Here’s looking at you, 2022 - A year no doubt many of us are looking forward to as a clean slate and a chance to implement many of the hard learned lessons from 2021 about business and beyond.
As Australian businesses over have grappled the many challenges thrown their way, we’ve been honoured to help many of them with their energy needs, both those who saw a dramatic upswing in demand, as well as those dropping a gear and seeking to trim fat and lower operational expenses.
No matter how your 2021 went, let’s take the strain out of the year to come in advance with our top four ways to better your energy bills.
Even if you do nothing else, hire An Energy Broker - at no cost to you
Just like a mortgage broker, energy brokers are here to do the hard work for you.
Comparing providers, understanding jargon and actually knowing what is best for your current and future situation is complex at the best of times, so having a broker on your side to put the pieces together not only benefits your business, but keeps them off your plate so you can get on with doing what you do best.
A broker in your corner could be the difference between keeping your bills low, or continuing to feel out of control and paying more with each passing year.
With Choice Energy, your dedicated energy manager stays in touch, not only providing you a solution now, but also using their ongoing insights into the energy market to flag important opportunities or expert energy strategies as they become applicable to you and your business.
Best of all? It’s at no cost to you. Learn more about energy management here.
Embrace solar as the more sustainable AND cheaper option
Sustainability continues to be a key consideration when it comes to businesses and consumers alike.
Where sustainability once meant a lower profit margin in the name of doing the right thing, the drop in price for solar energy combined with the volatility and YOY rise of the energy market makes solar solutions for businesses a lot more feasible from a financial point of view.
Even for Choice Energy customers who chose to go solar in the name of a sustainability profile alone are seeing savings in the thousands when it comes to their energy bills, thanks to the offset of demand during peak hours.
And it’s affordable for many from the get go, with the ability to access government incentives and rebates and great finance options being equal or lower to current energy bills - and once your system is paid off, you’re enjoying clean, sustainable and free energy for years to come.
What's more, the changes to the Federal Government's Instant Asset Tax Write Off and the subsequent removal of the value cap has allowed more businesses to take full advantage of the scheme, making the switch to solar more viable for businesses.
Explore Temporary Full Expensing before it expires.
Consider your new site needs in a Work-From-Home world
No matter your industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has made a huge shift in not only the way we do business, but also the way we think about it. For many, this has brought about the tangibility of a dispersed workforce. A 100% remote company may not be right for you, but if like many you’ve seen the benefits of balanced staff, higher efficiency and greater creativity and problem solving from your team, you might also be looking around the office or HQ and noticing a few more empty seats.
Downsizing your office space not only saves on rent costs, but also reduces the need for so much energy, especially if your primary work hours fall into peak periods of energy prices. A move might feel daunting, or an overreaction to a problem that feels temporary, but consider this: With Australia continuing to see a rise in energy costs and no clear pathway to change, a confident move today could mean thousands saved.
Download our easy-to-implement checklist to ensure you have the basics covered
Earlier this year we released our top ways to save on your business energy bills that goes far beyond simply switching off the lights, including a few little known techniques that might be costing you thousands of dollars every year.
We’ve included not only our best tips from our senior energy managers, but also timelines, case studies and challenge level. It’s go-to, jargon-free and might set you on the course to save thousands in 2022.
Let’s make 2022 your most optimised year yet. While you focus on growth and getting back to serious business, we’re here to make sure your power bills are in hand and under control. Reach out to us today on 1300 304 448 or contact us here to get started.