Reducing your Energy Bills
Why are my bills so big?
We all hate estimated bills, all larger sites now have to have either a “half-hourly” meter or a “Smart meter”, both of which take readings every half-an-hour, so no more estimations, in 95% of cases.
So why, asked a chain of restaurants, is our new site which is half the size of our flagship, using twice as much electricity.
I spoke to the General Manager and he went through all his working practices, I went through the restaurant itemising every appliance I had on my list for the kitchen and the restaurant itself. I was mystified.
So I travelled down to meet the Operations Director and have a look in person.
As I neared the site, close to Regent Street, I could see immediately a line of 3-kiloWatt patio heaters attached to every upright outside the restaurant and along the wall too. These had been added later and weren’t on the specs and no-one thought that running 15 x 3-kilowatt heaters from 009:00 to midnight would affect the running costs of the restaurant!