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26 Jan

How to Switch Between Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
Getting a great deal on your business energy costs may mean your firm will need to switch between half hourly electricity suppliers to achieve this. This is easier than it sounds and can be done seamlessly while lowering overheads at the same time. But, there will be firms looking for a cheaper business electricity supply who may not appreciate what the term ‘half-hour electricity suppliers’ means. Half hourly electricity meters installed Essentially, large business users of electricity will have half hourly electricity meters installed on their premises so the data of your usage will be sent automatically to the supplier. Obviously, this data is sent every 30 minutes and some electricity suppliers may refer to the meter as being an ‘HH meter’ – both terms mean the same thing. There are some positive reasons for having a half hourly meter installed, though for many firms they are now mandatory, and best one reason is that your electricity usage will be monitored. This is helpful for a potential new supplier because they can easily find out when your peak periods of use are and then tailor their offering to meet this need. The bills that follow will also be accurate and remove the need for estimated bills and for someone to read your business meter. Supplier will offer half hourly electricity prices By knowing how much energy you use, and when, means the supplier will offer half hourly electricity prices that will tend to be cheaper than your current supplier is offering. It helps too that there is software available for businesses to work out when they are using electricity and they can use their HH meter data for this. In addition, as well as getting cheaper prices for half hourly electricity means a firm can also access prices for several premises more easily if they need to. This may mean that the supplier will offer an even cheaper rate to meet your business electricity needs. Prompt a business to investigate where it is using its energy The HH meter data may also prompt a business to investigate where it is using its energy – an energy consultancy service can also do this – so your usage levels will fall. This will have an impact on your bills and you’ll be able to boost your green credentials too by not wasting energy during the day.   If you need to know more about how to switch between half hourly electricity suppliers, then it’s time to contact D-Energi who can find the best offers and also deal with the switchover process to ensure there’s no loss of supply between suppliers.
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24 Jan

How to Switch Your Business Electricity Supplier and Save

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to a firm switching their business electricity supplier then it will pay to speak with the experts to find the best deal for your needs. This will mean speaking with the friendly D-Energi team to understand how the market works and they can access the latest deals and offers quickly. There are lots of suppliers in the business electricity market and they have a wide range of offers though they must tailor their offering to your own business’s needs. But how do you know whether this is the best offer available? Find the best business electricity rates It’s fairly simple to carry out research to find the best business electricity rates and that’s to visit one of the comparison websites to see what the market rate for your firm could be. There are a number of factors that need to be considered including your firm’s energy usage, for example, when you’re low and peak periods of use are and your location may also have an impact on price. The website may also not be searching the entire market to find the best deals and you may be surprised at finding what appears to be a great deal but still needing to speak with a potential supplier directly. That’s because they have to offer a bespoke deal for your business. The market for supplying business electricity As mentioned earlier, the market for supplying business electricity is now more competitive so prices have fallen as a result but still, many firms do not make the effort to switch. This could be an expensive mistake since their current supplier may be rolling them onto a more expensive contract automatically when there are big savings to be made. Also, some firms may believe that the switchover process is more complicated than it is and they prefer to stay with their supplier because of this. The UK government says that around 40% of firms have never switched supplier so it’s likely they are paying over the odds for their business electricity needs and they are not helping stimulate competition within the marketplace which will automatically lead to lower prices. It also needs to be appreciated that while many firms may choose to remain with the ‘big six’, those are the better-known energy suppliers, there are better deals available from firms you are unlikely to have heard of previously. This should not put you off from switching between business electricity suppliers.   However, the experts at D-Energi will be able to explain more and probably find a cheaper deal than you currently enjoy and they can also deal with the switchover process so it’s a seamless transition between your business electricity supplier.
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17 Jan

How to Find the Cheapest Gas Tariff for Your Business

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are a business owner looking to find the cheapest gas tariff for your business, then you will probably appreciate how difficult this task may appear. That’s because there is a growing number of commercial gas suppliers in the market and they offer a wide range of deals and tariffs. While their prices may be impressive, how would you know that the tariff on offer is the one that is most suitable for meeting your own firm’s needs? The answer is unless you have lots of experience in the energy business energy supply market, you don’t know because you probably do not have that knowledge. Thankfully, the friendly D-Energi team does understand how the business gas supply market works and are available to help you find the best tariffs that will meet your everyday needs. With a cheaper commercial gas quote, your overheads will be reduced It’s also important to appreciate that with a cheaper commercial gas quote, your overheads will be reduced, sometimes by a substantial amount which means your bottom line will be boosted as a result. The D-Energi team also realise that you may not have the time to spend hours researching the gas supply market for your firm’s needs and then shop around to find the best deal. By simply contacting the experts, you’ll soon appreciate how much you can save and depending on the size of your firm, it could be a substantial proportion of your current energy outgoings. Also, you may not be aware but energy prices fluctuate on a regular basis, which is in reaction to market movements and also political events, among others issues. This makes it very difficult to predict what the future energy prices are going to be but it may be that you find an excellent deal, one that is much cheaper than you currently enjoy, and can sign up with a supplier for several years. Compare business gas prices between suppliers However, it’s also relatively straightforward for a business owner to compare business gas prices between suppliers without having to use the services of D-Energi. The first option is to contact energy suppliers directly, give them your details and then find out what the best deal is for your needs. The downside for this is that you will have to contact several suppliers, give them the same details and then choose from the offers available. Alternatively, you could use an online comparison website and use a few details to find what will be a market rate for your firm’s needs. There is number of issues with this process and the first is that the online comparison website for gas prices may not be searching the entire market and you will still need to speak with the supplier directly since they must offer you a bespoke deal. This then leaves the comparatively simple task of speaking with the D-Energi team; it will take them just a few minutes to find a cheaper and better deal than you currently have.   If you would like to know more about how to find the cheapest gas tariff for your business, then speak with the D-Energi team today.
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3 Jan

How You Can Find the Best Cheap Business Energy Deals

by Simon Thompson
 
Why should your business be paying more to use the same energy when you could find a better cheap business energy deal with a new supplier? There is no reason why not and according to one survey from the Competition and Mergers Authority, around 40% of firms have never bothered switching suppliers. That’s unfortunate because they are probably paying more than they need to for their business energy supply because their supplier will automatically roll them over onto a new contract, it’s known as a deemed contract, and these are generally more expensive. It’s also important to understand that a business can only switch business energy providers during a window of opportunity but if you have been rolled over onto a deemed contract then you will be able to switch at any point. Firms looking to source cheap business electricity deals There’s no doubt for firms looking to source cheap business electricity deals that the market is a competitive one because growing numbers of firms and organisations are taking the time and effort to switch providers. With growing competition means that prices are lowered as result. It’s also possible to lock into a new contract for two or three and even five years which will help those firms protect themselves against future energy price rises and help their cash flow forecasts as well. The other incentive for lowering overheads, and energy bills are the substantial part of business activities, means profitability will also be boosted. Another incentive for firms looking to switch electricity providers for their business means this is an opportunity to look into the potential of a green energy supplier since they will source their supply from environmentally friendly suppliers such as solar energy providers. This is attractive for growing numbers of firms. Easily switch to a cheap business gas provider In addition to electricity, it’s also possible to easily switch to a cheap business gas provider to help lower your bills even further. It’s also important to appreciate that while we can access a dual fuel deal for our homes, that is the same supplier providing the gas and electricity, this is not possible for a business. That’s because the supplier will need to offer a bespoke deal though you can use the same supplier for both but negotiate separate contracts. There’s lot to recommend the searching of the market for a new business gas and electricity provider and it’s not just about lowering bills; this is also great opportunity to find a supplier who may offer other things such as a consultancy to help your business lower your energy consumption levels which would bring down your bills even further. It’s also important to understand that when switching energy provider there is no loss of supply to your premises and the process itself is seamless and can be undertaken by the D-Energi team.   For more help and advice about how you can find the best cheap business energy deals, then speak with the friendly D-Energi team today.
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