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With the Internet of Things making headlines, there’s a lot of buzz about how technology can transform our workplaces. Apps and digital products can be cheap ways to reduce into your energy consumption. With that in mind, here are 5 gadgets that can help you start saving on energy bills, now.
Energy monitors are designed to help businesses see where and when energy is being used, and how much it is costing. The monitors display how much energy different devices are using and measures energy use by cost, kilowatt-hours and CO2 emissions. The monitors can also include memory functions to compare energy use by day, week or month, and daily averages to show when consumption peaks. A range of options is available from £4, with more advanced models still under £50.
One of the cheapest (and easiest) gadgets around, the Eco Button currently costs under £10. Simply attach the button to your PC using a USB cable, and this clever device will put your computer into energy saving mode any time it is running idle. Bespoke software then allows you to see how much you save as you go. You can find out more here.
If you’re a small business, or a larger business willing to make a considerable investment, you may want to consider switching to energy efficient monitors. Energy Star has ranked the most energy efficient monitors, with models from Asus and Dell coming highly recommended.
Bye Bye Standby completely cuts power to selected devices when they are not in use. Companies can slash energy bills by ensuring that computers and other devices aren’t left on standby overnight, or even over weekends. Bye Bye Standby provides an easy way to manage devices form a single point. You can buy Bye Bye Standby from Amazon.
Smart meters are quickly becoming standard for businesses. They allow you to get half-hourly readings on energy usage, meaning that you have a much more detailed picture of your business energy consumption. In turn, this can help you to negotiate potentially cheaper energy contracts in future. Whilst changing to a smart meter may seem like a hassle, we can help. We can offer impartial, no obligation advice on smart meters, as well as an easy business energy comparison and switch service. Fill in the form for a quick quote at the top right of this page or call on of our experts on 0330 0100 251.
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