The chill of winter tends to hike up energy bills for any business. However, there are many simple yet effective ways you can make your business more energy-efficient, and stop your bills eating into your bottom line. Here are just a few to consider.

Keep the heat where it’s needed

Though many small businesses do this already, it’s surprisingly common for larger and expanding firms to waste heating on rooms that aren’t in use every day. Large storage areas, meeting rooms, and other parts of the office that don’t see a lot of usage should always have their heating turned off or to a low setting until they’re actually needed. Keeping the heat low in hallways that are only used for seconds at a time can also be an effective way to make your business more energy-efficient. As long as you’re not seriously impeding on the comfort of your staff, these changes will make a major, positive difference to your business’s cashflow.

Choose efficient equipment

Seeing as you’re reading this, you’re probably well-versed in the most economical choices you can make in terms of heating and cooling equipment. An air source heat pump for heating and cooling, for example, makes a much more efficient choice than a conventional fan-based air conditioning system. The savings don’t stop there though! Commercial equipment manufacturers are always looking for new ways to reduce energy consumption, with markers like the ‘Energy Star’ logo guaranteeing more economical operation. Choose your equipment wisely, and the savings will take care of themselves.

Invest in a smart meter

Economical energy use over winter is often a matter of good control over your energy supply. With this in mind, installing a smart meter can be one of the best ways to ensure efficient energy usage over the winter months. These meters allow greater insight into the energy you’re consuming, with no estimated billing and greater control over your heating and lighting. All the big energy suppliers have begun supplying these free-of-charge to customers, and countless business owners are already reaping the benefits. Many models are also self-reading, which will allow you to forget about your energy usage, and focus on the more pressing areas of your business.

For more advice on making your business energy efficient, contact the team at I-HT today.

James Martin
James Martin
2024-05-29
I can unconditionally recommend Inn-House Technology Ltd as a thoroughly excellent provider of all aspects of domestic air conditioning from initial contact, design development, through detailed site work to contract administration and on to maintenance. I speak as a hard-bitten Chartered Engineer and project manager who has probably seen it all; but Inn-House Technology has restored my faith that there is a British company which does it right to time, cost and quality. The initial site visit was by an experienced technician who has turned his hand to sales and was followed up by a further detailed visit with a staff specialist because the 4-unit multi-split installation is in a high-quality residence so that pipe concealment and silence in operation are crucial – and achieved. The two-man team left home at 0555 to arrive exactly on time for 3 consecutive days fully supplied with all the tools and plant required from their preferred but not exclusive partner supplier – Fujitsu. All indoor debris from numerous drillings was cleaned up as soon as it arose causing negligible dust- even embroidered curtains were kept in place. No shoes were worn indoors. The quality and fit of the pipework, cabling and trunking was exemplary and the indoor units were positioned exactly as specified. Outside, the wall penetrations and resealing of this Passivhaus were accurate and the heat pump connections neatly concealed by a black trunking beside a downpipe. The two installers, Jim and Sam, were professional, knowledgeable, personable, strong, agile and 100% committed to my job – not once stopping for lunch. The back-office handling of the sales, contract, procurement, invoicing and maintenance were each impeccable and the team are clearly loyal to their company which has strong systems to give quick response and confidence to the customer. The whole installation experience was an exemplar of how to run a company well and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Inn-House Technology.
Zoe Duffy
Zoe Duffy
2024-05-12
The whole process from quoting to installation was fantastic. Friendly and approachable team, very knowledgeable and installation itself was neat and well thought through. Very grateful!
Richard P
Richard P
2024-04-12
Excellent and Faultless Experience with our Air Con Install. We reached out to I-HT among other Installers in the area, within a couple of hours they had made contact and arranged to visit to provide a quote within the same day. The quote was sent quickly and competitively priced. Lee who visited was very friendly and helpful and provided a good insight into what could be done and how with regards to our property. On install day we had 2 of their team pop out to complete the install and I can't explain enough how polite, friendly and considerate they were. Not only this but they were also very tidy and cleaned up behind them at every step. The day after I also had a follow up call from the office to make sure we were happy. overall 10/10 and can't believe how simple and perfect the install went. Thank you so much and look forward to recommending them to everyone in the future!
Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues