Why is my bill so high?
Does your business bill seem higher than normal? Electricity usage can be affected by a range of factors. Here are some things to keep in mind when reviewing power use in your company.
How does the weather impact my business's energy consumption?Both hot and cold temperatures have an effect on the way your business uses energy. A heat wave may result in extra air conditioning use, while the winter months will see people turning up the heaters. Have you noticed differences in the weather recently?
Set the air conditioner temperature just right for the season
The ideal temperature in summer is 24 degrees, and between 18-20°C in winter. Even 1°C difference can increase running costs.
How can you reduce the impact of appliances?
Each night before you leave, ensure any non-essential appliances such as computers and microwaves are turned off at the wall. Try and avoid using printers and faxes only when absolutely necessary and reduce extra lighting.
What can I do to track my energy use?
Take advantage of our free energy management tool, Account to track your usage history. By looking at when you've used the most power, you can work out what may be contributing to a high bill.
Can solar help?
To help reduce your bill, try a rooftop solar solution to discover how renewable energy can reduce your energy consumption.
Find out if solar is right for your business