One of the most challenging factors in running a business is managing operational costs.
If you close down for the weekend or for a few days longer for Bank Holiday, Christmas or Easter, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself from unexpected expenses.
Here are five ways YGP can help your business can save during shutdown and keep running smoothly.
Turn things off
One of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption is to turn off all non-essential equipment, such as lights and computers, during the shutdown period.
Doing so will not only help you save money, but it will also help minimise the impact of the equipment on your electricity bill.
Drop the temperature
If your building or site will be completely empty during the break, it’s important that you adjust the heating and cooling of your facility.
Before you close, why not isolate non-essential equipment such as plant machinery and air conditioning units? This will help prevent them from being used during the holiday season.
Also, make sure that all doors and windows are closed to prevent cold air from entering your building.
If you have a timed controller, make sure that it’s also reviewed to make sure that it’s working properly.
If it still needs to be operational, consider reducing the time it’s on for.
Also, make sure that the temperatures of all equipment are adjusted according to the expected occupancy and use.
And switch the lights off!
Keep in mind that various kitchen appliances, such as fridges, can also use electricity by simply plugging in an on switch.
A simple and easy way to cut down on your energy bill is to make sure that all of your fridges and freezers are completely emptied and disconnected.
Also, make sure that the lights are turned off on any vending machines.
If your business is looking for a competitive fixed price energy supply contract, we are here to help.