Reducing Small Business Electricity & Gas Costs for Hotels

For small businesses such as boutique hotels, energy bills can account for a large amount of operating costs making energy costs a common barrier to success. With rising hotel electricity costs and gas prices, your energy bills can put more strains on your business but it doesn’t have to.

The Carbon Trust estimates that hotels can reduce their energy bills by as much as 20% through smart and simple energy saving measures. Heating measures, lighting control, and increasing energy awareness among staff members are only a few of the many options that can help you reduce your energy consumption and keep your utility bills to a minimum.

At Simply Business Energy, we have identified some of the key methods that can help reduce your hotel business energy prices and save money on your utility bills over time. Not only will this improve financial stability for your hotel, it can also increase efficiency throughout your restaurant and will likely benefit the reputation of your establishment.


Overheating.Overheating bedrooms and corridors can consume a great deal of unnecessary energy. Simply keep temperatures at a level which is comfortable for your guests - ideally between 19-21%u2103.

Service your boiler regularly.This is simple enough and can help you save up to 10% on your annual heating costs.


Switch to low energy light bulbs. Lighting your hotel can cost you a fortune in electricity bills and by simply changing to more energy efficient solutions, such as tungsten GLS lamps or T12 fluorescent tubes, you can reduce your business energy consumption by as much as 80%. This can result in huge savings on your electricity bills.

Sensors.Daylight and occupancy sensors can help you to better control how regularly lights are to be used in public areas - try to limit usage to only when required.

Air Conditioning

Don’t run air conditioning and heating at the same time.This has been identified as a common problem in hotels. Avoid using heating and cooling systems simultaneously, as you will have them competing against each other, further increasing your energy consumption for no reason at all.

Avoid Overuse.Ideally, it is recommended to deactivate any air conditioning unless the room temperature exceeds 23-24%u2103.

Monitoring & Control

Management System.Implementing a management system for your air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems can give you better control, increase your small business energy efficiency and help to further reduce your hotel’s energy costs.

Insulation.By installing double glazing to better insulate your hotel’s windows, you can start to make huge savings on your heating bills.

Contact our friendly team today to find out how your boutique hotel can benefit from choosing the right energy supplier. Compare business gas and electricity prices on our website to help you get the best rates for your business.

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