Energy Saving Tips for Pubs
What can you do to reduce the price of your pub’s electricity usage and gas costs?
1.) You should realistically have thermostats installed throughout your pub. These should be installed in different parts of the building – depending on its size. They also shouldn’t be positioned in areas susceptible to naturally hot or cold areas – i.e., the beer garden door or by your kitchen.
Having these thermostats in place will help you to regulate the temperature more effectively. There’s a sweet spot of between 20°C and 22°C – anything above that and you’ll be wasting money on heating you don’t necessarily need.
2.) It’s been estimated that around a quarter of a pub’s electricity consumption is attributed to lighting. The best way to reduce these consumption levels is by switching to LED lighting where possible. LED lighting is far more energy efficient and will help you to keep your bills down. Automatic lighting controls can also be incredibly useful.
3.) Does your pub have a well-insulated cellar? This is typically where all the beer and soft drinks kegs or stored. So, naturally, it has to be kept to a cool temperature – of around 11°C to 13°C. If your hatches or doors are allowing cool air to escape, or you’re keeping equipment that produces lots of heat down there, you could be having to overcool the space to compensate.
Even if you’re overcooling by just 1°C, you could be boosting the rate of keeping your cellar cool by as much as 10%. It’s important to make sure the space is totally fit for its purpose.