possible cases. For those, who still feel reluctant to the idea, here are listed the perils of not having an inventory done. After you read this, you can think it over again, and maybe make the right decision for your property and for you.  Continue reading “The Perils of Not Having an Inventory”

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Why Property Inventory is Essential?

A few days ago I found this very interesting infographic in a blog about home improvement. It really stunned me how well was everything presented and how interesting and informational it was. The infographic is called “Why Property Inventory is Essential?” and it contains a few very convincing statistics, which show why having an inventory is so important. This infographic answers to some very important and significant questions, like why people choose to have an inventory done, which are the most common reasons for having an inventory and which are the biggest fears, which lead people to doing an inventory. In the end of this very well made infographic there are explained the greatest benefits from having an inventory. I find this information very useful and important. I think everyone should know the risks from not protecting their property. Every responsible landlord and home owner should have such a document, which tells him or her everything there is to know about the condition of the property.  Continue reading “Why Property Inventory is Essential?”