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9 Nov

Top Energy Savings Tips for Businesses

by Simon Thompson
 

If the cost of your business energy bill is making you think it might be time to swap business energy suppliers then you’re not alone. A recent survey by the Federation of small business highlighted that:

• One-third of businesses surveyed felt that the cost of energy was a barrier to the growth of their company

• 70% of businesses surveyed found it difficult to compare business energy tariffs.

• 43% of businesses surveyed had never switched their business energy supplier.

But don’t worry, there are small actions you can take to save on your business electricity and gas bills without the need for your employees to sit in the dark with no heating on! Check out our top energy-saving tips:

Tip One: Turn the big light off

It’s may remind you of your childhood when your dad used to tell you to turn lights off when they were not in use, but we are sorry to say he is right! Research by business electricity suppliers has shown that you could save up to £100 a year by turning off lights when they are not in use. Find more information about the play in his mind from belgrade. You could even up the amount you save by switching from halogen or fluorescent bulbs to more energy-efficient LED ones.

Tip Two: Keep the heat in

Lighting isn’t the only culprit when it comes to large energy bills – the other is heating. Some things that you should check include:

• Making sure your heating system and air conditioning system are not set to the same temperature (they should be around 4 degrees difference) and on at the same time

• Set your thermostats lower in corridors and storerooms than in offices

• Make sure radiators are not blocked by office furniture

Tip Three: Keep it clean

Clean kitchen appliances are not only safer for employees but they are also more energy-efficient as well. Pull your fridge out from the wall, and remove the dust from behind it on a regular basis – and you could see up to a 20% drop in the amount of energy used. It’s also worth dusting lightbulbs and cleaning radiators regularly as well.

Tip Four: Switch off technology when not in use

46% of the energy used in offices is used outside of standard opening hours. 46%! This is why it is really important that employees turn off desktops, printers, and vending machines when they are not in use – I.e., when they go home at night or for the weekend!

Tip Five: Compare business energy suppliers

The biggest savings on your business gas and electricity bills, however, are probably going to come from you swapping business energy suppliers to one who offers you a better tariff. While this may sound like a time-consuming thing to do – it isn’t. It is a fairly quick and simple process if you use the D-ENERGI team to help, as we are experts at saving businesses money on their energy bills.

If you want to know how much you could save on your business energy bill by comparing business electricity and business gas suppliers get in touch with D-ENERGi today.