If you run your own business, you’ll already be well aware of the need to keep costs low and make sure you don’t overspend.
But could you be shelling out too much on your electricity bill without realising it? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some ways you can save energy, cut your business costs and do your bit for the environment as well.
Sort out the lights
At your premises, how long do you keep the lights on for each day? Are there some rooms which have lights on all day for no apparent reason?
Encouraging a culture of turning off lights is actually relatively simple. For example, you could put up a sign asking your team members to make sure they turn off the staff room light if they are the last one out.
Some businesses, of course, need to keep lights on all the time for legitimate purposes. If this applies to you, consider using energy-efficient lighting such as LED or CFL bulbs. Most of these bulbs can be retrofitted, which means the whole fixture doesn’t need to be changed and installation costs are hence kept low.
Hold an energy audit
If you have a large premises or are unsure where to start, it might be worthwhile asking a professional to come to you and help identify where you can reduce energy.
As electrical contractors in Liverpool, we offer services like energy-efficient lighting design and can help you save costs and reduce your environmental footprint.
Cut down on paper
If you have a printer or photocopier in the office, it’s worth thinking about whether lots of printing is really necessary.
You could consider introducing a cloud filing system where your important documents are stored securely on the Internet instead of in physical files. Just think of the savings on ink and paper!
Turn off screens
When walking around an office, it’s amazing how many screens are left on when the person is away from their desk.
Gently encourage staff to turn off monitors when they’re not using them and to put their computers into hibernation mode in the evenings.
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