Electricity and gas prices for GP surgeries are on the rise. Compare electricity and gas prices from all energy suppliers to get the cheapest gas and electricity deals for your GP surgery.
There are around 7,500 GP surgeries in England serving hundreds of thousands of patients daily. A typical GP surgery operates for over 10 hours a day and many surgeries also operate over the weekends. With all those surgeries operating, the electricity and gas consumed by this sector is huge.
Just like any other businesses in the country, controlling energy costs is one of the priorities by the surgeries to control their operational budgets. There are various ways how GP surgeries can save money on their electricity and gas bills.
Business Energy Shop offers a free of cost energy price comparison service that can be used by any GP surgery at any time to compare energy prices from all business energy suppliers (link to energy suppliers page). The price comparison only needs few details such as; surgery address, energy consumption, current supplier and contract end date. The results from each supplier are grouped to show various plans with unit rates and standing charges (if any).
There are many energy saving opportunities available to GP surgeries that will cut costs without compromising the comfort of patients and the staff. Identifying those opportunities is not especially difficult and many can be implemented at low, or even no, cost.
Regular monitoring of energy use will enable the GP surgery to observe and understand energy consumption throughout the building, and enable staff to better understand the impact that they can have in helping to improve energy efficiency. Monitoring on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis will enable the surgery to better understand its energy use profile – when peak energy use is occurring – and to identify any unexpected anomalies, such as out of hours energy use. This is a good way to identify issues that contribute to excessive energy bills such as: