Many businesses will experience a significant rise in energy use from autumn to winter. However, with a little forward planning you can prepare your business and control your energy bills through the colder months. Take a look at these five simple ways you can reduce your energy bills and save money this winter.
1. Carry out a quick audit
Checking how energy efficient your business is before the cold weather arrives is a good way to spot areas for improvement. Walk around the premises to identify energy loss trouble spots and act on any maintenance issues before they start costing you money.
2. Take proactive action
Make sure you know when the clocks change so you’re ready to adjust your lighting and heating controls to avoid wasting energy.
3. Turn off appliances
The workplace will be getting dark earlier by now. Remember to turn off lights and other appliances before you leave the building. Consider installing task lighting instead of overhead lighting.
4. Get the temperature just right
When winter arrives the temptation is to turn the heating up. But before you do, check your settings to avoid overheating the workplace. Every 1Â°C of overheating can increase your energy costs by 8%*.
5. Check your boiler
A boiler that isn’t working properly is less efficient and could let you down when the colder weather arrives. Now is the best time to get any heating appliances serviced.
*The Carbon Trust