As a business owner you’re always going to be looking for new ways to make savings so that you can keep growing and expanding your business. But as the price of energy rises steadily, the power bills is one of those things where it’s seemingly impossible to make a difference. But while the prices will keep on climbing, you can take some steps right now in your business that will work for you and reduce your overall bill.
As a business owner you need to be conscious of what is taking money from your business and not providing an outcome. If you have something that is costing you money and not giving you a benefit in return, get rid of it! So what this means is that if you have computers running overnight, switch them off. Monitors use more power than the computer component itself. If you can, think about using a laptop for your work as they use around 50-90% less power than a desktop PC.
If you have been thinking about solar power for your business for a while, it might be time to make the move to a sunnier way of life. Solar power installation comes with a whole host of rebates and benefits for your business directly from the Government, and it’s never been a better time to take advantage of the solar rebate.
Also, if you don’t have the money to install a solar setup on your roof, think about a power purchase agreement for your commercial solar power. This scheme sees a power company install the solar system for you and then you buy the solar power off the company at a reduced rate. A great option if you are thinking solar but can’t quite stretch to that financial commitment.
If you are one of the businesses whose employees are wearing jumpers to work in summer, then perhaps you need to think about adjusting the thermostat! A comfortable temperature is one where people are free to dress in office clothing without needing extra layers. Also, you need to ensure that you are getting your heater/airconditioner serviced regularly as a way to keep things running efficiently.
If you have access to natural light as an option for your office then use it, by all means. There have been multiple studies performed on the benefits of natural light for your workers. So not only is it great for your power bill, it’s great for your staff. If you don’t have natural light, make sure you’re making the switch to LED lights as the most efficient source.
If you have a low-use area make sure you’re using motion sensors. That way people aren’t going to be leaving lights on when they’re not in an area.
We hope these five tips have been useful for you. By making the commitment to saving power you’re sure to see an improvement to your business’ power bill over time. For a faster improvement though, go solar. This is the number one way to save power and to enjoy a reduced (or even non-existent) power bill. We offer power purchase agreement choices for commercial solar power and would love to speak with you about the needs of your business. Get in touch today.