We’re always told the importance of saving energy whilst we’re at home, but quite often we forget about the energy used in an office environment. Millions of pounds are spent running electronic equipment such as computers and printers, which consume a lot of electricity when they are in use and when they are left on standby.
When you walk into the office on a Monday morning and find that they’ve removed all of the bins, then you know that something is up. There was an email on Friday afternoon, but that got the Friday afternoon treatment and went straight into the bin. (more…)
A present-day office depends on so many electrical devices that a power outage would cause a halt in their operations. What this means is that the prevention of such a thing and a timely response may be crucial for your productivity. With that in mind and without further ado, here are several things you need to know in order to be prepared for a situation like this.(more…)
Switching from one business gas supplier to another is all about proper timing. Compared with residential consumers, companies transferring their tariff to a new provider is slightly more complicated. The new provider typically requests the company to provide additional information such as the size of the business, the average energy usage, and the type of contract with the existing supplier as well as its duration. Keep in mind that before you can switch to a new supplier, the deal with the current supplier must be extinguished accordingly. (more…)
Energy, in its many forms, is what keeps the world turning in more ways than one. We eat energy, we drink energy, we sell energy, but we can never destroy energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, nor can it be created, only converted. You may hear the phrase ‘wasted energy’, which usually refers to the generation process of gas and electricity; however, this does not mean that the wasted energy disappears forever; it means that the potentially useable energy that the original material had was converted into an energy type that is useless to us, unless converted once again. A good example of this would be in a power plant: when electricity is generated almost two thirds of potential energy stores are lost to the environment, primarily as heat energy. At present, this energy is simply released into the atmosphere through cooling towers. However, what if there was a way of recovering this energy and converting it into something useful?(more…)
Energy saving is one of the keywords of modern living. We are constantly reminded of the fact that fossil fuels are not infinite, and that climate change is a real threat to the world. Yet, we need to keep our homes warm, and we tend to use gas or electric central heating – or for those in more remote places, perhaps oil – to power our heating systems. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, when central heating began to become more commonplace, many homeowners with older houses stopped using traditional open fires and many were blocked up as a result, and replaced with more modern gas versions. However, the open, wood burning fire is now becoming more popular, and so are log burners.(more…)
Often we are told that freezing a hard drive after data loss may help recover the files. This is an urban myth which is discussed at length in data recovery forums. Many users claim to have recovered all their data after freezing their hard drive. There are reasons why this may help in certain circumstances, but there are also reasons why this can be very dangerous. (more…)
Running a business can be tremendous fun, and it can also be a real challenge too. Many things can make your business life a trial, and one of the biggest issues involves the premises you run your business out of. When natural disasters occur, it can mean a major issue for your business. One of the most common problems that a business can face occurs when a flood happens. This can mean a massive amount of financial pain, as you lose equipment and your premises are damaged, requiring drying out and repair. Even if you’re insured, you could lose business days due to repairs having to take place. And that’s assuming they happen quickly.
It is one of the big questions of recent years. People are completely clear on the benefits of solar panels, and why they should have them, but they still remain undecided about having them installed in their homes.