5 tips for a low cost, sustainable Christmas

Christmas - it's the most wonderful time of the year. Apart from the energy bills that can come with it!

 

Here at Bryt Energy, we've come up with our top 5 tips to keep your energy bills down whilst living more sustainably along the way: 

 

1. Reduce, reuse, recycle

Each year, wasted wrapping paper could wrap around the Earth's equator nine times!* Using recycled cards and wrapping paper in your office, and then reusing or recycling them again, could drastically reduce your business' waste.

 

 Shopping bags

 

 2. Use LED lights on decorations

Rather than filament light bulbs, LEDs in your office Christmas decorations can last up to 100,000 hours and use 90% less energy than a traditional filament set of Christmas lights would.** 

 

3. Reduce your Christmas leftovers

A total of four million Christmas dinners are thrown away each year.*** You could cook less, freeze or compost your leftover dinner, to help your food go further. This would reduce the carbon footprint associated with your food. 

 

4.  Rechargeable batteries

Whether you're at home or working this holiday, with Christmas comes toys, gadgets and technology - and lots of them. By switching from disposable to rechargeable batteries, you can reduce your costs and waste along the way.

 

5. Ditch stand-by

Rather than putting your appliances on stand-by, you could turn them off when they're not in use. This could help you save on energy consumption and consequently your bill. This includes turning off office or warehouse appliances and lights when not in use. Even households that do this year round could save an annual amount of £100!****

 

6. (A Christmas bonus)  Save energy - don't misuse the photocopier at the office Christmas party!

 

Santa

 

By reducing your waste and making some small changes to how you use energy, you could save money on your energy bills this Christmas.

 

If you have any other money-saving tips for Christmas, or just have a query, get in touch at solutions@brytenergy.co.uk.

 

Sources:

*https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/dec/19/not-easy-being-green-wrapping-paper

**http://www.xmasdirect.co.uk/energy-saving

***https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/food-drink/over-4-million-christmas-dinners-are-thrown-away-each-year-a6757211.html

****https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2017-12-07/households-waste-nearly-100-year-leaving-tech-standby-switch-items

Before we can provide you with the right quote for your business electricity, we need to determine what kind of organisation you are. Please can you answer these 3 simple questions:

1. Does your organisation consume less than 50,000kWh per year?

2. Do you have a meter type that is a Profile class 1,2,3 or 4?

3. Does your meter have 3 charge rates per meter or less?

(You should be able to find all this information out from your current electricity invoice but if you’re unsure, please just email us at solutions@brytenergy.co.uk)

Download your Bryt Energy price generator here

Please just follow the instructions on the generator to get a price.