There are lots of ways for small businesses to cut down on their energy use and save money. Here are some of them.


On top of all the overheads of running a small business, energy costs can often prove the biggest financial burden. 

The good news is, by making simple changes to the way your business operates, you stand to make great savings on your annual business energy costs. There are lots of ways for small businesses save on their energy bills, and we’ll be sharing some of the best advice here, including everyday tips and more unusual ways to save.

Replace Existing Lightbulbs

Most businesses leave their lights on all day, it’s important to install energy-efficient bulbs that don’t cost a lot to run. They may be considerably more expensive to buy than traditional bulbs, but what you’ll save in running them will more than offset this cost. They’re also much more reliable, so you’ll rarely find yourself forking out for a new batch.

Always Use Sleep Mode

Whether going out for lunch or popping out for appointments, your staff should get in the habit of switching computers and tech to sleep mode when not in use. Of all the energy-consuming devices in the workplace, computers often use the most electricity, adding to your bill. By switching to sleep mode wherever possible, you’ll limit the amount of power the computer requires.


Buy Energy Star Equipment

If your business is in the market for new electrical equipment (computers, printers etc.) don’t base your purchase purely on price. To save money in the long term, not just the short, opt for devices which have been given the seal of approval from Energy Star.

Energy Star is the world’s largest independent energy conservation movement. Their aim is to help people reduce their consumption by promoting efficient products, such as energy saving computer monitors and televisions.


Ways to Save on Business Energy Bills

Let Your Employees Work From Home

Though some employers might feel uncomfortable letting their staff work from home, the benefits of doing so are two-fold. First, fewer bodies in the office means less power consumed, and you could see a significant drop in your electricity bill as a result. 


Take Advantage of Tax Breaks

Local governments offer a number of tax breaks and incentives to businesses which actively try to operate in a more environmentally friendly way, and small businesses in particular could really benefit from the reliefs offered.

Check for Draughts

Heating and climate control are among the biggest expenses when it comes to business energy, and leaks and draughts can hamper their efficiency. Asking staff to be mindful of draughts will help to ensure your heating and cooling systems aren’t using gas and electricity unnecessarily.

This is representative of the entire push for greater energy efficiency; small changes can lead to significant long-term savings without inhibiting the performance of the business.


Head on over to our business energy solutions page for more information.



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