Large buildings housing industrial equipment tends to use large amounts of business energy. The manufacturing industry face high energy bills and some may think there's nothing they can do. This isn't true.
Reducing energy usage is quite easy. Not only will it help keep business energy bills lower, it will also improve your carbon footprint.
Many manufacturers overpay for their business gas and electricity. This is due to high unit rates and standing charge fees. Simply being on a better suited tariff can save a business hundreds per year.
Our goal is to ensure that you get the best deal for your business energy. Our free comparison service is designed to find the cheapest energy tariffs available. Many of our business energy deals are exclusive and are not available direct. To compare business energy tariffs, just provide your business address and contact details.
Thousands of businesses have trusted us to manage their energy switch. We’ve helped countless companies lower their bills and make huge savings. Try our free comparison engine today to find out how much you could save.
Save on your factory or workshop’s energy bills
Energy efficiency is key if you want to reduce your manufacturing business’ energy bills.
It is estimated that heating accounts for 12% of the energy used by companies in manufacturing. Lowering your thermostat by just 1°C can help you save around 8% on your energy bills.
Start by switching machinery and lights off when not in use. This will drastically lower energy usage.
If you haven’t switched suppliers in a while, this could be a reason for your expensive bills. Energy suppliers place you on a more expensive contract if you fail to switch suppliers after your tariff ends. The best way to prevent this is to compare energy prices and select a cheaper deal.
Business Energy offers a free comparison and switching service. We will find you exclusive business energy deals. Our energy experts will take care of the whole process. We will keep you updated during the switch using Track My Switch online.
Why choose Business Energy for your manufacturing business’ energy switch?
Expert advice and support
We’ve got tons of experience in business energy. So, we can provide you with all the help and guidance you need to make the best choice for your company.
We’ll manage your switch
Our team will contact your old and new supplier to arrange your switch.
Get access to the best deals
We’ll find the most suitable deals available for your business energy. We will include offers from both leading and independent suppliers.
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Track your switch online
Our innovative ‘Track My Switch’ tool enables you to keep up to date on the progress of your switch.
Energy saving tips for manufacturing businesses
The UK Government set strict targets to reduce carbon emissions. This has put a fair amount of pressure on businesses to improve their energy efficiency.
With large energy demands, it can be difficult for manufacturers to reduce their energy consumption. But not to worry, we specialise in business energy saving and below we outline a few tips to help.
Understand your usage
The first step to reducing your energy bills is to monitor and understand your usage. A smart meter can help you identify your peak times for energy consumption. From there, you can implement measures to improve efficiency.
Business’ peak times for energy consumption can also help you determine the best tariff for your needs. If your business uses energy during the evening or night, you may be better suited to an Economy 7 or Economy 10-meter tariff. These contracts offer cheaper unit rates during certain times of the day, so they can help to reduce your bills.
Heating and cooling
According to the Carbon Trust, manufacturing companies could save 20% on their energy. This is just by implementing simple energy efficiency. Heating is usually the area where manufacturing businesses use a significant amount of energy.
Try setting your thermostat to recommended temperatures. This prevents wastage. We also recommend that you arrange regular servicing for your boiler and pipework. This ensures that it is functioning effectively. This can save 10% on heating costs.
Are your heating and cooling systems linked to a timer? If so, you should check them frequently. You should also communicate with staff to ensure that they remain in sync with your operational hours.
Finally, carefully consider your options when selecting new machinery and simple appliances. Energy efficiency equipment will have a large impact on your energy savings goals. Even if the cost is slightly larger upfront, it will pay for itself overtime.
Insulation and ventilation
You should ensure that your ventilation system is only switched on during your hours of operation. Insulating your premises’ pipes and valves can reduce heat loss and make you less reliant on your heating.
We recommend you conduct an energy audit of your business. This will help you identify where energy efficiency can be improved. Larger businesses are usually better getting this done professionally in accordance with regulations. However, you can do one yourself and still find significant savings.
During your audit, you could consider factors such as how your business’ space is used. Could you improve ventilation by using the doorways and windows? How about isolating large areas from entrances that are frequently opened and closed? These are the type of improvements that can be identified through an energy audit.
Switch your manufacturing business’ utilities with Business Energy
It’s our goal to help you select the most suitable deals for your business utilities. With our guidance, you’ll find an energy tariff that can help you save money and increase profits.
Avoid overpaying for your business gas and heating. We offer access to some of the cheapest gas tariffs available on the market.
Are you spending more than you’d like to on your business electricity? Compare energy deals with us to find a better tariff and make huge savings.
Were you aware that you can switch water suppliers? We’ll help you find a cheaper deal for your business water supply and guide you through the switching process.
How long could it take to switch manufacturing business energy suppliers?
Switching business energy suppliers can take longer than changing domestic energy providers.
Business energy switches typically take approximately 4-6 weeks, but timescales can vary. Please note than your energy supply will not be affected in any way by switching suppliers.
Can I compare energy suppliers for more than one site or business location?
If your business has multiple locations, it is possible for you to consolidate your meters. This means you can control your billing on one account.
Our energy experts can provide you with everything you need to know about multi-site tariffs. We’ll help you select a suitable deal for your business.
Is there a cost involved in switching my business energy?
Comparing energy suppliers with Business Energy is completely free of charge. We’ll never charge you for using our comparison or switching services.
If you’re current energy contract is still in date, you may be charged an early exit fee if you switch suppliers before your tariff’s renewal window. Before you cancel your contact, we suggest getting in touch with your current supplier to find out if you’ll be charged. In some cases, the savings on offer with your new contract can outweigh the exit charge. We can advise you on this.
How can I check if I am overpaying for other utilities such as water, or telephone and internet bills?
It’s our goal to ensure that UK manufacturers have access to the best offers. This includes utilities; including insurance, telesales and broadband.
Get in touch with us today to find out how you could save on other business essentials.