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As a business owner in a retail environment, you’ll know that the cost of energy can take up a considerable share of your monthly outgoings.

Lighting the shop floor or displays, powering equipment and appliances, as well as heating and cooling your shop all costs money - money that could otherwise be a profit to your business. In fact, a 20% reduction in your energy costs results in the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales*.

Fortunately, there are several ways you can start cutting down on the amount your business spends each month on energy.

Switch and save on your shop energy bills

Many shop owners may not be paying the most competitive rate for their business energy – particularly if they haven’t engaged with their energy bills or switched in a while. Switching to a more competitive deal - whether through your current supplier or a new one entirely - is one of the most efficient ways you can start reducing your shop’s gas and electricity bills.

That’s where UKPower.co.uk comes in. We realise that as a business owner, you’re busy with the day to day running of your shop and might not prioritise switching your energy to a better deal, which is why we make the process of comparing and changing the rate you pay for your energy as easy as possible – and it’s completely free, too.

Shop energy efficiency

In addition to switching your supplier, there are a number of other changes you could implement in your shop to the way you use your lighting, heating and electrical equipment, to help reduce the amount of energy you use.

Lighting

  • Choose motion-activated lighting options for staff and stock rooms, as these will turn off automatically if no one is in the room.
  • Replace standard bulbs with low energy options. Low energy bulbs provide the same strength as a standard option, are kinder to the environment, and last eight times longer than their traditional counterparts; CFL bulbs use 75% less electricity than standard bulbs. If you use fluorescent tube lighting in your shop, you could also replace this for slim line fluorescent tubes, as these use 25% less electricity.
  • Consider installing solar panels on the roof of your shop premises. This not only helps to reduce your energy bills, but helps you do your bit for the environment, too.

Heating

  • Choose motion-activated lighting options for staff and stock rooms, as these will turn off automatically if no one is in the room.
  • Replace standard bulbs with low energy options. Low energy bulbs provide the same strength as a standard option, are kinder to the environment, and last eight times longer than their traditional counterparts; CFL bulbs use 75% less electricity than standard bulbs. If you use fluorescent tube lighting in your shop, you could also replace this for slim line fluorescent tubes, as these use 25% less electricity.
  • Consider installing solar panels on the roof of your shop premises. This not only helps to reduce your energy bills, but helps you do your bit for the environment, too.

Electrical equipment

  • Encourage staff to use equipment in a more energy efficient manner. This could be as simple as only filling kettles with as much water is needed, or turning off computers or any other industry-specific apparatus you may use each day when not in use.
  • Avoid using standby mode or screensaver options on PCs where possible. Equipment in these modes – although unused at the time – continue to consume as much as 70% of the power they would use while being operated.
  • Read energy efficiency labels when purchasing new equipment, particularly for appliances such as fridges, freezers and dishwashers, as these provide be a good indicator of how much it will cost to run them in the long-term.

Get a quote

UKPower.co.uk has already helped thousands of retail business customers save on their energy bills, so why not see if we can do the same for you?

Switching your energy is simple and hassle free. To get started and find a better deal on your shop’s energy prices, all you need to do is enter your details in our online business gas and/or business electricity comparison forms to get a quote, or give one of our expert advisors a call on 0800 970 5494 to discuss your options.

See also: shop insurance from our sister site Make it Cheaper.

*The Carbon Trust, Energy in Retail: https://www.carbontrust.com/media/39228/ctv001_retail.pdf

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