Don't break a sweat - 10 tips for staying cool
14 Jan 2019
The Aussie summer is heaps of fun but it's usually pretty hot too. Use these 10 tips for staying cool, without spending a fortune on your energy bill.
Bills suck. There is no nicer way to put it. And it’s often the inconspicuous gadgets you use to keep your business running which literally suck energy out of the grid and add dollars to your bill.
Here are some common problem areas for businesses and ways you can save – both energy and money.
Did you know that up to half your energy bill could be down to your lighting*?
More energy efficient lighting is a great way to save you money on your electricity bill. And you can do so much more than just replace the light bulbs:
Depending on your industry, you could be spending 85% of your energy budget on refrigeration *.
Here are some simple changes you can make that’ll save you money:
Data centres can use 35 to 50 times more energy than similar sized office spaces *.
Here are some simple, low cost ideas to save up to 20-30% of your data centre energy:
Compressed air systems
Compressed air systems use around 10% of the total electricity used in Australian industry *.
Over time this adds up, but you’ll save money if you:
If your business is in the industrial or commercial sector, your pumping systems could use up to 10% of your energy*.
There are some simple ways to reduce this:
Steam, hot water and process heating systems
Process-heating systems can make up around 17% of the electricity used by industry.
Your steam generation system could be using up to 34% of your production systems total energy *. With some simple, low cost maintenance and improvements, you should be able to reduce the energy used by your steam, hot water and process-heating systems by up to 10%:
You’ll find more ideas on how to be energy efficient in the energy efficiency guidelines on Sustainability Victoria’s website.
Need additional help? Small businesses in NSW and SA can freeze their electricity usage and supply charges for up to 2 years with our Rate Freeze Plan. Need more enticing? We’ve also frozen the discount on usage charges. Still thinking about it? Okay. No exit fees if you find a better deal.**
* According to Sustainability Victoria’s energy efficiency guidelines.
**For small business customers only. Not available for all areas or for new property connections. Origin also offers a Standing Offer which is a no lock-in product. RateFreeze rates are different to rates that apply for our other energy plans. For details, energy price fact sheets are available at www.originenergy.com.au/pricing.