Electricity bills are some of the largest expenses that many business have to deal with. If you are running a business yourself, then it is highly likely you are wanting to find out more about how monitoring costs and reviewing your firms energy efficiency can help you save on business electricity.
Here are some tips for you on how you can do just that!
Switch tariffs at the end of your contract. When your business electricity contract comes to an end, you will usually be automatically rolled over to a more expensive tariff, which is known as an ‘out-of-contract’ rate. If this has happened to you, then you need to sort it quickly, as it can lead to large bills. The best thing to do in this instance, then, is to compare business electricity per kwh from a wide range of suppliers, to find the tariff that is the best for you.
Complete an energy audit. As well as looking at whether there is a cheaper tariff out there that would be better for you, you can also complete an energy audit of your business which will not only give you an overview of how your company uses energy, but also what areas of waste there are. The Carbon Trust has lots of guides and tools available to help you with this, or if your turnover is more than £50 million or you have more than 250 staff then you can have an energy audit completed as part of the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Turn equipment off when it is not being used. We all have a large amount of equipment in our businesses, such as desktops, printers, tv’s and so on. Do you know if they are turned off overnight or at weekends when they are not in use? Every piece of equipment that is left on may only be costing you pennies individually, but when added it up it can mean a larger bill than expected at the end of the month
Use the right kind of meter. When it comes to switching your energy supplier, you may also be offered a smart meter, if you don’t already have one installed. If you are a larger business, you may be offered a half-hourly meter instead. Both of these options are a good idea as they help your supplier to base your bills on the exact amount of electricity you are using, which will also encourage you to be more energy efficient
If you want to compare business energy per kwh to find out whether you can get a better deal or not, then get in touch with the team at D-ENERGi and let us take care of that headache for you.