contact-banner

D-ENERGi Blog

Main Form

20 May

Expert Help to Compare Business Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking to compare business gas prices and want expert help to check whether a deal is a great deal or not, then this article will help. Essentially, the team of experts at D-Energi will be able to offer their expertise to not only look at the deal that’s being offered but search the entire market and potentially find a better one. When you try to compare business gas prices, then you may be short of time as a busy business owner and may simply decide to contact two or three commercial gas suppliers. You’ll then need to give each of them the same details and they’ll give you a bespoke offer. Compare a commercial gas quote between suppliers One of the big issues when you need to compare a commercial gas quote between suppliers, is that it’s difficult to do so on a like-for-like basis. That’s because every supplier uses different criteria to put their bespoke offer together. On top of this, you may also opt to use an online comparison site to find a better business gas deal. While this is a quick and straightforward way to find an offer, the site is probably not looking at the entire market so there could be better deals available elsewhere. Search for the cheapest gas tariff It’s this knowledge to look elsewhere in the search for the cheapest gas tariff that will be of the biggest help to a busy business owner. This is where the D-Energi team will excel because they can search the entire marketplace to find a deal that is suitable for your business and its current and future needs. There’s also the potential of sourcing suppliers with other benefits, for example, offering an energy consultancy to enhance the savings you will make when you switch business gas suppliers. An energy consultancy, for those who may not appreciate it, is an effective way for a firm to reduce its demand for commercial gas and by reducing this demand they will boost their savings – and their green credentials which is becoming increasingly important. The consultancy may also look at your previous bills to see whether you may have been over-charged for your gas needs. If you are looking for expert help to compare business gas prices between providers, then you need to speak with the friendly D-Energi team today.
Read Article
3 May

Advice When Switching Business Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
The most important piece of advice when switching business electricity suppliers, is not to leave it too late. The process of sourcing and then dealing with the switchover process will take proper management and the best time to begin this is when your supplier tells you of your next year’s contract rates. This is the prompt for you to then find and compare various deals between electricity suppliers to help your firm reduce its overheads. However, the process itself can be time-consuming, as well as confusing because there are so many electricity suppliers available with various rates and tariffs so it becomes more difficult to compare these offers on a like-for-like basis. Switching business energy suppliers to reduce overheads This is the case when it comes to switching business energy suppliers to reduce overheads and it’s an exercise that all firms and organisations should undertake every year to ensure they never pay more than they should be doing for their energy bills. However, one recent government survey has highlighted that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching their suppliers and are probably paying more for their energy bills. And since energy is one of the most expensive outgoings for a businesses, it makes sense to spend time finding a cheaper energy provider who will not only reduce bills, but best meets your firm’s needs. As a word of warning, we mentioned that you need to be prompt in responding to organise a new supplier because failure to do so could see the firm being moved automatically onto a contract with ‘deemed’ rates. These rates tend to be more expensive and unless you’re a small firm, you will be locked into these dearer prices for the duration of a new contract. Finding cheaper business gas suppliers As with switching business electricity providers, the same approach needs to be undertaken for finding cheaper business gas suppliers for meeting your needs. It’s always important that you ask several firms to quote, and not just the ‘Big Six’, who may offer similar prices and deals and that you review any potential contract in detail. This is particularly important for those energy suppliers with very low prices and more so if the deal lasts for more than 12 months. You also need to be aware of any hidden fees and you should always ask your potential business energy supplier lots of questions before signing up. If you would like more help and advice when switching business electricity suppliers, and also for gas, then you should spend a few minutes speaking with the experts at D-Energi who will help.
Read Article
12 Apr

Tips for Reading Your Business Electricity Meter

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s essential to receive accurate bills that your energy supplier receives accurate data and here we offer tips for reading your business electricity meter. However, larger firms may have a half hourly meter installed so the data is sent directly to the provider every 30 minutes, so there won’t be someone to read the meter on the supplier’s behalf. There will still be a need to monitor electricity usage as part of good business practice to ensure your bills are accurate. For smaller firms, taking meter readings will ensure that you are aware of your energy use and if you’re in a remote area, you may have to submit your own firm’s meter readings anyway. Potential new business electricity supplier Another reason for compiling meter readings is that the information is useful for a potential new business electricity supplier, so they understand how much electricity you are using and when you are using it. For those firms with a digital electricity meter, then you should read the numbers from left to right and ignore the last red digit. For firms with more than one meter, for example, they may have day and night rates and have separate meters for this, then you’ll need to keep these meter readings separate. For businesses that have a meter with electricity dials, then again you read from left to right and ignore the last red dial. Business electricity rates Since business electricity rates are a large part of overheads and nearly every firm or organisation will use electricity for their day-to-day needs, it’s important that you don’t pay more than is necessary. This means that when your current provider tells you what your next year’s contract rates will be, then you really should research the market to see if there are cheaper providers available. By doing so, you will ensure that you do not pay more than you need to for electricity and it’s also possible to find a supplier offering an energy consultancy to help you reduce the levels of electricity you use and enjoy greater savings as a result. This consultancy will be a great boost for a firm’s ‘green’ credentials. For more information about reading your business electricity meter and the potential of an energy consultancy, then it is time to speak with the experts at D-Energi who can help find a cheaper supplier to help you reduce costs.
Read Article
20 Mar

Tips When Switching Business Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
There are a number of issues that firms and organisations wanting to switch business electricity suppliers need to appreciate and this article will explain them. Essentially, when your supplier tells you of the tariff for your next year’s electricity or gas use, then it’s time to look at switching providers to find a cheaper, better deal. While the process for switching energy providers is straightforward when we do it for our homes, the business energy market is a lot more complicated. Also, the business tariff that your firm signs up for will be fixed for a period of time, usually 12 months, though there are contracts for longer which may offer cheaper rates. Search for business gas suppliers The search for business gas suppliers is similar to that when searching for a new electricity provider for your business and the rules for micro-businesses are different for larger firms as the process of switching is easier. For those firms who don’t bother switching, then your energy supplier may roll you over to a more expensive contract depending on the size of your business and you may be tied into these rates until the contract expires. That’s not the case for a micro-business who are free to switch after they’ve been rolled over to find a cheaper rate. However, there are issues that all firms and organisations need to watch for when switching business gas or electricity suppliers. Along with the contract length, you need to be wary about a supplier offering a low unit rate, usually expressed as price per kilowatt hour (kWh) because they may have a higher standing charge. The price per unit is the amount of energy your firm actually uses and will be billed for whereas the standing charge is a fixed amount that helps to pay for the National Grid and this isn’t a set fee between suppliers. You should also read any energy contract offered by a potential new supplier and look closely at the small print and whether there may be any hidden fees involved. New business energy suppliers Finding new business energy suppliers can become complicated because the market is so competitive and prices fluctuate on a daily basis, so if you contact suppliers directly and then spend a few days thinking over an offer, you may find that the prices have changed in that time. There are comparison sites for business energy suppliers and you need to be wary about how many suppliers the site is searching and you’ll still need to contact the recommended supplier directly with your firm’s details. If you would like more help and information about switching business electricity suppliers, and also gas providers, then you need to speak with the experts at the D-Energi.
Read Article
streamextreme.cc