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3 ways to reduce your business's energy usage

The economy is continuing to improve and things are looking up at last for many UK businesses. However, as industries become busy once more, it’s important not to take your eye off the ball when it comes to energy use, as prices remain volatile. Take a look at these three tips for cutting your business’s energy consumption.

Take control of energy consumption

Your business probably monitors the use of stationery, ink and other supplies, so why not apply that to energy use too? By regularly reading gas and electricity meters, you’ll ensure your business receives accurate bills rather than estimated ones which can be way out.

Also, consider installing sensors and timers on lights to avoid spaces such as toilets and cupboards being lit when unoccupied.

Get employees on board

Implement a culture of energy awareness throughout your business by offering incentives to staff for reducing their electricity and gas consumption. New starters can be trained from day one, whilst existing staff can be coached and encouraged to become more conscious of their energy use. Make energy efficiency an integral part of your company’s brand and you’ll attract like-minded employees who want to actively reduce energy use.

Review your equipment

Whether you run an office-based business or a production facility, there’s energy-hungry equipment on site that could be costing you a fortune. Everything from heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems to electric motors, pumps and gearboxes should be reviewed to see whether improvements can be made in order to enhance energy efficiency. If you’re concerned about the initial cost of upgrading to energy-saving equipment, you might be surprised that the savings you achieve mean payback can be achieved in as little as 12 months with many products.

Gibbons have provided business across the UK and beyond with energy-efficient motors, pumps, variable-speed drives and more for over 20 years. As part of our Green Efficiency division we provide energy audits which identify areas in your business where upgrading equipment will lead to significant savings. We issue detailed reports and work with clients to find a solution tailored to their application.

If you’d like to discuss your business’s energy-saving potential, call Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email info@gibbonsgroup.co.uk and one of our experts will be happy to help.

HVAC Services, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls

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