Energy Costs Can Greatly Affect Your Budget

<p>A common cost associated with printers that people often forget about is the energy costs. Printers and copiers are<a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Sharp-MX-Series-Graphics-for-Mult... style="background-image: none; border-right-width: 0px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: right; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="Sharp MX Series Graphics for Multi-Function Page" border="0" alt="Sharp MX Series Graphics for Multi-Function Page" align="right" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/Sharp-MX-Series-Graphics-for-Mult... width="124" height="82" /></a> usually some of the biggest electricity users in the office. </p> <p>It is hard to figure out exact cost of powering your printers and copiers, but assuming the device is used for 2 hours each day and an office has 50 copiers and 500 printers, energy costs can run about $50,000 a year. This is a cost that can be significantly cut down very easily. </p> <!--break--> <p>One easy way to do this is by consolidating devices. Does your office have a printer, copier and fax machine right next to each other? By using a multifunctioning system instead, you can cut into your power usage immediately. Similarly, if you have personal laser printers scattered around your building, you can consolidate these into multi-function systems, which are typically less expensive to operate than personal printers</p> <p>Using a multifunctioning device that is Energy Star compliant will also help. These devices have different modes that cut down on power usage. They can automatically shut off at night and turn on in the morning, and will go into standby when not in use. These two things can cut your energy costs. </p> <p>We are happy to help you explore options to save energy and save money. Contact us today to learn more.</p> <p><a name="_GoBack"></a></p>