The rising cost of electricity and environmental issues have been at the heart of the news in recent years. Hotels are one of those places that can’t do without electricity and are seeing their bills soar. But at Styqr we always see the positive. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of all the little things you hotels can do to cut your bill.

1. Light sources

First of all, you need to make the most of what you’ve got and what’s free. Natural light is your best friend in these cases. Make the most of it and exploit it to the full. Dans les couloirs ou dans les halls d’entrées par exemple, plus vous créez des puits de lumière naturelle et moins vous aurez besoin de lumière artificielle.

For bedrooms, kitchens and other common areas, opt for LEDs or low-energy bulbs. You’ll still have the same light source, but for less! You can also equip corridors with automatic detectors. This way, they don’t stay on day and night for no reason.

2. Heating and air conditioning

This subject is a little trickier, and understandably so. This is the category that consumes the most electricity. Nevertheless, you can’t ask your customers to shiver in the middle of winter and sweat profusely in the middle of summer. But even so, you can still reduce your costs.

Make sure, for example, that an empty room is not excessively heated or air-conditioned. You can also set up a system for resetting the temperature of a room that has just been vacated. Finally, especially in winter, you can control the room thermostats so that they don’t exceed 20°. The temperature in a bedroom should normally be 16°.

3. Intelligent tools

Don’t hesitate to equip your hotel with key card doors. They can be used to control the opening and closing of the room, as well as its temperature. It can be used to switch on the air-conditioning or heating when you enter the room, and reduce it when you leave.

Intelligent window sensors switch off heating and air conditioning when windows are opened in the room. And of course, the key to all this is excellent insulation. If you’re planning to build or renovate, don’t neglect your hotel’s insulation. If you do a little research, you’ll discover that you can benefit from bonuses.

Who said that in an hôtel we couldn’t make some energy savings? Certainly not us!