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Energy saving tips for small businesses

This page is dedicated to helping small businesses in the UK save energy, reduce their carbon footprint. We understand that running a business can be tough, but many businesses believe it's important to think about the environment and how we can all do our part in reducing our impact on the planet.

What is worrying small business owners?

In 2022, we surveyed 500 small business owners about what worries them. It turns out their biggest concern is being able to afford their energy bills through the forthcoming winter.

In order to help, we’ve come up with a handy list of energy saving tips, which could not only help you lower your energy bills, but also help you reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Upgrade to LED lighting

    LED lighting is energy-efficient and long-lasting, meaning you'll save money on energy bills and maintenance costs. LEDs use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they can last up to 25 times longer.

  2. Use energy-efficient equipment

    When purchasing new equipment, look for products with an Energy Star rating. These products are designed to use less energy, which can lead to significant cost savings over time.

  3. Install motion sensors

    Install motion sensors in areas such as toilets, storerooms and corridors, so that lights only turn on when someone is present. This will help reduce energy waste.

  4. Improve insulation

    Improving your insulation can help you reduce your heating bills and energy waste. Make sure that your building is properly insulated, and consider investing in double glazing.

  5. Monitor energy use

    Install a smart meter to keep track of your business's energy consumption. This will help you identify areas where you can make improvements and reduce energy waste.

We believe that Octopus Energy is now responsible for Affect Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Octopus Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy are responsible for Ampower UK customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We believe that Yu Energy PLC is now responsible for Bristol Energy Business customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Pozitive Energy is now responsible for Contract Natural Gas customers. Therefore we will connect you with Pozitive Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

You can continue your smart meter journey at your supplier's website. They will take your request forward.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but we will connect you to their website so you can contact them directly.

We believe that Shell Energy are responsible for Hudson customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Shell Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Smartest Energy is responsible for MA Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with Smartest Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that British Gas is responsible for PFP Energy customers. Therefore we are connecting you with British Gas who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

To book your smart meter installation, please contact Pozitive Energy's Customer Care Team on 0333 370 9900. We will be taking you to their website now, where you can login for more information.

We don't currently have information from your energy supplier regarding their bookings for smart meters, but you can still visit their website and contact them directly. They will take your request forward.

You can continue your smart meter journey at your supplier's website. They will take your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy is now responsible for Xcel Energy customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

We believe that Yu Energy is now responsible for Whoop Energy customers. Therefore we will connect you with Yu Energy who will be responsible for taking your request forward.

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FAQs

How long does installation take?

Installations normally take about two hours and are arranged in advance so that you can make any necessary arrangements beforehand to ensure minimal disruption to your normal business operations.

Is my smart meter accurate?

Smart meters are as accurate as traditional meters. By law, all smart meters have to be approved by and certified by the Office of Product Safety & Standards to prove their accuracy. If you believe that there's a fault with your smart meter you can report it to your energy supplier in the same way you do now.

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