Last updated on 30th May 2018

Is Your Business Taking These Easy Energy Savings Steps?

Our research has shown that 80% of Aussie businesses are overpaying for energy right now. So we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best savings tips for small business, courtesy of our in-house energy experts.

Switch Off
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We don’t like to nag – but taking the time to turn off all your devices at the end of the day is worth the effort. That includes all the lights, computers, printers and even the air-conditioning – probably not the office fridge though.

Also, unless it’s dangerously hot outside, most businesses can afford to turn off their air conditioner for the last business hour before everyone leaves. The temperature will remain pretty much the same, and the saved hours will add up by the time your next bill arrives.

Update – Upgrade
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The cost of keeping the lights on alone can account for up to 40% of your business energy costs.
Air conditioning can account for up to 50%
and older hot water systems can be a huge energy drain.

By simply updating your devices to modern, energy-efficient models you’ll quickly make up for the initial costs due to the reduced power consumption and less frequent maintenance. Check out this guide to buying energy efficient light globes to get you started.

Downgrade To Discount
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Did you know that laptops use 90% less energy than standard desktop computers? The same savings can be seen when moving from laser to inkjet computers.

If your business can flourish on laptops and inkjet printing (or better yet, paperless) you’ve got an easy way to reduce your usage.

Power That Pays Its Own Way
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If your business can afford to make an investment, solar panels can not only decrease your bills, they could help you pay for them. Certain areas will pay you what’s known as a feed-in tariff, that means you get paid for the electricity your solar panels feed back into the grid.

Check out this government site for the full list of solar tariffs, rebates and incentives available for businesses in your state.

Switch To The Best Available Offer
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If you’ve tried it all before, or you’re just looking for the best reward for the time you’re investing into saving, switching to the best available offer is by far the easiest way to cut your energy costs.

Since January 2016 we’ve saved our customers over $13 million, with our average customer saving an average of $950 a year. And we service all kinds of businesses, from the local corner store to manufacturing complexes. The bigger your business, and the greater your energy usage, the more money you have to save.

This article is opinion only and should not be taken as financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.