Energy News – 24/02/2017
What’s been making headlines across the energy world this week? We round up the big stories from the las...Read More
It’s no secret that our energy bills are on the rise, and its turns out that it’s mostly the younger generation that’s responsible.
That’s according to a study that we carried out recently. We asked some questions about your workplace habits and the results indicated that only 34% of employees aged 18 to 24 regularly turn off their computers when they leave work for the night… It’s clear that computers are responsible for a huge percentage of unnecessary energy costs for businesses.
While the older generation have been brought up placing high importance on energy saving, our research demonstrates that their younger colleagues don’t act in the same way. Many younger people are simply unaware of the huge effect technology can have on energy bills.
How can we encourage young people to become more energy efficient in the workplace? Our study shows that almost a third of employees feel that their bosses should be taking more time to raise awareness of energy saving in the office by investing more time in training or visuals around the office and in the break out area.
A whopping 46% of British workers believe that saving energy isn’t too high on their priority list – but say that a cheeky little incentive might change that!
They’re thinking maybe a bonus at the end of the year, a weekly breakfast – or even an office party! It’s something that’s worth thinking about considering how much you could save on your energy bills.
It’s not just young people that are to blame though – over a third think that the best way to save money on energy bills would be for their employer to investigate whether they are getting the best deal from their energy supplier.
These guys feel that switching the office energy supplier would the biggest opportunity to save money, which is food for thought, considering that over a quarter of employers believe that their bosses would be too busy to switch!
Find out more about how easy it is to switch and just how much you can save with our online energy comparison tool.
If you want to learn more about how you could save energy by changing your habits in the workplace, then check out our Interactive Eco-Save Office. Here you can click the appliances to see just how much you can save by changing habits in the workplace.
"Jessica Purnell was great, she was helpful and everything was easy. I have saved £150 per month! many thanks Jess :-)"This review was posted by Melanie Baker on the 23rd of February 2017
Thank you Jess Purnell!
"Jess really helped us out with switching suppliers... she wasn't pushy at all and the service was great. Thanks again!"This review was posted by Becki on the 23rd of February 2017
Thanks for your help Mark Weeks and Switch My business
"I would like to thank Switch My Business and particularly Mark Weeks for the ease of switching and saving me money! I can highly recommend them. Thanks again Richard Blake"This review was posted by Richard Blake on the 22nd of February 2017
"Aaron sorted out a new electricity deal for my church, enabling us to make good savings. We have now received confirmation of our new 3 year plan.During our telephone conversations Aaron was always very polite and efficient. Dawn Marskell"This review was posted by Dawn Marskell on the 21st of February 2017
Great help switching
"First time I have ever done an energy supplier switch, it seemed a bit daunting but the way EDF has rocketed our industrial energy bill I had no option, Bea Luseni guided me through the process and took all the worry away, many thanks well done"This review was posted by Horatio on the 17th of February 2017