Top tips every small or large business should know to reduce their energy costs and increase their profits
No matter the size of your business, if you’re looking to increase profits without increasing sales, the simplest thing you can do is save on your energy costs. Awareness surrounding energy consumption and the affect it has on carbon emissions and the environment is continuously increasing and businesses need to lower their carbon footprint in order to retain their customers. Here are just a few of the ways that you can dramatically lower your energy costs and have a positive environmental impact:
Take Advantage of A FREE Energy Consultation
The first and possibly most important step in reducing your energy costs is to get an energy consultation. Most energy companies offer a free energy audit with no strings attached. At Ecusol, we provide a free no commitment appraisal and assessment of your current energy usage, followed up with a report outlining how your usage can be dramatically reduced to significantly reduce costs and improve your carbon footprint.
Switch to LED Lights
On average, lighting amounts to 25% of an organisation’s electricity costs. There are too many advantages of LED lights to list them all, namely a longer lifespan and improved energy efficiency. LED lights can last over 40 times longer than average bulbs; our LED lights at Ecusol have a life span in the region of 10 years of 24/7 use. They are also up to 90% more efficient than traditional lights, significantly reducing your energy costs and carbon emissions. In addition to reducing your bills, there are many health benefits for your entire workforce, including healthier brains, improved concentration and motivation, and lower stress levels.
Generate Your OWN Electricity
The UK climate is said to be one of the best in the world to generate renewable energy, such as PV Solar and Wind Turbines. Generating your own electricity will make a huge impact on your energy bill. Solar energy is self-generated thus lowering your energy consumption, the return of this investment can be paid back in savings over a short period of time and it requires very little maintenance. Wind power is another form of renewable energy that can be used to significantly reduce your utility bill. Improvements in efficiency and lower component costs have made wind turbines a much more appealing option for energy generation. Both products can be installed by the Ecusol team with no initial capital outlay and financed with low interest tax efficient loans and/or power purchase agreements. In addition, it will allow you to market your business as green, which will be highly beneficial amid the rise in customers making more conscious purchasing choices.
Reduce the Price Per Unit of Your Utilities
Ecusol has full market access and are guaranteed to find the best deals for low and zero carbon energy, renewable sourced energy and carbon zero gas. Your utilities are then reviewed regularly to assess performance and then opportunities are advised, all to reduce costs. In addition, using these energy sources will also help reduce your business’ carbon footprint. You can request to receive bill validation to ensure you’re never mis-sold and charged the lowest price possible; we also monitor your energy usage to help reduce energy consumption.
To conclude, there are a lot of ways your energy bills can be cut, and profits increased, and they all involve doing your bit for the environment and reducing your business’ carbon footprint. If you’re interested in any of our energy cost reduction methods, or simply want a FREE consultation then call us on 0191 228 6596 or email [email protected]