When running a business, it is only natural to consider what aspects of the business you can optimise to save yourself money. And why wouldn’t you want to save yourself money? Having saved capital set aside is great for business development opportunities that may arise or to use as a buffer for any negative cash flow months you may experience.
But the act of saving money is not as easy as it sounds. There are so many different ways to save money that are worth considering. This article will cover business energy-saving tips that you can incorporate into your business for 2022, which can help save you money on those monthly bills.
Get An Energy-Efficient Radiator
One of the easiest ways to consistently save on your energy bill is to get a new radiator. This may seem counter-intuitive at first, spending money to save money, but in the long run, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much you can save by replacing an old radiator.
Older models of radiators can be inefficient at heating spaces, and that was when they were in their prime. If you still have an older model of radiator heating your workspace in 2022, it is time to consider getting a new radiator unit.
Most modern radiators will be far more energy-efficient than your traditional radiators due to the advancement of hearing technology over the years. However, due to the increasing need for sustainability in the energy sector, radiator companies have begun to release energy-efficient radiators specifically designed to cut energy consumption as much as possible.
Investing in these specific radiator units will help you significantly cut down your heating bills in the winter months when heating is used most often. While this may be a small difference in the grand scheme of things, every little difference adds up.
Consider buying one today and investing for the future!
Set Up Automatic Shutdown Scripts
If you are the kind of business that uses a lot of computer workstations for your everyday operation, then it may be worth considering this tip. How often do you leave the office and forget to turn your computer off?
This is a tremendous fire risk, but it also eats into your energy bill. Forgetting to do this regularly could result in you paying up to hundreds more than you need to per annum.
Thankfully, there’s a fairly easy way to handle this issue. Automatic shut down scripts are fairly easy to write and execute. There may even be functions already built into the PC for this same task on some computer workstations. Scheduling shut down procedures for all your workstations at a reasonable time will ensure that your workstations are left running overnight or over the weekend.
There are various options to set this up, so it is best to consult with your company’s tech person to implement it across every workstation. Please choose a time that you’ll know nobody will be using their machines, like 6 pm or 7 pm. We don’t want it shutting down while in use!
Invest In Smart Plugs
Another great way to save on your energy bills is to invest in smart plugs. If automatic shut down scripts do not apply to your workplace, or you don’t want to set them up, the next best thing is a smart plug.
A smart plug essentially allows you to control the flow of electricity to appliances or machines in your workplace. Most smart plugs are small devices that fit your standard wall plug and include an internal switch mechanism. This switch mechanism can then be controlled remotely via an application that you can control from a phone, tablet, or device.
Certainly, an option worth considering.
Install State-Of-The-Art Windows
If you are in a position where you own the property you run your business from or have the right to change it how you see fit, why not consider installing state-of-the-art windows?
There’s nothing worse than having a property that isn’t appropriately insulated against the bitter cold of winter, and windows are the worst culprit. If you don’t know when the windows in your business space were last renovated, it may be time to bring in contractors to assess how efficient your windows are in insulation.
Keeping the heat in, especially during the winter months, is an influential factor in how much you will need to spend to heat your workplace appropriately.
Modern windows are fantastic at insulation and airflow control, so much so that it is a worthwhile investment in the long run.
Saving energy is a great way to save yourself money and contribute in a positive way to saving the environment.
It’s a win-win!