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It may seem obvious but it is often overlooked.  Take a meter reading when you open and another when you close.  Repeat this every day for a typical week of working.  How much gas and electricity is being consumed when you are closed?  If it’s relatively high what could be switched off or turned down to reduce consumption.

Can you turn your heating down?  For every degree you can turn down your thermostats the saving can be around 8% of your annual heating bill.  Even if your main office or home needs to be kept warm, can you turn down the heat in ancillary areas or adjust the thermostat timers overnight.

Where possible can you turn equipment off overnight?  For example a single computer and monitor left on 24 hours a day will cost £50 a year to your business.  The same applies to PC’s and TV’s left on overnight in your home.  Have you switched off everything you can when you leave at night?

Remember the cheapest kWh is the one you don’t use!


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