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Saving Money on Your Gas Bill at Work

Posted Jul 20 2010 2:36am
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One of the biggest expenses a business has to pay is electric and gas bills. In fact, these expenses fluctuate because of current business gas supplier prices, and because the usage also varies – payment can end up being different to what was expected.

You will be glad to know however, there are several ways in which you can reduce your business’s overheads. You can then redirect your spare working capital towards more interesting and exciting things such as expanding your business or purchasing new equipment to improve productivity.

Many older offices were not designed with heat distribution and retention in mind. By improving such factors, you can make real headway in trying to reduce your energy consumption and your heating bills.

Some factors are more easily modified than others. For example, many offices have large amounts of windows. In the summer, the sun beats in and creates a very uncomfortable working environment. Money must then be invested in air conditioning systems and fans. In the winter, the large windows let in the cold in from outside and the heat generated inside, out. This is obviously a structural problem which is not easily resolved.

Let’s concentrate on things you can resolve. You can reduce the working space in order to provide a less cavernous space for office workers, by closing off the heating in sections of the office space which are not in use; you can successfully reduce heating bills from business gas suppliers. This strategy will also reduce electricity costs; however, be careful to avoid creating too small a space as you may end up with a disgruntled workforce!

Installing more sufficient insulation in the office’s walls and roof might increase the building’s heating efficiency. It might be worth getting your existing heating system checked out, it might not be operating efficiently, and you may save a substantial amount of money in the long run.


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