Buying new and more efficient equipment is an excellent way to improve energy performance. When you look at the whole-life costs, replacing a motor is often more cost-effective than rewinding an existing motor because rewound motors are up to 5 per cent less energy-efficient.
Higher-efficiency single-speed motors don't cost much more to buy than standard-efficiency models but they use up to 5 per cent less energy.
Multiple-speed motors are a little more expensive to buy than single-speed motors but they can improve energy efficiency. They have up to four fixed-speed settings, which means that you can save energy by not having to use a transmission system.
Help with buying new equipment
Although replacing old systems will cost your business money, the Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) incentive scheme enables you to benefit from a 100 per cent tax allowance in the year you buy the equipment.