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Dos and don’ts for cheaper business energy in the cold


As the cold creeps in and your energy bills increase, a few simple tips can help to cut business energy costs.

Nothing can substitute for experience, which is why SmartEnergyGB has provided tips from smart meter users. As smart meters offer granular information on what you’re spending on gas and electricity, making energy saving changes more obvious and the impact immediately visible.

Do

  • “Unplug devices as soon as they have finished charging rather than leaving them to unnecessarily eat up energy.”
    Sheila, smart meter customer, Edinburgh
  • “Turn the heating down by just one degree. [Y]ou won’t notice this small difference but you’ll see a change in your energy bills.”
    Leanne, smart meter customer, Cardiff
  • “Put sheets of tin foil down the back of your radiator; it will reflect the heat back into the room and help you to save on gas.”
    Jack, British Gas smart meter installer, Castleford
  • “Invest in gadgets that make saving energy more convenient. I bought a clever device that automatically switches off our cable box and surround-sound when we turn off the TV.”
    Jen, smart meter customer, Greater Manchester
  • “Draw your curtains as soon as it gets dark to stop the heat escaping and the draughts coming in.”
    Mervyn, energy advisor at Age UK

Don’t

  • “Don’t leave devices on standby; it’s much more energy efficient to switch them on when you want to use them.”
    Alan, smart meter customer, Newton
  • “Don’t use the oven, the hob and the microwave all at the same time. If you’ve got the oven switched on for meat or fish, try roasting your vegetables rather than boiling them.”
    Maureen, smart meter customer, Sutton Bridge
  • “Don’t boil the kettle for a coffee and forget about it. Every time you re-boil it, it wastes energy and costs you money.”
    Janet, smart meter customer, Barry Island
  • “Don’t forget to turn the lights off. Switching a light off for just a few seconds saves more energy than it takes for the light to start up again.”
    Gemma, smart metering team at EDF Energy, Crawley


A simple route to cheap business energy

You can amplify energy savings by if you switch business energy supplier. For the many SME owners that lack the time to compare business energy suppliers, SwitchMyBusiness.com can offer a comprehensive comparison and switch you to a new supplier in just 20 minutes, taking care of all the paperwork. Give us a call on 0330 0100 251 (or request a call back using our form).

Smart meters and the national rollout

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters, set to transform the way we buy and manage our energy. They will provide consumers with accurate bills, near real time information on energy usage in pounds and pence, and greater control over their gas and electricity.

In the future, smart appliances will be able to interact with smart meters to increase energy saving potential even further.

The smart meter roll-out is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Between now and 2020, every microbusiness across England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier. More than 1.6 million smart meters have already been installed.

To find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier please visit: www.smartenergygb.org/get-a-smart-meter

Find out more about business gas at our dedicated page.

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