When running a business efficiently you will save you money and help improve cash flow. Between juggling your customers, staff and the products or services you offer, there’s a lot you already have on your plate. But the energy you consume is an important area that should also be reviewed when looking at your operating costs.
Let’s explore simple yet effective ways to cut energy costs and improve workplace sustainability.
If appliances or equipment aren’t serviced regularly, chances are they’re not working efficiently. Keep a record of when they are due for servicing and note the outcome. Replace any parts promptly – the longer you take to action the more energy you’ll be using.
When you invest in new goods, always check the energy rating. At a quick glance, you can see how efficient the model is relative to other models of the same size. The more stars on the label, the more efficient the appliance and that boils down to a reduced energy bill.
There are quick fixes you can adopt to save on lighting costs. Change your light bulbs to LED, use motion sensor lights if possible and turn off all lights at the end of trading.
Understand your energy bill
When it comes to energy bills, if you’re time-poor you might only look at the amount owing and when it’s due. But if you take a little extra time to read your bills and understand them, you can make smart choices about your usage which can help your cash flow.
Compare energy deals
When you’re looking for a new car, mobile phone or home loan, it makes sense to shop for the best deal so it makes sense to compare energy deals too. Business Australia Energy (BAE) makes it super easy for you to compare, switch and save. If there isn’t a better deal, that means you’re already on the right plan. The service is free and super straightforward, even the paperwork taken care of for you.
Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP)
To discover ways to save on energy costs, Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) delivered by Business Australia can help.
There are many benefits of the program: understand your energy bills, learn tips to change old habits and there’s a wide range of resources to tap into. And by applying sustainable practices, it will spark savings and reduce your carbon footprint.
To find out if your business qualifies for BEAP, call 1300 415 224 or fill in the online form.