How To Reduce My Energy Usage
We’re specialists on helping your business cut energy costs.
Below are some tips on how you can reduce your energy usage.
Heating and cooling
- If the temperature is less than 30˚C, try to use fans instead of air conditioning to cool your business.
- Inverter type air-conditioners can use up to 40% less electricity than other air conditioners.
- Close the blinds and shut your windows on sunny days to keep the sunlight from heating up your work. This is a no brainer but some businesses still have a bad habit.
- Install special purpose-built window and door seals to stop the cold / hot air from escaping outside.
Equipment and appliances
- Open air fridges consume a lot of electricity to operate. Investigate whether a closed door fridge could be an option
- Optimal fridge temperature is between 3°C and 5°C, and freezer is somewhere between -15°C and -18°C. Every degree lower than these after can use around 5% more energy.
- Check if your refridgeration unit sealed properly by placing a strip of paper between the door and the fridge. If the paper can be pulled out easily, it might be time for a reseal.
- Older model dishwashers- check if your current dishwasher was manufactured in the early 90s. If so, it’s possible it could be using twice as much water and up to 40% more electricity than cureent dishwashers.
- Use standby power controllers or turn off small appliances like your kettle or toaster when you’re not using them.
- Always check energy efficiency when it’s time to buy a new equipment or appliances.
- Install lighting motion sensors on rooms that aren’t used much – so you don’t have to remember to turn them off when you leave the room.
- Switch to LEDs – LED lighting reduces energy usage, protects our environment and saves each and every one of us money on our electricity bills – on average up to 64% off the lighting portion of your electricity account
- Use solar lights as your outside lights – they store energy during the day and then light up automatically at night.