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5 tips for lowering your small business energy bill

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We all want to reduce expenses and increase our bottom line, one way that many small businesses are doing this is by lowering their energy bill. Here, we will give you five tips for lowering your small business’s energy bill!

Switch commercial utility supplier

If you have been on a contract for a while, it may be time to switch suppliers. Your current supplier might not have the best rates, or they might lack customer service and support for their customers. When looking for a new commercial utility supplier, make sure that they offer transparent pricing with no hidden fees so you know what your bill will look like every month! We’re confident, we can save you money, so reach out to us here.

Switch off computers and other equipment

Computers and other equipment are always drawing power even when they are not in use. This is wasted energy that you could be saving by turning things off. So, next time your workday ends or if you are out of the office, turn off all electronic devices and appliances!

Install efficient lighting

If you are not already using LED bulbs in the office, it might be time to upgrade! LED lighting can produce up to 70% more light than standard lamps and its average lifetime is much longer. Consider installing them for your next lighting project. We found the Philips LED saving calculator a useful tool to calculate potentials savings, click here to visit.

What’s more, you should also make sure to turn off the light when it’s not in use as well. This is an easy place to start because it does not cost much in terms of money or effort but has a big impact on reducing your costs!

Turn the heating down

It might not seem like a big deal but turning your heating down by just one degree can save up to 15% on your energy bill. So, review what temperature you currently have your thermostat set up.

Get rid of draughts to reduce heat loss

It’s not just turning your heat down that you need to worry about. Draughts can be a big problem for small businesses too, as they can cause up to 30% of heat loss, which means more money unnecessarily spent on heating your business premises. So, try and get rid of them by adding draught excluders or curtains where there is an open window.

 

We hope that you found these tips useful and can apply them within your business. Let us know how you get on and if you have any cost-saving suggestions we would love to hear them, so click here to get in touch today.

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