This summer we’ve faced scorching temperatures across the UK and Europe.
The recent heatwave has had a real impact on businesses who have seen energy usage increase with the need for additional air conditioning and cooling equipment to keep staff, customers, and products fresh.
After all, who’s going to want to come into a stifling shop or a boiling office? And that’s before you start to consider the challenges of keeping your chilled products chilled and your frozen products frozen.
So, no matter what the weather’s like, now is the time to start thinking about how you can control your energy usage. Making small steps, like installing a smart meter, could help your business avoid spending more on energy than it needs to.
How can a smart meter help me?
If your business has been running fans or air-conditioning units 24/7 in the hot weather, you may be thinking about how much energy you’ve been using. A smart meter could give you valuable insights into how your business uses energy, day, and night.
Smart meters can help your businesses take control of energy bills as they enable accurate, not estimated billing. This means that you will only pay for what you use, helping to take the stress out of business budgeting.
Add smart meters to your business cash flow strategy
Every business owner knows that cash is king, and this is as true in hot weather as it is in the depths of winter! Installing a smart meter can help you closely monitor where you spend your money, helping with planning and projection of costs in the short, medium, and long term. They allow you to spend less time worrying about cash flow and more time running your business.
How do I find out if I am eligible for a smart meter?
Firms with 10 employees or less could be eligible for a smart meter. To find out more please click here.
You can also contact your energy supplier or broker.