As a new year is ushered in, these Fortune 500 Managers look back on last year, and the benefits they saw after using Cozy Products® Personal Office Heaters. The authors of the below excerpts are Fortune 500 Facility Operations Managers and Health and Safety Managers who have chosen to supply their places of operation or product catalogs with Cozy Products® Personal Office Heaters . Check out their initial thoughts and reactions, and how Cozy Products® worked for them:
“We recently distributed over 450 Toasty Toes foot warmers as a green initiative at our company. We are a Fortune 500 company with a campus of over 1 million square feet of office space. A recent survey found almost 500 space heaters on campus. By replacing the majority of space heaters we conservatively estimate that our company will save over $17,000 in electricity costs not to mention over 140,000 pounds in greenhouse gases in just one heating season! Not only are your units inherently safer but the nuisance breaker trips from space heaters are now almost nonexistent. I only wish your products were more readily available from some of our approved suppliers such as Grainger or Staples. Now that the giveaway is over people want to know where to get them! Thanks for providing us an easy way to save energy and improve office safety."
“I was put in charge of operating the physical plant here at [company undisclosed] about 18 months ago. I've been tasked with reducing energy costs and finding inefficiencies within our operations. As I was looking through various EPA, DOE and many college websites I came across the idea of using foot warmers instead of space heaters. Over the years we've experienced just about every negative that space heaters have with the exception of a fire, thankfully. From the survey that showed almost 500 space heaters in our offices alone, it was obvious the problem had gotten way out of hand.”
“After an exhaustive search and sampling many different products, I settled on Toasty Toes. One big plus for this product was the red LED that turns on when the unit is operating. I wanted something that would remind the user that the unit was on. To be honest, that little red light is what swayed my decision. I know that Cozy Products® offers several products, but for simplicity's sake I chose a one size fits all solution."
Additionally, here's what the U.S. Department of Energy has to say about energy efficiency and renewable energy in regards to portable heaters:
Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating in one room. They can also boost the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating your entire home.
Although most space heaters rely on convection (the circulation of air in a room) to heat a room, some rely on radiant heating; that is, they emit infrared radiation that directly heats up objects and people that are within their line of sight. Radiant heaters are a more efficient choice when you will be in a room for only a few hours, if you can remain within the line of sight of the heater. They can be more efficient when using a room for a short period because they avoid the energy needed to heat the entire room by instead directly heating the occupant of the room and the occupant's immediate surroundings.