Guide

Saving money with energy efficient motors

Replacing motors to save energy

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.