Simple business energy saving tips will not only help to reduce your business energy bill but will also cut your carbon emissions.
The Hub has looked at a number of different ways of reducing business energy and therefore cutting business energy bills. Here are a few more suggestions to help reduce your business energy bill.
Previously The Hub has mentioned that at the end of the day or at the weekend, if the office is closed, peripheral devices such as printers and photocopiers should be turned off and not left on stand-by. However, in order to reduce costs further, if possible, try not turning your printer or photocopier on until 10.00am. You could also try switching it off for an hour at lunchtime and even come to an agreement that they can be turned off at 4.00pm or for example, an hour before the office closes.
Remember that if you need to replace your office printer or photocopier, look at the energy efficiency ratings of possible replacements. Don’t spend money replacing your machine with one that’s going to cost you even more in energy consumption.
If you need to print, (remember – think before printing out that email) ensure you only print in full colour if you really need to. Furthermore, if you photocopy things lighter you won’t use as much toner – do you really need the photocopy to be that dark?
Finally, if you need to replace the appliances in your kitchen ensure you do so with energy efficient ones. And don’t over fill the kettle when you boil it!