Use an Energy Management System in Your Business

February 23, 2012 by  Filed under: Management 

Quite often when you’re running a business, the amount of energy your company uses up is not always the first thing on your mind. You may be more concerned with the daily activities of your business, and who would blame you? However it is likely that you receive regular monthly shocks when your energy bill arrives.

For big businesses, this nasty surprise can be even worse. When you employ so many members of staff, the cost of your energy usage can be colossal. When you sit and think about all of the things in your business that use energy, there are a lot; constantly powered computers, lighting and heating are only some of the biggest consumers and probably the most obvious. But even the smaller things can still use up a great deal of energy over a period of time; just think about how many times a day the kettle is used by your staff for their cups of tea and coffee.

If you sat down and thoroughly recorded exactly how much energy your business used on a daily basis, it is likely that you would find you use a lot more than is actually required. It is therefore essential to practise energy management regularly in order to reduce the situation from occurring.

Not only does it waste your money, but using more energy than necessary can also be damaging to your business’ electrical appliances as well. When electrical appliances are receiving too much energy, they often convert the excess into heat. Eventually, they will overheat and wear out, meaning that you then have to spend even more money to replace them.

An energy management system will help to control the level of energy that is used in your business on a daily basis, as well as allowing your firm to reduce its carbon footprint. One method of energy management is voltage optimisation which is used on a regular basis. This is the process of systematically controlling the level of energy that is used by a consumer and not exceeding it, ultimately resulting in a reduction of the amount that is used. Basically, it makes sure that you only use the amount of energy actually required.

You may have heard of an organisation called Carbon Trust. With the intention of supporting businesses and public organisations in helping to meet the UK’s climate change targets, this was created by the government back in 2001. The Carbon Trust’s aim is to help businesses produce lower carbon emissions and in order to do this, they therefore offer to provide funding for projects that do just that. Another benefit of investing in an energy management system (or voltage optimisation unit) is that, as these would significantly help to reduce your business’ energy consumption, the installation would qualify for a loan from the Carbon Trust.

Most energy management systems come with a fitted meter and a digital display allowing you to monitor the system’s performance as and when you please. In addition to this, the majority of energy management systems will only work when they sense that they need to and will not be running unnecessarily.

By investing in an energy management system, it is estimated that your average investment payback will be within 2-3 years. As well as reducing your carbon footprint, you would also be saying yourself money.

Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management Ltd provide a variety of energy saving solutions to commercial businesses. You can save up to 20% off your business’ energy bills by investing in their own energy management system, Voltis. If you want to invest in an energy management system that is economical and can actually save you money, contact Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management Ltd. Intelligent Voltage Optimisation

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