Heating generally accounts for most of the energy consumption in hotels and guesthouses. But, it does not always account for the majority of costs. Why? Gas used for heating is typically three time cheaper than electricity. So if you use a lot of electricity for heating this could be where most of your energy costs go.
The types of lighting and how it is used in hotels can have an enormous effect on your energy bills. A cheap light bulb costing less than £1 or €1, might end up costing you ten times that per year in electricity costs. So the first thing to consider is can you get an LED or CFL bulb for a reasonable price to replace older incandescent bulbs?
Most hotels realise that there are a lot of fridges in their premises if there are in bar facilities in rooms. But do they need to be kept on 24/7 or out of season?
More and more hotels are offering food and dining as part of their service offerings to customers. Some simple easy tips can eliminate energy waste in these areas.
Hot water is used primarily in bathrooms. But many hotels will keep their hot water supply on constantly, despite most usage during peak times such as morning times or check in times.
Do you allow patrons to plug in their laptops? Don’t worry, typically these do not use much but other appliances such as outdoor heaters do. So tackle these areas first.
Our fast, friendly analysis gives you an estimate of how much you are likely to spend over the next 5 years on energy. This gives you a nice starting point for validating any energy efficiency investments. You’ll also get a monthly breakdown of how much you spend and on what areas.
Less than 20% of businesses change their supplier annually. If you are getting a good tariff rate, this is not a problem, but most businesses who have not switched in the past 2 years typically are paying over 5% more than their competitors. We’ll ask if you’d like us to check the market for better prices and we can show the expected cost savings based on your previous usage.
Businesses hate waste. Hotels are no exception. Most hotels that have never looked at simple energy management can expect savings of 5-10% on their energy use. Our platform helps identify the areas of waste typically found, including heating left on in warm periods, lighting left on throughout the night and unnesessary equipment left running.