5 practical and effective ways to reducing your restaurant's energy bill_Kounta
5 practical and effective ways to reducing your restaurant's energy bill_Kounta

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In the face of so many challenges, taking the necessary steps to reduce your energy bill will not only significantly lessen the financial burden you face running your hospitality business (by thousands of dollars potentially), it’ll also genuinely make the world a better place.

1 . Dive deep into your energy bill, and not just once

It isn’t enough to just make a mental note to turn off any appliances you see unnecessarily running, or reminding your staff to be more conscious about their energy use everyday.

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You might be surprised at what you can discover doing an energy audit. Issues like staff members leaving the freezer doors open during service (thus wasting more energy) is the sort of thing that will come up during an energy audit, and the quicker you address them the better.

An audit will also highlight if any hardware changes need to be made, for example, to replace faulty seals on fridge doors. If your fridge door has a damaged gasket and doesn’t shut properly, your running costs could 5 practical and effective ways to reducing your restaurant's energy bill_Kounta

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  • People tend to leave the lights on in areas such as closets or bathrooms during the hustle and bustle of a service. Use occupancy sensors in these areas to automatically turn the lights off when no one’s there for a while. These can be easily installed and retail for about $30–50.
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    Australian hospitality businesses are facing a real and serious challenge from rising energy costs, a situation that in all likelihood may not see change for a while. But there are very practical ways you can reduce the long term cost of sustaining your operations.

    Just keep in mind that taking steps to cut down on your usage now will mean you can start saving earlier, and do the earth that much more good while you’re at it.

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