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Over 50 and run a business?

Here's how you can reduce your energy costs



Many over 50's run their own businesses but like all business owners they may find these tough economic times put pressure on company finances. One way a company can reduce expenditure is to look at energy conservation within their own business.


Reducing your energy bill is vital if you want to reduce business costs and to ensure you are not spending money unnecessarily. It's unlikely that business energy providers will reduce their prices significantly so it's important for business owners to implement energy saving measures.


By making a few simple changes businesses can significantly reduce energy costs. The easiest way to start is by comparing prices and if necessary switch energy tariffs using online brokers who will help you compare business electricity and gas prices. Many businesses still don't compare prices and change energy supplier. Energy suppliers have different gas and electricity prices and the best deal for your business may depend on how much energy it uses and where you are based.


If you have just moved into new premises you may be paying "out of contract rates". These can be much higher than the rates you get when you sign a contract. So the second tip for reducing business energy costs is to make sure you have signed up to an energy contract. Compare the business energy market to ensure you get the best rates and note down the renewal date so that you know when to compare prices when your contract comes to an end.


The third tip to reduce energy costs is to change your office light bulbs. Switching to energy saving bulbs is easy to do and will save you money as well as the inconvenience of having to change them as often.


Don't forget that energy saving appliances save money. So if you need a new kettle make sure it's an energy efficient one because it will save you money in the long run.


Finally, changing attitudes at work will also reduce business energy costs. Ensure that everyone turns off lights that are not needed and don't leave appliances on standby. Switch off computers, monitors printers and photocopiers when they are not being used. Leaving appliances on standby still uses electricity.


Making these small changes can significantly reduce your business energy costs at a time when making money is difficult. Why spend money when you don't have to?


This article was submitted by Catherine Smith from Utility Exchange




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