Avoid Future Bill Shocks.
Nobody likes looking at energy bills. They are depressing, confusing documents, that bring little joy (or insights) to the reader so they tend to be ignored or at best summarily glanced over. You might even think they are designed this way on purpose (and sometimes this is the case).
"But there are good reasons to look at your bills every so often"
Here are five simple reasons to keep on eye on your bills as a business or a home:
If you don't watch your energy bills there are lots of reasons you could be wasting money. These include paying a high tariff rate, losing a discount, leaving something on continuously or simply getting lots of over estimated bills.
Protect Your Environment
There are lots of reasons why not watching your energy bills leads to a worse local and global environment. Creating energy, in particular electricity, usually leads to some air and other pollution. By managing your bills better, you can use less and reduce the pressure on the environment.
Tackle Climate Change
It is becoming one of the top challenges of our generation, and increasingly scientists are shouting that we all need to take responsibility for our greenhouse gas emissions. Energy use is the top emission source for greenhouse gas emissions, so by managing our bills and at least understanding our emissions we can start on the path to decarbonising.
Improve National Security
How many wars around the world have been about energy/oil resources? In fact most countries who rely on energy imports realise this has significant security concerns. By looking at our energy bills and understanding where the energy originates from, we can start to plan to use less risky supplies.
Make Better Investments
At the end of the day, to meet sustainability challenges and to heat and power our homes and businesses efficiently, we all need to make better investment decisions across renewables, efficiency, insulation, storage and controls. Making good investment decisions means we need to know how much we spend on our current bills and what are our current energy use patterns / quantities.