The leisure industry is notorious for being a high energy usage sector. Not only are there 24/7 gyms that allow people to work out whenever they have the time, but you also find large swimming pools heated to ideal temperatures and constantly on lighting. Even the largest names with multiple franchises across the country benefit from finding ways to reduce certain costs. And, with energy prices on the rise nationwide, there has never been a better time to consider CHP for your leisure business.
Why Is The Leisure Industry So Dependent On Consistent Energy?
The leisure industry is largely customer-facing. As B2C companies, your role is to ensure that every customer that walks through your door is kept satisfied. This means providing a comfortable and enjoyable environment for whatever activity is on the schedule. Leisure centres, for example, are normally larger-scale buildings that require constant heating to keep internal temperatures comfortable. In gyms, air conditioning both improves the surrounding environment and makes it safe for guests to work out. Swimming pools – particularly those heavily used by young children and babies – need to be kept at a moderated temperature. And, everything from lighting through to providing showers all adds up to create a significant demand for reliable and consistent energy.
Without these things, leisure businesses fall short of the competition and are left struggling to keep up. If the gym down the road can stay open 24/7 and provide showering facilities to all guests within the membership, what would inspire someone to visit you if your services are below this standard? The leisure industry is dependent on customer loyalty and repeat custom – therefore these energy demands are essential to running a successful business.
Why is CHP a Good Idea?
CHP or combined heat and power systems take the place of conventional energy supply. They generate electricity and capture the excess heat, which would previously have been wasted. This thermal energy can then be used to heat hot water or provide space heating, significantly reducing the demand for your business. This helps your business to:
- Reduce energy costs.
- Stay independent from mains energy, reducing the risk of disruption and outages.
- Reduce emissions.
- Improve the efficiency of your fuel use.
- Become exempt from the Climate Change Levy, saving you more money over time.
Combined heat and power has been around for many years but its benefits to businesses of all scales are only just being discovered recently. Here at Energimizer, we have an experienced team that has been supplying and supporting these sustainable energy systems for over 20 years. To learn more about the systems and technology we use, or to discuss the needs of your leisure business today, please do get in contact with us here.