Businesses - Cut Electricity Bills

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In tougher economic times, it isn't just individual consumers who should look into reducing their electricity bills. Businesses can also make significant savings on energy. One of the easiest ways to cut your electricity bills is to ensure that energy is used efficiently.

This can include making sure that all lights are switched off when they are not required, and that computers are never left on overnight. A few signs reminding employees to switch off the lights when they leave a room can help make small but significant long-term savings on your commercial electricity bill.

Your choice of equipment can also save you money in the long-term. A lot of electrical equipment is now given a grading based on energy efficiency. By choosing the most efficient computers, photocopiers and other electrical goods, you can save on your electricity bill.

While it won't directly reduce your bill, carbon offsetting can help attract new eco-friendly investment to your business. This involves buying carbon offsetting credits to make up for the emissions from your business. In return for compensating for your carbon footprint in this way, you will be entitled to display the 'Carbon Neutral' logo on letterheads and business cards. This shows that your business is serious about saving energy, and could go some way to tipping the balance in your favour when you are tendering for contracts.

You may also want to install a smart meter. This gives completely accurate readings of your electricity use, ensuring that you are not overcharged.

A more direct way to save money on your electricity bills is to look into switching your supplier, to make sure your provider is offering value for money. Price comparison sites aren't just for residential energy users - commercial customers can use them too. All you have to do is fill in your contact details. An energy saving expert will then contact you at a time which suits you. This can be particularly important if you have meetings or presentations scheduled during the working day. After asking you a few quick questions about your business electricity use, they will be able to calculate the cheapest supplier that operates in your area.

In many cases, you won't even need to do any paperwork to move your account if you choose to change your supplier. This will all be completed on your behalf by an experienced business consultant. Using a price comparison site to reduce electricity costs is quick and convenient, both for individual consumers and for commercial users.

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Your business can save on electricity costs by using a price comparison site to change supplier. You can switch provider quickly and easily.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29