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23 Jun

How to Find Cheap Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
Every business and organisation should be looking to lower their overheads on a regular basis and this will mean understanding how to find cheap business energy suppliers. Indeed, lowering a firm’s energy bill is a quick win when it comes to lowering overheads and boosting profitability. The process will also see the firm switching to fairer and cheaper rates and having an energy contract that best meets their needs. It would be nice if every firm could have someone who could dedicate the time and energy to finding a new supplier but this is not always possible, particularly for small firms. And while there are online comparison websites to find cheaper business energy suppliers, they may not find the best deals and offers available. Firms looking for cheap business electricity suppliers Indeed, while firms looking for cheap business electricity suppliers may use the sites, they may be surprised to find that they have to give more details when speaking with the supplier since they will need a bespoke deal. That’s because suppliers can only give an indication of the rates on these comparison websites and they will need to make a detailed offer when contacted. The flipside to having someone spend their time and energy finding a cheaper energy supplier is to utilise the expertise of those who understand how the business energy market works and can access the latest deals and tariffs. This will mean speaking with the helpful advisers at D-Energi. Market for cheap business gas deals On top of looking for good business electricity deals, the team can also look at the market for cheap business gas deals as well. It should be highlighted at this point that firms cannot get access to dual fuel deals that they can for their domestic supply and they may find they have to use separate suppliers for their gas and electricity needs. Indeed, it will soon become apparent that the tariffs for business energy work rather differently to those being offered to domestic consumers and the prices being charged vary from day-to-day. The business energy market is volatile for several reasons and it helps to have advice and guidance to find the best deals possible. Also, some firms will also be looking to compare business energy prices and they may have half hourly meters installed which means they have raw data for a potential supplier to appreciate the need to deliver a better deal.   For more help and advice on how to find cheap business energy suppliers, then speak with the team at D-Energi who will be pleased to help.
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21 Jun

How Business Can Switch Energy Suppliers Easily

by Simon Thompson
 
For many businesses looking to switch energy suppliers easily, the main incentive is for them to enjoy cheaper bills and lower overheads. Indeed, for some organisations the difference between making a profit and loss may come down to reducing their energy costs. Despite this opportunity, the energy sector’s regulator Ofgem says most firms haven’t bothered switching and are now missing out on huge cost savings. It also helps that firms can sign a contract for a fixed rate, usually for a year, though some contracts can run for two and even up to five years. This means they will be able to fix their energy prices which will be of benefit for their cash flow forecasts. Making the energy switch When it comes to making the energy switch, the process itself is straightforward and the firm will need to source a new supplier who is offering prices they find attractive. There is no loss of energy supply during the switchover process itself. It should also be appreciated that for those firms who have never switched energy supplier or have moved to new premises, they will be probably paying ‘deemed’ rates. This is an out of contract rate which can be an expensive position for a firm to be in; the out of contract rates are usually much higher than in-contract rates. However, if the firm doesn’t switch suppliers they may be automatically rolled onto these deemed contracts and may not appreciate just how much extra they are paying for their energy supply. Issues to consider when switching energy suppliers There are also other issues to consider when switching energy suppliers and these will include the firm’s location and the amount of energy they use. On top of this, the price they pay for a contract will also depend on their type of business, the length of contract they choose to sign for and, of course, the supplier as well. While this may appear to be a complicated and confusing marketplace, it is a simple one to negotiate though it does help having experts. This may mean speaking with the experts at D-Energi who have the expertise and experience to source cheaper energy deals for businesses of all shapes and sizes.   The D-Energi team can also explain how businesses can switch energy suppliers easily and discuss the potential savings that can be made.
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19 Jun

Understanding the Market for Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms who need help in understanding the market for business energy suppliers then this article is a good starting point. While the helpful team of advisers at D-Energi can answer questions about hot to find cheaper energy suppliers, it is also possible for the firm concerned to carry out their own research too. Perhaps, the best starting point is to visit one of the many online comparison websites to see what energy suppliers are offering firms like theirs. It’s worth pointing out these online comparison websites offer a good indication of current market rates but they may not be analysing the whole market for suppliers and therefore may not be aware of cheaper deals and tariffs. Business electricity suppliers Obviously, every firm will be needing business electricity suppliers for their everyday needs from making a cup of tea to powering their computers, tools and other necessary equipment. It’s important to appreciate that the contract for business energy will run for fixed terms which range from one year and up to five years. There are a number of advantages for opting for no longer term contracts and the main one being protecting a business from future potential price increases. The downside is the firm will be locked into a contract until it ends and they may miss out on better deals and tariffs from other suppliers in the meantime. Indeed, all firms should check when their business energy contract comes up for renewal and use this as an opportunity to search the marketplace for better and cheaper suppliers. Firms looking for business gas suppliers Again, this advice also works for those firms looking for business gas suppliers and their terms too will vary as will their contract lengths. Most firms will be looking for a gas supply to keep their premises and offices warm and there may be better deals to be had for those firms who have more than one premises to consider. The marketplace for business energy has seen competition increase in recent years and prices have fallen in real terms by around 13% and the growth in popularity for firms wanting renewable or green energy has also been boosted.   There’s no doubt that to understand the market for business energy suppliers can be a time-consuming process but the experts at D-Energi are available to help and offer advice when sourcing a new improved energy offer from a supplier.  
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16 Jun

Finding Cheap Commercial Electricity Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
The market for offering cheap commercial electricity rates is a competitive one so it is relatively easy for a firm to find a cheaper new electricity supplier. However, there are some considerations that all firms and organisations will need to take into account when comparing business electricity tariffs and these include: Business size: the firm’s turnover and size of office space will be crucial for a potential supplier. Some will specialise in a business’s size and offering but not others. Business planning: knowing how long the business will be remaining in their premises will also dictate whether they have a short or long-term contract; a shorter term contract will bring flexibility for switching. Know your energy usage: all firms should check their bills to see how much electricity they are using as this will help a potential new supplier estimate the usage and potential tariff. Access cheaper electric prices being charged Knowing when the firm has its peak uses for electricity means they may be able to access cheaper electric prices being charged for use in the early hours of the morning or during the night. It’s also important that businesses look carefully at the deal being offered so it meets their needs. Firms and organisations should also be wary about fixed term contracts, particularly those that may tie them up for four years. While longer fixed contracts offer much lower rates and better deals, they are more difficult for a firm to break and switch to a different supplier. It’s also important that firms do their research and compare quotes from various suppliers and they need to do this within the window of opportunity before the current contract comes to an end. Compare a commercial electricity quote between suppliers This means they will need to allocate time and resources for someone to compare a commercial electricity quote between suppliers effectively and for smaller firms, this may be a difficult undertaking. However, the payoff is that they will probably source a much cheaper energy supply for their firm and save substantial amounts in the process; just about every firm will save money by switching to a new supplier. Just a word of caution for those firms who are using comparison websites for business energy prices; the website itself may not be searching the entire market or indeed all of the potential energy suppliers and may not be delivering the cheapest deals or tariffs. Also, the firm will need to contact the supplier directly because their energy quote will need to be bespoke.   For more help and advice about finding cheap commercial electricity rates, then it’s time to speak with the team of experts at D-Energi to find out what deals and offers are available.
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