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Business Energy Saving Tips

If switching business gas or electricity supplier has already saved you money, then these basic business energy saving tips could help save you even more. Like most things, every little helps and when multiplied can have a larger impact on your energy saving. Doing two or three of these small things may potentially add up to much larger savings, especially if every person in your business makes a small effort to contribute to saving on gas and electricity usage:

Throw on a Sweater Room Thermostat
Turn the PC off! Turn off Phone Charger!
Plug up Drafts Let Radiators Breathe
Empty Room? Why Heat? Radiators and Tin Foil
House Insulation Light Bulbs
Thermostat Down The Future is Science

Wear a Sweater to Work

Wearing a sweater to work means you’ll be able to turn the heating down in your office. You’ll save on energy use, and importantly the business carbon footprint. 

Install Office or Shop Thermostats

Installing a thermostat to monitor temperature in a room, office, shop floor or workshop that previously didn’t have one could reduce your gas or electricity bill, and your carbon footprint by 280kg a year. 

Don’t leave things on Standby

If everyone in the UK turned their PC's off overnight instead of leaving them on standby, it would save potentially more than £30million across the UK on business energy bills. If your business uses a lot of screens why not ask that each staff member switches off their PC at the end of each day? A simple way to reduce your business energy payments. 

Unplug Unused Chargers

This is a really easy way of reducing the price of your energy bills. If you’re not using a phone or laptop charger, unplug it. The amount of energy they use depends on the charger, but if you leave them plugged in the cost will add up. 

Plug up any Drafts

Caulk up any holes or cracks in door and window frames. This will help save money on your gas bill as your office won’t be cooling down as quickly thanks to the cold outside air. 

Leave Radiators open, Remember to Bleed them

Don’t put desks or furniture in front of radiators, they’ll absorb heat and make your radiators less efficient at heating rooms and offices. This might require you to reshuffle some of the things in your office, but could shave a lot off your business energy payments in the long run. 

Put Foil behind your Radiators

It may sound like a silly idea, but a cheeky way of saving energy is by putting a sheet of foil behind your radiators will help reflect the heat back into your business, making your radiator more efficient as less heat is lost through the wall. 

Close the Doors

You only need to heat rooms that you are using. By shutting the doors, the warmth will stay in the rooms you want heated. That way you’ll save money on your energy bill. If you have a meeting room that is being used in the afternoon, leave the heating off until shortly before everyone arrives. 

Insulate your Business

This is a big energy saving tip - If you have a small office, loft insulation typically costs around £250 and over the course of a year can save you £145*, so after 2 years you’ll be seeing a return on your investment. For peace of mind, you’re also reducing your CO2 emissions by 730kg per year. There are a lot of schemes on the market that offer to insulate your business for free.

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

By using energy saving light bulbs you can reduce per bulb. It may not sound like much but even if you only have 15 bulbs in your entire building you’d save an extra £45 a year, which isn’t bad considering you just order a different box of bulbs when you’re picking up business utilities. your yearly electricity bill by £3

Turn down your Thermostat

After installing a thermostat, put on your sweater and turn your heating down by a few degrees. In an office turning down a room thermostat by 1degree could save you around £55* a year! (And reduce your carbon footprint by 230kg). 

Use Modern Energy Efficient Appliances

Modern appliances are much more energy efficient than those that were made 10-15 years ago. If your fridge, dishwasher or microwave are old, consider replacing them. Modern appliances are given a rating on the BRFC efficiency scale to indicate how energy efficient they are.

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