A national campaign known as Big Energy Saving Week has been running this week to help the public in the UK cut their fuel bills and save their money, but are there aspects of this campaign which businesses can benefit from?
Although Big Energy Saving Week is mainly aimed at households and families, there are things that businesses can also learn about saving energy, especially as the winter months are rolling in thick and fast.
Being providers of reliable radiant heating, we understand that many people are looking for energy saving options to heat their homes and businesses this autumn in preparation for the cool weather of winter.
So what can businesses take from the campaign?
How Can Businesses Save?
Much like homeowners, businesses will use energy suppliers for their electricity, gas and water supply. Although their rates will be much higher than a homeowner, there are still savings that can be made while continuing to benefit from being warm.
For example, an office which will need heating through the winter to keep the employees warm can still benefit from this warmth, but there may be savings to be had.
What Should Businesses Do?
If you are a business owner and feel like your company could cut down the amount that they spend of fuel, there are a few ways in which you can go about it:
1. Check Your Bills
When you receive a bill for your business address, take some time to check through it and see what you are paying the most on. Energy suppliers will contact customers once a year to alert you to the cheapest tariffs that they have available that you would benefit from.
It’s also worth finding out if you could save some money by using a different payment method. Often, paying by direct debit makes you entitled to a discount, reducing your bill and helping you save some money.
If you feel like you aren’t receiving the best possible deal from your energy provider, you have every right to switch tariffs or suppliers.
It is advised that you shop around and find a more affordable, reliable tariff before sticking with one every single year. There are various online comparison tools where you can compare a range of tarrifs to help you choose the one which suits your business needs the best.
3.Adapt Your Building
One of the biggest causes of heat loss is heat escaping through the walls and the roof. Combat this by insulating your building to reduce the amount of heat that can escape through these areas. Using double glazing in your windows also reduces the amount of heat that is lost through windows in your building.
You can also save money by doing all the things you would do at home to save energy:
- Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
- Unplug all appliances- do not leave them on standby
- Only use as much water as you need in the kettle or to wash your hands
- Fix any leaking taps
Here at Heritage Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves on helping our customers save both money and energy when it comes to keeping a building warm or cool. We are sure to have a product that is suitable for any business installation, all you need to do is contact us today by calling 01509 814 123 and a member of our team will be happy to advise you.