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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to find out more?
- How to request a smart meter - Find out how you can get a smart meter for your small business.
- The benefits of smart meters for small businesses - We lay out all the potential benefits in getting a smart meter for your small business.
- Reducing costs for your small business - Find out how you can get costs down, including getting a smart meter!
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.