How to reduce gas prices in the workplace
There are many tips to help you cut down on your electricity prices in the office, but what if your workplace uses gas too?
Here are some easy ways to ensure your business sees knock backs for gas prices.
Lower your usage
Often gas is used to power your office's hot water tank, so if your workplace uses items such as dishwashers or washing machines, see if you can cut down on how much you use them.
Rather than running these items with a half load, wait until your workmates have consumed enough coffee to fill up the dishwasher before you run a cycle.
This will reduce the number of times you need to turn on the machine. The same goes with your washing machine - it is much more efficient to run this at a high capacity.
You may also be able to get away with washing items on a cold cycle, unless there are any hygiene issues preventing you from doing so.
Turn items off during the break
If nobody is in the office, there's no need to have the hot water cylinder running. So if your workers are off on a retreat or conference, or if it's a holiday period, turn it off.
Replace items with energy-efficient equivalents
Your office hot water system, washing machine and dishwasher will eventually need to be replaced.
When the time comes to farewell these items, make sure you are using all the relevant guides, tips and charts to make informed choices.
Many of these new items feature energy ratings so you can choose more efficient options in the future.
You can compare items of the same size and capacity to work out which is the most eco-friendly option.
One of the simplest ways to make savings in this area is to see if you are getting the best deal for your particular energy requirements.
Another provider might be able to make an offer that will reduce the amount you need to pay, without making any significant changes around your workplace.
In order to do a comparison you will need to have your old bills and contracts on hand so you can work out how much gas you are actually consuming.
Posted by Paul Doyle.