Thinking Green: How to Reduce Energy Costs Within Your Business

October 11 2016

James Patten


Reducing energy costs should be an important part of any business agenda.

By improving your energy efficiency, you’ll not only reduce your impact on the environment, your business will also benefit financially. It’s clear that saving energy is a smart business move for all owners, but is it easy to do?

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The simple answer is yes. You just need to implement some basic energy saving strategies within the workplace – we have highlighted some of the most important ones below.

Reduce Waste

Reducing waste should be the first thing your business does when it comes to implementing energy saving solutions. This could be anything from reducing the amount of paper used to going completely paperless. By emailing important documents instead of using printed handouts, your business could dramatically reduce its footprint.

Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

If your company uses standard light bulbs, you should consider swapping these out for either LEDs or CFLs. These are both a lot more energy efficient, and last up to 15 times longer than a regular bulb. They also use around 75% less energy!

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Remember to Switch Off

Remembering to switch off lights and equipment when they are not in use can definitely help to reduce your energy usage (and your energy bills!). Encourage your employees to switch off lights when leaving an empty room, switch off and unplug their computers at the end of a working week and set their monitors to automatically switch off when inactive for a certain amount of time.

Choose Energy Efficient Heating Solutions

You should ensure that your business workspace is properly insulated, as this is one of the most effective ways to save energy. By installing external or internal insulation, your business will become a lot warmer and more comfortable for you and your employees. It will also help to reduce your heating consumption!

As winter approaches, the heating system within your workplace will be working harder than ever. Therefore, not only is having a good heating system an effective way to reduce energy costs, it will also ensure that it lasts throughout the colder months. To keep it working efficiently, you need to ensure that your workplace isn’t unintentionally losing heat.

Heritage Heating & Cooling Ltd provide highly efficient and cost effective industrial heating solutions for businesses. We provide flexible heating equipment for a variety of different industrial environments, including warehouses and garages.

To find out more about how we can help your business reduce energy costs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01509 814 123 and we will be more than happy to provide you with more information.

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