Small changes in the workplace can make big differences to the amount of money a business pays out for their gas and electricity. Energy efficiency is not only about reducing the carbon footprint of a business but is also a key element if the way that business customers can reduce their outgoings.
By switching off lights when a room is not in use and replacing light bulbs and other light sources with energy saving alternatives to the traditional bulb, significant savings can be made.
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Turning the workplace thermostat down just one or two degrees can again make a significant difference to usage and therefore the cost of energy. It is unlikely any employee would notice such a small drop in temperature but the business would certainly notice the savings.
Switching off equipment left on standby such as photocopiers, desktop computers, printers and even the coffee machine will again save money in the workplace. A common misconception is that items left on standby use less electricity, they don’t. Equipment left on standby uses the same amount of energy as those that are fully switched on.
For further help and advice on how to become more energy efficient and save your business money, visit the British Gas website and take advantage of the energy efficiency advice that British Gas offer free to their business customers.
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