Mr. Moffitt’s Profits Times – April 2017
Waterwise has some good tips. See their link: http://www.waterwise.org.uk/pages/at-work.html
Thinking Ahead to Summer
WITH CAREFUL MANAGEMENT, YOU CAN MAKE SOME SAVINGS FOR YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE SUMMER.
If you use gas boilers for heating in the Winter, it will soon be time to think about switching them off when the weather gets warmer.
One client of mine switched off their gas boilers plus their electric Night Storage Heaters in April/May each year, and switched them back on again in September/October when the weather got colder. This saved them a substantial amount in costs.
Some gas suppliers offer “unit rate only” contracts. There is no standing charge to pay throughout the summer months when there is no consumption.
Smart gas meters are coming in; several of my clients have them. This means that their gas readings are no longer estimated, there is no more waiting around for meter readers to arrive and the client is billed more accurately according to their actual consumption.
It is worth checking if your gas meter is imperial (cf) or metric (m3). There is an extra conversion factor if the meter is imperial and, if wrongly read, will affect your bills.
In the past I got a rebate of £26k for a new client where they had been billed for the previous 6 years for imperial instead of metric readings.
Now that we are in British Summer Time (one hour forward), automatic timers for lighting, heating etc. can be adjusted forward one hour to accommodate the time difference. Also have a think about how the time settings coincide with your company activities and see if they can be arranged more efficiently.
British Gas has some suggestions for retail business energy saving on: http://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/smarter-working/energy-made-simple/saving-energy/retailer