Energy saving tips for care homes
We understand keeping your residents warm is of paramount importance to you. Here's some tips for improving energy efficiency, so you can keep them warm for less.
Fit Thermostatic Radiator Valves
By fitting Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) you'll be able to control the temperature in every room more accurately, keeping everyone warm, without worrying about unnecessary over-heating.
And if you're still using electric heaters, moving to central heating wherever possible will dramatically reduce your running costs.
Check your roof insulation
A quarter of heat is lost through the roof of an uninsulated home, so it pays to keep it topped up, especially in older buildings.
Invest in solar panels
Care homes need lots of hot water and electricity during the day, which is exactly when solar panels are at their most effective. Care homes also tend to have a lot of unused roof space, also perfect for solar panels.
Switch to LED lightbulbs
Changing 30 halogen lightbulbs to LED bulbs could cut more than £200 off your bill. Imagine the savings across your care home.
How about installing motion sensors too? If a room is left unoccupied for a period of time, then the lights will turn off automatically.
Keep track of your energy use
Remember, by taking regular meter readings you can keep track of how much energy your business is using. This makes it easier to see when improvements are working and how much you are saving.
Check your energy bill
Make sure you haven’t rolled onto a default or ‘out of contract’ rate. This could be as much as 60% higher if you’ve come to the end of your negotiated contract. You can secure a new price for your energy up to six months before your fixed contract runs out, so make sure you set a reminder.
Get a quote to see if you could save even more by switching your care home energy supply to Bristol Energy.