10 Tips to reduce your winter energy bills
Try these helpful tips to see if you can reduce the cost of your energy bills this 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 winter energy bills becomes imminent.
Winter energy bills can have a massive impact on how “festive” you’re feeling about your financial performance for the quarter as they can absorb a large amount of your profits. This is because we use more energy during winter. Heating your office, keeping staff warm and boiling the kettle become more of a necessity.
At Exchange Utility, we know that high winter energy bills can cause businesses to struggle, therefore we have compiled these 10 tips on how to reduce your winter energy bills. All our tips are cost effective so that all businesses, no matter how big or small, have the opportunity to save this winter.
Tip 1: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Natural heating
During the day, open the curtains and blinds of windows that face the sun to allow sunlight to naturally heat your premises.
Tip 2: How to reduce your winter energy bills: 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: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Be mindful about heating
Reducing your heating temperature by just one degree could save your business more than £100 on your energy bills each year.
Tip 4: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Your heating system
By replacing electric heaters with central heating, you could save 2/3 on the cost of heating your business.
Tip 5: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Draft excluders
Using draft excluders and thick curtains can prevent cold air from entering rooms that you want to keep warm.
Tip 6: How to reduce your winter energy bills: 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: How to reduce your winter energy bills: 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: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Foil the heats escape plan
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: How to reduce your winter energy bills: Bare floor boards
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: How to reduce your winter energy bills: 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.
At Exchange Utility we sincerely hope that these tips help you to reduce your winter energy bills this year! Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team if you’d like any more advice or if you would like to make the most of our free energy contract comparison service – You could save upto 36% on your bills by switching to a better tariff. Call free on 0800 9777 000 or get an online quote.