10 Helpful tips to reduce your winter energy bills
Try these helpful tips to see if you can reduce the cost of your energy bills in winter
It’s that time of year again where getting out of bed in the morning becomes much more difficult and the promise of higher energy bills becomes imminent.
Winter energy bills can have a massive impact on your financial performance for the quarter as they can absorb a large amount of your profits, especially in winter when we typically use more energy.
We have compiled these 10 tips to help you to reduce your energy bills in the coming months.
Tip 1: Natural heating
During the day, opening the curtains and blinds of windows that face the sun to allow sunlight to naturally heat your premises can cut down winter energy bills by lessening the need to use costly central heating.
Tip 2: Insulate
Keeping cavity and roof insulation maintained helps you to avoid losing as much as ¼ of the heat in your business premises.
Tip 3: Be mindful about heating
Reducing your heating temperature by just one degree could save your business more than £100 on your winter energy bills each year.
Tip 4: Your heating system
By replacing electric heaters with central heating, you could save 2/3 on the cost of heating your business.
Tip 5: Draft excluders
Using draft excluders and thick curtains can prevent cold air from entering rooms that you want to keep warm.
Tip 6: Air leaks
Sealing air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes will prevent heat from escaping and cold air from entering your business premises.
Tip 7: Kettle community
When you make a brew, why not ask your co-workers if they would like one too? This will avoid boiling the kettle more than necessary and paying for the electricity to do so.
Tip 8: Keep the heat
Placing sheets of tinfoil between your radiators and walls can reflect heat back into the room that would have otherwise been lost through the walls.
Tip 9: Savvy flooring
Covering up bare floorboards with a rug or carpet can help your business to avoid losing as much as 10% of the heat in your premises.
Tip 10: Weather stripping
Ensure that your door and window weather stripping is in good condition to avoid losing between 7% and 12% of the heat in your office.
Learn more about winter energy prices and what you can do to help your business manage the costs here.
Looking for further ways you can reduce your business winter energy bills?
Our energy consultants can make sure that you are paying the most competitive rates for your gas and electricity during high usage in winter. A comparison with Exchange Utility can find market rates for you from our vast panel of UK suppliers based on your usage.
On average, we can save businesses up to 45% off their monthly bills based on a standard out of contract rate. Get in touch with our friendly team if you’d like any more advice by calling free on 0800 9777 000 or get an online quote by filling in the form below.