James owns a small cafe in Victoria, Australia. Electricity bills impact the bottom line of small businesses. Lighting, refrigeration, HVAC and coffee machines left James with high quarterly electricity bills. He wondered if some of this electricity use was avoidable but couldn’t figure it out without the ability to track specific appliances.
What he did
James installed carbonTRACK to see when he was using electricity, and where improvements could be made to reduce his expenses. With carbonTRACK, James determined that heating of the two hot water systems and appliances such as the food displays, toasters, sandwich press and the coffee machine were routinely left on overnight.
Using carbonTRACK, James set timers to reduce excessive cycling of electric hot water systems. He also switched off the coffee machine at the close of business and monitored his fridges to identify areas for improvements.
“I reduced my electricity bill by 13% after carbonTRACK was installed.”
James made some small simple changes with how he operated his business and used his appliances. As a result, he was able to save 13% on his electricity bills.