With fuel prices and energy costs on the rise across the UK, it has never been more important for businesses to maximise their energy efficiency. If you operate a warehouse or industrial unit, you’re likely already seeing an increase in fuel bills for running vehicles and vital machinery on-site. While there’s little you can do to off-set these operational costs, you can at least mitigate the increase by improving energy efficiency elsewhere in the company.
Here at Centaur Properties, we help our clients find the best industrial units for rent in Liverpool. We are always keen for our clients to get the most out of their new premises, so we’ve put together the following hints and tips for improving energy efficiency.
As we head into the summer, it makes sense to take advantage of the longer, brighter days by minimising the use of artificial lighting. If your industrial unit has sufficiently large windows, then there is no reason not to make use of the natural light this provides. See to it that windows are kept clear of obstruction and cleaned on a regular basis for the best advantage.
If you must have artificial lighting in your industrial unit, make the effort to install LED products. These lights are much more efficient than their fluorescent counterparts, reducing energy costs by up to 70% in some cases.
By hooking up your light system to a series of motion sensors, you ensure that your lights only go on if there are people in the area to benefit from them. This is a simple way to reduce wasted energy. It also means that, should your team forget to turn out the lights as they leave for the day, it doesn’t matter – the lights will turn themselves off in due course.
In most industrial units, you don’t need to concern yourself too much with the heating. Between running machinery and your staff engaged in physical work, it should only be switched on in really cold conditions. An interior thermometer can let you know that the building is at a comfortable temperature for your employees – usually between 13 and 16°C.
If you’re looking for industrial units for rent, Liverpool is a prime location. Contact Centaur Properties today on 0151 525 5569 to learn about our latest industrial unit availability or to arrange an immediate viewing.