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Our Top Tips for Saving Energy

Due to the current challenges the business energy sector is facing, businesses are trying to save costs whenever possible. We have compiled some of our best energy saving tips because the cheapest unit of energy is the one you don’t use.

Lighting Saving Tips

• Replacing light bulbs with more eco-friendly and efficient ones.

• Where possible, any lighting renovation should start by using daylighting as much as possible and reducing electric lighting accordingly.

• Update lighting with certified CFL and LED bulbs.

• Installation of occupancy sensors. Occupancy sensors can detect motion , switching off lights in unoccupied areas and turning them back on when movement is detected. Occupancy sensors save energy and help to reduce maintenance costs. Heating &

Cooling Tips

• Ensure your boiler is regularly serviced and tuned.

• Seal cracks around windows and doors.

• Check the insulation on hot and cold pipework and valve flanges.

• Regularly check and change your air filter. A system that works correctly will not waste energy trying to cool or heat.

• Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly. Just like a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.

Behavioural Tips

• The behaviour of employees is one of the most common reasons a client will receive our site consumption alerts.

• Managing behaviour before, during and after opening times can save energy across a range of areas.

• Create start up and shutdown schedules.

• Ensure all areas of your business communicate to identify potential energy saving opportunities such as changing customer numbers or reduced equipment requirements.

• Make sure to submit regular meter readings to ensure you are being billed correctly.

• Adjust open and close schedules in line with the clocks going back this month.

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