If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills (who isn’t?), we’re offering our top 5 energy saving tips for businesses. These simple hacks can save you money and help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Check your energy supplier
Going back to basics, making sure to factor in a regular review of your energy bills is a must when it comes to cutting down your costs. Sure, if you’ve entered into an annual contract you may have to pay a penalty fee, but if you find a like-for-like quote that will save you hundreds of pounds a year, it can be worth making the switch.
Don’t leave your lights switched on
Most of us know not to leave lights switched on when we’re leaving a room, but there are other appliances and electrical equipment that can also help you save on energy bill costs. From microwaves to computers, making sure they’re switched off when no one is using them throughout the day can help you save. It might not seem like much – but it all adds up. Placing simple reminders for your employees to switch off lights, kitchen appliances and computers when they’re no longer using them can really help get everyone on board for a greener day in the office, that will also save you money.
Invest in a smart building
Going one step further than step 2, there are also smart lights that use motion sensors to detect when a room is occupied or vacant. They also use sensors to ensure that the brightness of the light adjusts to the natural light levels throughout the day – meaning that if you already have lots of natural light in your work environment, the smart lights may even automatically switch off at intervals. There are also smart heating systems which can automatically regulate the temperature of a room based on real-time fluctuations in temperature. This essentially takes the guesswork out of saving money on your energy bills by leveraging automated technology.
Don’t let the heating get out of control
In the UK, it’s easy for heating bills to get out of hand – both in the home and the workplace. As a business, you have certain regulations to meet when it comes to providing a work environment that falls within a healthy temperature range. But once you’ve met those requirements, you don’t want to find that your employees have been turning up the heat a little too much. The energy required for heating is often the most money-guzzling, so it’s important to keep tabs on this area. Even turning down the heating by just one degree can make all the difference. It’s also worth adding thermostatic valves to the radiators in the room to better regulate the temperature, which can be pre-set by you.
If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it can be worth switching to a more efficient boiler, or even a renewable heating source.
Invest in solar panels
Solar panels may come with a pricey upfront cost, but you could save up to 70% on your energy bills, and even make a little money from any excess electricity you provide back to the grid. It’s a renewable energy source, so will also contribute to lowering your carbon emissions to meet your corporate responsibility goals.
If you’re looking to install solar panels for your business in the Peterborough area, Bailey Electrical are fully qualified for the job and offer an excellent level of service. Contact us today to find out more.