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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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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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27 Mar

How to Review Your Business Electricity Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
So, you’ve spent time contacting various energy providers and now it is time to review your business electricity quote to ensure you get the best deal. But how do you do this effectively and ensure that you source the best price possible? Well, unless you search the entire market of business gas providers, it’s unlikely that you will have found the cheapest possible deal. You may have: Used a business gas comparison site to do a quick search, but the site usually restricts their search to a panel of select suppliers Or, you may have contacted providers individually but it’s unlikely you will have contacted every single one of them supplying gas to UK businesses.   Searching for the cheapest business energy quote There’s an easy way to get around this issue when searching for the cheapest business energy quote, and that is to speak with the D-Energi experts. Unlike a business energy comparison website, the team can search the entire market to source the cheapest supplier and then explain the contract and take care of the paperwork for a seamless transition process. It’s also worth highlighting that when using a comparison platform, you will still need to negotiate directly with the recommended supplier because they need to offer you a bespoke quote. That means the platform is not as quick as you had hoped or as effective because they will only contact a select number of providers. The best time to begin this process is when your current energy provider tells you of what your next year’s rates will be and this should then nudge you into action to find a cheaper deal. Failing to act may see you being moved across to dearer rates automatically. Cheap business gas quote This situation also extends to those firms looking for a cheap business gas quote when they need to renew. And while most firms and organisations are spending less on their gas overheads, it’s still worth the time searching for a cheaper provider because: You will ensure that you are not overpaying for your business gas needs and boosting profitability as a result You will also be helping to stimulate competition within the UK’s business gas supply market by simply searching for a new deal. While there will undoubtedly be business owners who think this is a time-consuming undertaking to find a new business gas and electricity provider, it really is not. And that’s the case when you use the experts at D-Energi who can help you review your business electricity quote, and for gas, to ensure it’s as good as it can possibly be.
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25 Mar

How to Find Your Next Business Gas Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
If you want to know how you can find your next business gas supplier without wasting a lot of time scouring the Internet, then this article is for you. The most effective and quickest way of doing so is to call the D-Energi team and ask them to carry out a search of commercial gas providers on your behalf because: The team can search the entire marketplace They can explain any offered contract to you Take care of the paperwork Ensure the switchover process is completed properly. Alternatively, as a busy business owner, you may be faced with the prospect of finding business gas suppliers and then negotiating a deal. Search for cheaper business gas rates In the search for cheaper business gas rates, there are some issues that you will need to understand. They include: You could use a business gas comparison site but be aware they may not be searching the entire market Indeed, they probably are not so you should check how many business gas suppliers they contact before using them. You could contact business gas providers separately but this is time-consuming. The other issue you have is that you will need to compare bespoke deals between providers to ensure you get the best possible business gas tariff. Business gas supply market in the UK However, if you are not searching the entire business gas supply market in the UK, how will you know that you have found the best provider on that day, offering the best deal? The answer is, you won’t. In addition to finding business gas providers, you also need to appreciate the difference between: The unit rate: This is the amount you pay for the gas consumed and is measured in pence per kilowatt-hour This should not be confused with the standing charge, which is an amount you pay for gas to be delivered to your premises. This charge is not a set amount and can vary by a very big amount between suppliers. Not appreciating the second point may mean you spend more on your business gas overheads than you currently do because you did not take time to calculate what the potential new contract will cost over a full year. That’s not the case when you use the experts at D-Energi who can find your next business gas supplier in just a few minutes.
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