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Health & Care

Care home exterior - care homes and healthcare can save on energy

There is most compelling evidence that health institutions and care homes are beneficiaries of energy saving products.

For the most part, this is due to their consistent energy requirements. In fact, it’s 24 hours a day to heat or cool, illuminate spaces, operate machinery and run kitchens. Overall this creates consistent levels of energy use, compatible with how sustainable technologies operate successfully.

Heating is up to 70% of your energy bill

Did you know that heating is typically to blame for up to 70% of your energy bills? To be sure, healthcare and care home facilities often have large, inefficient boilers for this purpose.

Care homes and healthcare establishments across the UK have notable potential to save on energy bills. Chiefly this arises from usage reduction techniques. At the same time appropriate contract and energy management advice is especially important.

The energy Vs profit challenge

Such is the demand for energy in this sector, versus its ever-rising cost (and carbon taxes), it is increasingly difficult to run a profitable enterprise. In fact, for this reason the uptake of energy efficient technology and renewables is growing rapidly.

Contact us now to check out your profit-saving options.

Not on mains gas? Move away from oil and LPG

Frequently, care homes in particular are in rural locations. That usually means no mains gas supply.

It’s important to realise that conventional oil and LPG boilers are expensive to run and polluting. The first thing to remember is that equally they are no longer the top choice for hot water and space heating. To be sure you have choices – some of these will supply you with long term income. For example, all three of these technologies qualify for 20 years of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) –

  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar Thermal Panels
  • Heat pumps

Other technologies for profit improvement

In like manner, how many clients would prefer your establishment if you had a few electric vehicle charging stations? Certainly, in care homes, the families of your residents will factor this into their decision when deciding where to place their relatives. To emphasise –

Not to mention the rapid uptake of battery storage, which will store off-peak electricity for use at peak times.

Improve profits by switching technologies

As a matter of fact, even where mains gas and electricity are both supplied, there is better choice in healthcare than fossil fuels. There is most compelling evidence for using efficient and renewable technologies.

The savings are usually significantly more than most enterprises expect. As an illustration -reduced fuel costs, tax allowances and often, long-term passive income.

IU Energy has extensive know-how with all the technologies mentioned.

Contact us now to see what’s right for your enterprise,

IU lowered our energy costs in this very difficult period”

Liz Waters

Waters Park House Acquired Brain Injury Centre

Case Studies

Below are some of our case studies for projects we have conducted in the care industry.

How much energy is your business currently wasting?

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