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How to lower your gas bills

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Business owners can reduce their gas expenses in a number of ways. We offer our best advice on
what to do if your most recent bill gets you hot under the collar in this blog.

Verify your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is current is required for any business property that is
being sold, leased, or undergoes significant renovations. Ask your landlord or the previous owner for
a copy if you don’t already have one. EPCs include a list of suggestions for energy conservation
together with an estimate of the building’s operating energy expenditures. The EPC for your building
will help you determine which sections require attention. For instance, you may need to think about
upgrading the heating system, adding insulation, or draught-proofing. It also indicates the potential
savings and provides an estimated cost for each modification that is suggested. You can find the
quickest and least expensive “wins” to reduce your gas costs by doing a little detective work in this
area. On the official website, an example EPC is available for viewing.

Insulation

A lot of business buildings have inadequate insulation. Up to two thirds of the heat that you pay to
heat your building is simply escaping. It is possible for industrial units to lose up to 75% of their heat.
The type of premises will determine whether or not you can insulate the walls, the roof, or both.
Both exterior and interior insulation are options for buildings. One of the most economical ways to
reduce energy use is through insulation, which can also lower your future gas costs. Your cosy
employees will appreciate it as well.

Windows and doors

Doors and windows are another place that valuable heat can escape. As per the Carbon Trust,
windows actually account for a higher percentage of heat loss (26%) compared to walls (9%), roofs
(22%), and other structures. Even in the winter, windows can help your business by retaining solar
heat from the sun’s rays. Encourage staff members to close windows when air conditioning or
heating is running. Triple-glazing and high-performance, low-emitting glass are upgrade choices that
will reduce heat loss, but double-glazing is now the minimum legal requirement (except in some
listed buildings) if you’re replacing the windows.

To keep the heat inside, remind staff members to close doors when they can and install door closers.
To make sure that doors are not allowing heat to escape, they can be draught-repaired and their
seals changed. Though it may not seem important, this is. A mere 3 mm opening in a door allows for
the same amount of cold air to enter as if a wall brick were removed.

Flooring

Although we rarely consider it, up to 10% of the heat under our feet escapes. Although insulating
floors can be costly, it is worthwhile to take into account as a component of a more extensive
renovation. Otherwise, caulking any cracks and spaces between floors and skirting boards can be a
simple and affordable upgrade.

Smart Meter

You may better anticipate your costs by keeping an eye on how much gas your company is using
with the assistance of a smart meter. It will also assist you in gauging the results of any energy-
saving initiatives you implement.

Make sure the tariff you are on is the cheapest.

There are two components to gas bill reduction. Making efficiency improvements can help you use
less gas, and checking your bill to make sure you aren’t overpaying is the second. We keep an eye on
the volatile gas market and lock in your price when it’s at its lowest. Learn more about the custom
contract that our professionals can negotiate for your company.

How to cut your wintertime Gas costs

Similar to a residential gas bill, a commercial gas bill will always be greater in the winter than in the
summer. It is imperative for business owners to preserve a comfortable and welcoming work
atmosphere in order to sustain employee morale and productivity. However, saving is still possible.

Even without a “smart” heating system, you can still increase its efficiency by configuring it for a
while. Set a timer so that you only heat when needed. Even a one-degree drop in the thermostat can
result in significant cost savings, but be sure your staff is still comfortable before doing so. Install
thermostatic valves on radiators so you may adjust the temperature in different rooms based on
how they are used.

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