Between looking after your customers, staff and the products or services you offer, there’s a lot you’re already juggling. However, there is one important element that’s quite often overlooked when reviewing running costs and that’s your energy consumption.
Let’s explore simple yet effective ways to cut energy costs and improve workplace sustainability.
Service your equipment
If appliances aren’t serviced regularly, chances are they’re not working efficiently. Keep a record of when equipment is due for servicing and note the outcome. Replace any parts promptly – the longer you take to action the more energy you’ll be using.
When you invest in a new appliance, always check the energy rating. At a quick glance, you can see how efficient the model is relative to other models of the same size. The more stars on the label, the more efficient the appliance and that boils down to a reduced energy bill.
There are quick fixes you can adopt to save on lighting costs. Change your light bulbs to LED, use motion sensor lights if possible and turn off all lights at the end of trading.
Read your energy bill
When it comes to energy bills, if you’re time-poor you might only look – at the amount owing and when it’s due. But if you take a little extra time to read your bills, you can make smart choices about your usage and that can help reduce the ‘damage’.