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7 ways to save money on air conditioning energy bills


Warmer weather means UK businesses are again turning on the office air conditioner. A few simple tips can cut electricity costs – and save you money.

  1. Set your thermostat as high as is comfortable – the smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your bills will be.
  2. Use fans – air conditioners use far more power than fans. Even mild air movement can make you feel several degrees cooler.
  3. Dress down – sounds obvious but do you really need to be wearing a suit and tie? Thin, loose, informal clothes mean rooms do not have to be kept as cool.
  4. Keep the sun out – blinds on south-facing windows can make a big difference, especially during the hottest part of the day.
  5. Do not put appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, near a thermostat – they will interfere make the air conditioner work harder, increasing energy use.
  6. Do not set your thermostat colder than normal when you turn on your air conditioner ­– the office will not cool any faster but money may be wasted through excessive cooling.
  7. Compare and switch your energy bills ­– SwitchMyBusiness.com cuts business energy bills by an average of 26%. Thousands of UK companies have already used our 20 minute compare and switch service, giving it the top rating of any business switch service.

For an impartial expert option on which energy supplier is best for your business, fill in the form on the top right of this page or call 0330 0100 251

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