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12 Dec

Save When You Compare Business Energy Prices Per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
Most firms will be looking to cut their energy costs and they can do so when they compare business energy prices per kWh. This is probably the most effective way to understand what a potential supplier will be charging and ensure that by switching energy providers there are genuine savings to be enjoyed. That’s because a potential supplier may quote a lower price per kilowatt hour (kWh) but have a much higher standing charge which means that you may not be making any savings whatsoever. However, it’s important that this exercise is carried out every year because small firms can make big savings; a lot depends on the size of your organisation and some firms will be able to reduce their bills by several thousands of pounds by simply switching providers. Compare energy prices between suppliers One of the big issues, when a firm wants to compare energy prices between suppliers, is that they will insist on offering a bespoke quote. This makes it more difficult to compare the offerings and deliver real cost savings but it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. There are several ways of seeking and then comparing energy quotes and one of the best ways is to speak with D-Energi who can search the entire marketplace for a bespoke offering. Alternatively, a small business can use an online comparison site to find a market rate for their needs but they will still need to speak to the supplier to get a bespoke deal and the site may not be searching the whole marketplace. It’s also possible to use the information from the online comparison site to deal directly with a potential supplier and haggle for a better deal but not every small business owner will have the time or the enthusiasm to undertake this exercise. Understanding business electricity rates per kWh While understanding business electricity rates per kWh are important, firms also need to appreciate the standing charge, which is the amount the supplier will levy for delivering energy to their premises. The best time to carry out the comparison exercise is when your current gas or electricity provider contacts you with details of your next year’s contract rates. This is a prompt to find a new supplier to make the switch, though a government investigation highlights that 40% of firms have not switched and they could be overpaying for energy. If you don’t want this to be you and your firm or organisation and if you are looking to make big savings on your overheads, then you should speak with the D-Energi team who will be able to explain more about how you can compare business energy prices per kWh and save.
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10 Dec

Save on Bills with a Business Electricity Comparison

by Simon Thompson
 
While nearly every firm and organisation will be able to save on bills with a business electricity comparison, the process itself is less straightforward than when comparing prices for our homes. One reason for this is that there are many more electricity plans for businesses available than for domestic consumers which means finding the plan that’s right for your business is more complicated. It can be a time-consuming process too, working out how much a new deal will cost and this will depend on issues including the size and location of your business and the industry you work in. Indeed, when looking to save on electricity bills, it’s important that you get several quotes for business electricity supply to ensure you are accessing a better deal. Process for a business energy comparison However, the process for a thorough business energy comparison can be a confusing process when using online comparison sites. While the sites offer a quick way to find the market rate for your business, the site is probably not searching the entire marketplace to find the best deal to meet your needs. In addition, you will still need to contact the supplier recommended by the comparison site so they can offer a bespoke deal which may not match the price being quoted in the original search. In addition to finding a supplier, you will also need to appreciate the price being quoted in kilowatt hours (kWh) and also their standing charge to ensure you are making a genuine saving. A business gas comparison This process to find a new electricity supplier also extends to the search for a business gas comparison and you could contact suppliers directly. This is also a time-consuming process and there’s the obvious downside of missing out on what could be cheaper and more beneficial quotes from other suppliers. There may also be the offer of an energy consultancy from a potential supplier or energy broker who will help you reduce how much gas and electricity you use to help deliver better long-term savings. If you need more information on how to save with a business electricity comparison exercise, and also for gas supply, then you need to contact the experts at D-Energi who have access to the entire marketplace and can, in just a few minutes, find a cheaper and better supplier for you.
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7 Dec

Why Your Business Energy Quote Will Vary

by Simon Thompson
 
Not every business owner will have the time and inclination to scour the energy market, but for those who do may be surprised at just why their business energy quote will vary hugely between suppliers. There are a number of reasons for this, including the size and location of your business and your energy needs. For most firms and organisations, their energy costs are likely to be a significant overhead, so checking every year to ensure they are not paying more than is necessary for their needs is a crucial business tactic. However, trying to compare the price of electricity and gas between potential suppliers is not always straightforward and you will also need to appreciate what your energy bills consist of. Looking for a new business electricity quote So, whether you are looking for a new business electricity quote because your current provider has been in touch with details of your next year’s contract, or if you’ve been moved across to a ‘deemed’ contract because you were late in switching providers, then you will need to act quickly. The marketplace for supplying business electricity is a competitive one, and while you could contact suppliers directly there are comparison sites available as well. However, you will need to understand what type of contract is being offered and appreciate the difference between unit rates and standing charges to negotiate a better deal. Essentially, the unit rate is the amount you pay per unit of electricity while the standing charge is an amount charged every day for supplying electricity to your premises. One tip here is that while a potential supplier may offer cheaper unit prices, their standing charge may be much more expensive, so you will not be making a saving. Searching for a new business gas quote This issue also extends to those who are searching for a new business gas quote and all firms will need to understand their business energy contract. There are several options available for contracts, including those offering a fixed rate, so the price is agreed on the length of the contract, which could run for one year or have cheaper rates for signing up for two or three years. Also, for those who are looking to use a comparison site, these will only get you so far but do give a good idea for benchmarking your firm’s potential energy costs. However, the comparison site may not be searching the entire marketplace and you will still need to contact a supplier for a bespoke quote to get a price that will reflect the amount of energy you use. For more help and advice about why your business energy quote will vary between providers, then you need to speak to the experts at D-Energi who not only understand how the market works but who have access to all the suppliers.
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5 Dec

Are Your Business Gas Rates Correct?

by Simon Thompson
 
Do you know whether your business gas rates are correct and, if not, how would you go about rectifying the situation? For those firms who have never bothered switching their business gas supplier, then they have probably been moved across to a ‘deemed’ contract automatically where the prices tend to be dearer than those being charged for new customers. Alternatively, your firm may have been signed up to a bespoke deal that doesn’t really meet your circumstances and you may have been paying more than is necessary. It is possible to access an energy consultancy service from a new supplier and the consultant can check your recent gas bills to see whether you’ve been paying too much and then help recover the money. Sourcing a new business gas supplier There is also help available when it comes to sourcing a new business gas supplier and to enjoy the best business gas tariff available. By shopping around, you can reduce your firm’s gas bill substantially since the tariffs being charged will be based on how much energy your firm uses, the size of your business and its location. It’s also important to appreciate that there are two types of contract available; the first is a fixed tariff so you agree the gas price per unit for the entire length of the contract. Or you could sign up to a variable gas tariff so the price per unit of gas that you pay could rise or fall. It may be a good idea to speak with someone who understands the difference between the two contracts and find one that best meets your needs. Pros and cons of various business gas tariffs The team at D-Energi are business gas experts and will talk through the pros and cons of various business gas tariffs and help you understand why the size of your business is important when negotiating a deal. That’s because a larger firm will be needing a specific tariff, for example, a restaurant will need gas for powering large kitchen equipment, whereas a newsagent may only need gas for hot water and heating their premises. Also, the location of your business has a big effect on tariffs that you can access since not every supplier will offer the same deal around the UK. For those firms with several premises, you could switch to a single supplier and have one gas bill to pay. For more help and information about finding out whether your current business gas rates are correct and to look at the prospect of what other deals are available in the marketplace for your business needs, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi.
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