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Start the year with an energy audit
It makes good sense to start the new year with an energy audit – freezing temperatures and dark nights mean your energy expenditure is likely to be at a maximum, whilst psychologically the start of the new year is the perfect time to implement changes. You’ll likely find numerous ways in which you could be saving money but, as you’ll see below, it might make sense to take a ‘baby steps’ approach rather than going full pelt on an efficiency campaign.
Energy efficiency is a frequently cited business resolution, and one that unfortunately tends to fall by the wayside. However, it is one of the most important changes your business can make, slashing bills and improving your carbon footprint into the bargain. There are a number of ways to become more energy efficient. In order to make lasting changes, consider starting small, picking out just a couple of initial changes to make. Alternatively, make a change per month – you’ll soon see the savings add up!
Get a Smart Meter
A smart meter gives you up to date information about your energy expenditure – great if you want to see the results of your changes in real time. By 2020 all energy suppliers must be offering their customers smart meters – speak to your broker or supplier if you haven’t got one yet. Changing to a smart meter isn’t compulsory, but many businesses are seeing the benefits of smart meters in reducing their energy usage.
Learn about energy
Business energy prices are more dynamic than domestic energy, and change on a daily basis. Learning more about the business energy markets, and your own energy usage, will help you to understand trends in pricing, and how best to manage your bills. This can help you to make smart decisions about your energy, such as when is best to switch to a fixed rate contract if you’re on a variable rate. If that sounds like too much effort, you can always speak to one of our expert switchers who will do the hard work for you.
Switch your business
We couldn’t resist this one, but January is a great time to switch your business energy provider – you could be one of the many companies paying over the odds for your gas and electricity. Start by checking your contract to see when you can actually switch. If it’s not for a few months then put a date in your diary – you don’t want to automatically roll on to pricey out of contract rates. Alternatively, give us a call on 0800 411 8830 and we can put your renewal date in our diary.
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Let us know on Twitter @switchmybiz.
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