As the summer gets into full swing, the sun comes out and temperatures heat up. While this is a very welcome sight, it can also see extra strain put on your commercial energy spending. Although you will not be using central heating to stay warm, there are additional costs which summer usually brings. But how can your business save money on your energy bills during this part of the year?
Try not to use the air con as much
When it gets truly scorching outside, the air conditioning unit inside your workplace can be a real help. The only downside is that it can also bump up your energy bills if it is on all day, every day. Air con can also be a real bone of contention for staff as some will be too cold with it on while others may want it setting at a lower temperature to cool off. A great tip is to use the air con sparingly to avoid these issues. In its place, you could advise staff to wearer cooler clothing to work or open doors to improve the airflow.
Cut back on fans if possible
If you do not have air conditioning in your workplace (or even if you do!) then fans are often used to beat the hot weather. While they are great for keeping staff more comfortable, they can use a lot of electricity if multiple fans are whirring away all day. To help cut back on this, why not think about opening windows instead to bring the temperature down and let fresh air flow around your office?
Look at switching your energy suppliers
Whether it is business gas or business electricity, a great way to reduce your spend is to look at finding the best suppliers to sign-up with. This is true all through the year and summer is no exception. You might think you are on a good contract now but many UK businesses could save on their energy bills by switching.