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6 Ways To Reduce Business Energy Costs

Heating and lighting are often a large fixed cost for any business these days and with energy costs forever on the increase there is no sign of this stopping. However a smart business will look for ways to reduce their long-term energy costs that will allow them to increase revenue. In this post I am going to share with you six ways that you can reduce the energy costs for your business.

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Replace your old fashioned light bulbs

If you think about it your business lighting is most likely on all of the day,everyday. Furthermore you do not just have one bulb, you could have hundreds of old fashioned light bulbs in your buiness premisis. Replacing your old light bulbs with up-to-date energy efficient bulbs count mean substantial savings on daily running costs for your business.

Upgrade your dated heating system

in the weather conditions of the UK commercial heating is used for most of the year but a lot of businesses are still relying on their old fashioned gas gussling heating systems. Upgrading to a new commercial heating system that has high energy efficiency could make huge savings for your business all year round, as well as meaning that your business operations are now more enviromentally friendly.

turn your computers off instead of leaving them on standby 

Let’s face it, nearly all of us leave our office computers in standby overnight instead of actually turning them off. When all of your business computers are left in standby everyday of the year then this is going to add up to a large cost for your business which could be saved just by turning your computers off overnight. If you are not able to turn computers off overnight then you could set them up just to turn off or hibernate over the weekend.

Stop using as much paper

Next time you go to print an email, just stop and think whether you actually need to print it out instead of just storing it on your computer. Printing out on papers doesnt just mean expensive costs in buying paper but  printing from your office printer is where you are going to be using a lot of energy. Furthermore you could also recycle paper that you have used

Keep windows closed in the winter

A common problem for businesses in the UK is employees leaving the window open and forgetting to close them overnight when the temperature drops. This can cause you to lose a lot of heat energy and cause you to increase business in heating your office back-up for your days work.

Invest in solar pannels

Solar pannels will not be suitable for every business and a lot of it depends on where your business is located and how much sun you get. However despite the initial investment, solar pannels can generate a large amount of energy for your business and reduce your monthly energy bills.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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