Energy saving tips for business

Energy is a business cost that you can easily control. Start with a couple of these simple energy saving tips then add more as the habit takes hold. You could soon see a difference in your bottom line.

Energy Saving Tips - Lighting
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  • Use natural light where possible and only turn on lights when necessary.
  • Encourage your employees to switch off lights and equipment when leaving rooms.
  • Replace old lighting with energy efficient lights, particularly those that stay on for long periods.
  • Fit motion sensors that automatically switch on and off lights in rarely used areas. 
Energy Saving Tips - Fridge
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  • Choose the most energy efficient fridge you can afford.
  • At close of business, fill empty spaces in refrigerators and freezers with bottled water. This helps to stop cold air escaping and warm air entering whenever the door’s opened.
  • A well-sealed fridge is much more energy efficient, so replace any worn seals.
  • Give your fridge space away from other appliances that emit heat.
  • Shield the fridge motor from direct heat or sunlight and make sure it’s well ventilated.
Energy Saving Tips - Aircon
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Air conditioning and heating

  • Buy the right size and type of heating or air conditioning equipment for your needs.
  • Insulating your premises helps heating and cooling systems work more effectively.
Energy Saving Tips - Computer
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Computers and equipment

  • Switch off computers, printers and copiers at the end of each day.
  • Use electronic documents instead of paper ones.
  • Set your computer to sleep/standby after 20-25 minutes of inactivity.
  • Buy the most energy efficient equipment you can afford.
Energy Saving Tips - Water
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Hot water systems

  • Make sure your hot water system suits your size and usage. 
  • Keep your water system well maintained to maximise its efficiency.
  • Electronic sensors on taps and low-flow nozzles on showers and taps can reduce wasted water and demand on your hot water system.
  • Insulate hot water pipes that are exposed to the outdoors.