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Energy Efficiency Tips

How small energy efficient changes can make a big different in the current economic climate.

As we head into autumn and winter, the reality of increased energy bills is something we are all aware of, with phrases such as 'Heat or eat' in circulation. With many of us refusing to turn on the heating, opting for cosy blankets during the colder months, we have a few tips to help you save money when it comes to your electricity bills.

Tackling Wasted Energy

The cost-of-living crisis is affecting more than just UK homes, it’s also affecting businesses and schools too, taking big chunks out of school budgets. We’ve researched some simple, yet effective tips to save on electricity costs within your school or business.

Classroom temperature
This is an obvious one, but making sure all heating and cooling controls are set to an efficient temperature ensures your money goes further. The recommended optimum classroom temperature is 18°C. Smart heating solutions can help to tackle wasted energy too!

Switch OFF the computers
Believe it or not, PCs and monitors consume a lot more energy when on standby. The ideal solution would be to ensure all computers in your school or business are set to activate ‘hibernate mode’ after 10 minutes of non-use. Small changes will make a bigger difference longer term.

Senso Energy Saving Laptop Power Off

Senso Energy Saving Piggy Bank

Budgeting Tips

Energy saving lights
LED lights use up to 85% less energy than any traditional light bulb. They last much longer than older types of bulbs and also improve the quality of light too. LED replacements for incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lamps can run with no maintenance for more than a decade – amazing. Costs of purchasing LED lights are repaid through the long-term energy savings. It’s a no brainer really, make the swap and save your budget!

Devices during the school holidays
This one goes without saying, but you would be surprised by how often machines get left on during the holidays. Ensuring that all electrical devices and appliances are turned off throughout the school holidays and not just on standby offers another cost-effective solution. Machines on standby still consume a lot of electricity.

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Do you want more information on what Senso.cloud can do for your school or business? Get in touch, book a demo and see why so many schools and businesses have already purchased our software.