Energy advice for business

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Here are some simple energy saving tips for businesses

  1. Introduce LED Tubes. Replacing standard fluorescent tubes with more efficient LED tubes can reduce the energy consumption of your lighting by 50%. Positive Charge can link you to a reputable supplier. Request an obligation free quote
  2. Upgrade your fridge. Buy a new generation refrigeration system when your old one needs replacing. Newer fridges use a lot less energy than older models, which can greatly reduce your running costs. If your fridge has non-perishable items it may also be worth considering setting a timer so that it turns off at night. For some energy efficient fridges and freezers,  businesses are even are eligible for rebates via the the Energy Saver Incentive.
  3. Insulate. Insulation in your roof, ceiling and walls can reduce heat loss by up to 65%. Visit our insulation information page. Or call one of our energy experts on 03 9385 8555 for personalised advice.
  4. Install solar panels. Getting your power from the sun can save your business loads on electricity bills. Positive Charge is here to help you make sense of your quotes and work out what is best for your business. Call us on 03 9385 8555.
  5. Upgrade your air-conditioner. Buy a 5-star air conditioner when your old system needs replacing. Every extra star can reduce running costs by 10%! Rebates and special offers are also available for some air conditioners, via the Energy Saver Incentive.
  6. Install variable speed drives on motors. For light industrial and commercial businesses it is more efficient to place variable speed drives on the motors of equipment such as fans, pumps, winders and precision tools, than using constant speed devices. Incentives are available, for businesses upgrading to a high efficiency electric motors.
  7. Replace high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Replace HID lamps with banks of T5 fluorescent lamps or LEDs, when fixtures are less than 6-8 metres above the floor. These energy smart lighting options provide brightness at least, if not better than, conventional light sources. You’ll save on replacement costs, due to the longer life span of your new lights.
  8. Replace your electric hot water system. We highly recommend heat pump hot water systems,  and Victorian government rebates are available to help with the cost. Call our free energy helpline on 03 9385 8555 for advice.

Videos:

These videos might help you on your energy efficiency journey.

Why insulate?

Business advice videos

Ready to cut the cost of your businesses’ energy bills? Then these videos are for you.

Refrigerate efficiently

Power save

Don’t waste heating and cooling

Use lighting economically

Heat and cool with care

Check air compressors for leaks

Coffee timers can help cafes save hundreds per year

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