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29 Jun

How to Compare Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
When the number one task on your list is to find the cheapest business energy supplier, you will quickly find that there are a large number of business energy suppliers to choose from. Your main priority is to find the cheapest tariff so that your bills are as low as possible, but all of the suppliers out there will offer different perks and services so it is worth your while aiming to compare business energy suppliers on other things rather than just price. How to compare and switch your business energy supplier The switching process for your business energy supply can be quite a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. However, it is well worth putting some time aside to do some research, as this could mean you save a large amount of money on your monthly business energy bills. The first thing to look at is what tariff you are on. If you are on a ‘standard’ tariff then you are probably paying too much – as this tends to be the tariff that businesses roll onto after their initial deal has expired. This is one of the prime reasons why people decide to compare business gas and electricity suppliers. There are a few simple steps you can follow if you want to compare energy tariffs: Approach suppliers and ask for their best business energy supply quote Choose the tariff that best suits your businesses needs Apply for a new energy contract with your chosen supplier Inform your previous supplier about the switch You may have to deal with the fact that your switch request gets rejected if you are currently in debt to your existing business energy supplier. If your switch is rejected, then contact your existing supplier to find out what the issue is and if it is because you are in debt then clear this debt as soon as you can. If your application to switch business energy supplier is accepted, then there isn’t much else for you to do. The rest of the work will be done by your new supplier and your old supplier, and so all you need to do is sit back and wait for your new, cheaper tariff to kick in. However, to get the best deal for your business, you will need to quotes from every business energy supplier – and this is where the experts at D-Energi come in. We take all of the hassle out of comparing, and switching, business electricity, and gas suppliers because we have over 19 years of experience in the commercial energy market. If you have any questions about D-Energi and our service, commercial electricity and gas suppliers, or how to compare business electricity and gas suppliers, please give us a call on 0800 781 7626.
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15 Jun

Comparing Cheap Business Energy Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
Energy is really important for any business – it allows you to keep your customers and employees warm, to run your machinery, and even light up the building. Electricity and gas are essential for your business then, but they can also be one of your biggest expenses. And it is really easy to fall into the trap of paying too much for them. So, how can you find and compare cheap business energy rates? How to read your business energy bill Well, the first thing you need to be clear on, is what exactly you are already paying for. Each supplier will structure its bill differently, but the main things they cover are: Date of the bill, bill number, account number, and VAT number. These are all references that the energy company will use to identify the bill you are talking about if you make an enquiry. MPAN/MPRN number. This is the code your supplier will use to identify your property and your meter. Contract details. This is really important information you need to look at when you are deciding whether you are on the best energy tariff or not. Billing period. This is the length of time that you are being billed for energy. Type of charges. These will be based on either estimated or actual readings. Actual readings are always better than estimated readings. Your bill may also contain other things such as VAT charge, outstanding balance, and breakdown of charges too. What is the average business bill? It is difficult to answer this question as cheap business electricity and gas suppliers take into account many different factors such as business type, size of the business, and location when they provide a quote. This means that no two business electricity or gas bills will be the same. What costs are included in a business energy bill? The two main costs that make the biggest difference to your business energy bill are: The unit rate – the amount you pay per kWh or energy used Daily standing charge – charge that covers maintenance of the national grid, and the transportation costs associated with energy How to find the cheapest business energy rates In order to ensure you are getting the cheapest business energy rates, you need to compare the deals on offer from a wide variety of suppliers. You can do this in two ways: Do it yourself. You can spend time contacting a wide range of suppliers and try and negotiate the best deal with each of them – as each contract will have to specifically tailored for your business. To get a true picture of which is the cheapest option, you will need to speak to at least 10 different business energy suppliers – which can be very time consuming (and a little frustrating). Ask the experts at D-ENERGi to help. We have over 19 years of experience in finding the best deals for our commercial customers – and we will also handle the switch for you.   Take the first step to cheap business gas and electricity today by calling D-ENERGi on 0800 781 7626.
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1 Jun

When is the Best Time to Switch Business Energy Suppliers?

by Simon Thompson
 
Choosing the best to switch business energy suppliers is not an easy task. You may not even think about it, in fact, until you alerted to the fact that you could be paying less, or that you have been paying too much for too long. However, there are some clues that it might be the best time to switch, including: If you haven’t switched your business electricity or business gas suppliers at the end of your fixed contract deal. Cheaper deals often expire after a certain amount of time, and you will then be charged on default or standard tariff (which tend to be more expensive) If you suspect that prices might be about to rise. If you keep a close eye on the news you will often hear rumours of predicted energy price rises. And, if one business energy supplier announces they are going to raise prices, you can be sure the others will too. When you are coming to the end of your current deal. The process of comparing business energy suppliers will take just a few minutes of your time – as the D-ENERGi team will take care of everything for you When you realise that changing your tariff before the end of your current deal could save you a few weeks of paying the increased tariff. Your switching window tends to open around 49 days before the end of your contract, and Energy regulator OFGEM states that if you switch from a fixed-term contract to another supplier within that 49-day window, you are not applicable for exit fees. Your energy supplier should always write to you between 49 and 42 days before your tariff ends, anyway, so this is a good indication to you to start looking around for a better deal If you decide to move to business premises. Moving from one location to another is the perfect time to reassess your energy needs, with different sizes of buildings and different heating systems all having an effect on your usage. Switching to a different business energy tariff could save you money. When you are unhappy with the current level of service from your current supplier. There are lots of other suppliers out there who will guarantee to offer you better customer service if you switch to them   If you want to find out if you can save money by switching your business gas or business electricity suppliers then why not start now? Get in touch with the D-ENERGi team to help you to find the right deal and make the switch today.
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