There are over 300 crematoriums in the UK, and whilst less than a third are privately owned. This number is steadily rising.
If you run a private crematorium, then you’ll know that there are very high energy costs involved in operating your business.
The current high cost of a funeral has seen more people dealing directly with a crematorium rather than a funeral director. This is good for business, but it does mean that private crematoriums are becoming busier at a time when energy and utility prices are soaring.
One of the hardest things to get right is to keep the costs of cremation down whilst also managing to keep on top of your energy bills.
The average energy consumption for a crematorium varies widely depending on a number of factors. This includes how small or large your premises are and the type of equipment you’re using. How often your cremation chamber is used will also have an impact.
In 2015, the UK Environment Agency conducted a study on energy usage in crematoriums. It found that, on average, they used around 150 kWh per cremation. This included the energy required for heating the chamber and the exhaust gas cleaning system.
If your business carries out 2 to 3 cremations a day, then it could be consuming between 109,500 kWh and 164,250 kWh a year.
However, crematoriums in larger urban areas may operate more frequently than this, which would result in higher rates of energy consumption.
The best way to save money on your energy bills is to switch your existing gas and business electricity supplier. By switching energy providers, you can make sure that you’re getting the most cost-effective deal for your business.