Energy-saving technology is becoming more popular with business owners as it can help them save money on energy bills while also reducing their environmental impact. By making simple changes to the way you use energy, you can make a significant difference to your bottom line and the planet.
Let’s explore this in more detail.
What do we mean when we refer to energy-saving technology?
In the simplest terms, it’s a range of devices and systems that help businesses use less energy. These technologies can include energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and appliances, among others. If you decide to invest in energy-saving technologies, you have the opportunity to reduce your energy bills and it’s really easy to see how.
These technologies use less energy, which means you’re using less energy, therefore spending less money and then your bills will be reduced.
What are the environmental benefits of using energy-saving technology?
In addition to saving money, using energy-saving technology can also help businesses reduce their environmental impact. By using less energy, your business can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. For example, if every small and medium-sized business in the UK switched to LED lighting, it could reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 1.2 million tonnes per year. Similarly, if every business in the UK used smart thermostats, it could reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by over 4 million tonnes per year.
How can small and medium-sized businesses implement energy-saving technology?
The great news is that implementing energy-saving technology in your business is relatively straightforward. Here are some simple steps you can take to get started:
Step 1 – Conduct an energy audit
Before you can implement energy-saving technology, you need to understand how you use energy in your business. Conducting an energy audit will help you identify areas where you can save energy and money. If you would like help with this, please get in touch with our team as we have an energy management platform that can help gather this data and insight for you.
Step 2 -Upgrade your appliances
Once you have the insight, next have a look and see whether some of your older appliances need an upgrade. Older equipment can be inefficient and therefore use far more energy than newer ones. While there will be an upfront cost, it will help reduce your energy bills over time and in the long run.
Step 3 – LED Lighting
One of the most common types of energy-saving technology is LED lighting. LEDs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they last much longer. This means you will save money on your energy bills while also reducing the amount of waste you produce. For example, LED lighting can use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. This means that you can save a significant amount of money on your energy bills each year.
Step 4 – Smart Thermostats
Another popular energy-saving technology is smart thermostats. These devices learn your business’s heating and cooling preferences and adjust the temperature accordingly. By only heating or cooling the rooms that you are using, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money. This means you will save energy by not heating or cooling an empty building or an unoccupied room.
Step 5 – Consider renewable energy
If you have the resources, consider investing in renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines. While this can be a significant investment, it can help you save money in the long run while also reducing your environmental impact. If investment in renewable assets is out of reach, then perhaps look at green energy tariffs and suppliers for your energy too.
We can help!
We know it can seem overwhelming when it comes to trying to reduce your energy, especially when the energy market remains uncertain. However, sometimes small and simple changes can have a large impact. So why not take the first step towards a more sustainable and energy efficient future today? Get in touch with our team and we can talk through options to monitor your energy usage better, the implementation of smart meters and more.