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Spend $200 now and SAVE $75 each year... ROI = 37.5%
Break room equipment like Refrigerators, Microwaves, and Vending Machines account for about 4% of an office's energy costs. Many offices even have refrigerated beverage vending machines. These machines use quite a bit of energy in part because they operate all day and night. Adding a time clock or a device such as a ‘Vending Mi$er™’ control can cut energy use significantly. The advanced systems include occupancy-based control sensors that shut the vending machine off when the break room has been vacant for a preset period of time. This device costs less than $200.
In some cases, electric utilities are giving them away at no cost. The ROI Calculations are based on a typical Beverage Vending Machine, which, for its lights alone uses 150 watts, 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for an average cost of $85. The total electrical cost including the refrigeration adds up to $150 per year. A smart sensor device can cut the energy use nearly in half. That adds up to $75 per year and means the $200 investment, could pay for itself in a little more than two and half years.