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21 Mar

Should Your Business Compare Energy Prices to Save Cash?

by Simon Thompson
 
If your firm or organisation could save a substantial amount of money, would you compare energy prices between new suppliers and switch? The obvious answer should be ‘Yes!’ but a government survey has highlighted that around 40% of firms have never switched energy supplier so they will probably be paying more for their energy needs than they should be doing. That’s a shame because the process to find a new gas or electricity supplier is a simple one and the switching process is seamless and there’s no loss of energy while this is in progress. It also needs to be highlighted that every firm and organisation could reduce their business energy costs, whether they are a new one-man-band start-up or a firm with several premises. Business energy prices per kWh It will soon become obvious that when looking to compare energy providers they will be quoting business energy prices per kWh. This makes it much easier to compare their offering but you will also need to be aware of their standing charge to ensure that a cheaper kilowatt hour price is not being disguised with a higher standing charge than the firm’s rivals. Online comparison websites will take your details and find the best supplier to meet your needs at a lower price. The issue here is that the comparison site may not be searching the entire market and you will still need to negotiate directly with the supplier recommended by the site to obtain a bespoke quote. Business electricity rates per kWh It’s also possible to negotiate directly with a new supplier to find out what their business electricity rates per kWh are and then ask them to switch you to their service. Again, this can be a time-consuming process negotiating with separate suppliers directly and having to understand the different business electricity rates to obtain the best deal for your business. This is also the point to highlight that while the business energy market is dominated by the ‘Big Six’, you could make substantial savings by switching to a smaller supplier offering better electricity rates.   If you want to know how your business can compare energy prices to help reduce overheads and for more help in understanding how the UK’s business energy supply market works, then speak with the friendly D-Energi team who will be able to answer your questions.
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19 Mar

Will A Business Energy Comparison Work for You?

by Simon Thompson
 
It may only take a few minutes but a business energy comparison may save you a substantial amount of money on overheads. According to a government survey, around 40% of firms have never switched energy supplier so they are probably paying more than they need to for their energy use. That’s a shame when the business gas and electricity supply market is a competitive one and there are excellent deals on offer to tempt firms to switch providers. And since nearly every firm and organisation needs electricity to keep their lights on means they are missing out on substantial savings which could boost profitability. Business electricity comparison between providers So, how easy is it to make a business electricity comparison between providers? The answer is, very easily with various tools at your disposal. The easiest way to find the cheapest and best deal for your firm’s needs is to speak with the friendly D-Energi team to see what offers they can access. Alternatively, you could contact electricity providers directly to negotiate a deal with them but this can be a time-consuming exercise since the provider will need to offer a bespoke deal. You could also use an online comparison site to find a cheaper deal but you will need to appreciate that you will need to speak with the supplier directly and may not end up with a deal similar to the initial quote – plus the site itself may not be searching the entire marketplace to find the best deals. Undertake a business gas comparison exercise There may also be a need to undertake a business gas comparison exercise between potential suppliers as well and the market works in a similar way to finding a new electricity provider. There’s no doubt that the market for supplying energy to the UK’s business is a competitive one and there are great deals on offer with some suppliers offering the potential of signing up for up to five years. This may be a sound move for those firms wanting to predict their cash flow more effectively and pay the same rate for their energy needs. However, the obvious downside to this is if energy prices fall over the coming years though many industry experts say that prices are likely to increase. Your firm could protect itself from the issue of rising energy overheads by signing up to a longer-term deal. There are various options available to those firms and organisations looking to reduce overheads and find a new supplier, potentially one that offers other services such as a consultancy to help them use less energy and reduce their bills even further.   If you would like to know whether a business energy comparison will work for you then contact the experts at D-Energi who will be able to answer any questions and find a cheaper deal from a new provider in just a few minutes.
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16 Mar

Finding a Business Energy Quote that Works for You

by Simon Thompson
 
Every year when it’s time to renew your utility provision it’s important that you find a business energy quote that works for you. Essentially, we mean that you should be looking for cheaper contract rates and better levels of customer service and even other services as well. If you do not switch your business energy supplier then you are probably paying more than you need to for your energy supplies when a simple exercise every year will reveal the potential savings that can be made by switching to a new supplier. However, if you’ve never switched energy suppliers previously then you are not alone since a government survey has revealed that 40% of firms and organisations have never bothered switching either. Find a business electricity quote It’s also important to understand that you will need to find a business electricity quote separately to your gas needs because suppliers cannot supply a ‘dual fuel’ deal like we can get for our homes. Instead, the supplier must offer a bespoke deal for each of the utilities they provide. This may mean contacting business gas and electricity suppliers separately, giving them your firm’s details and then getting a quote. You will then need to compare each of these quotes between suppliers to find the best one that meets your needs. It’s also possible to use an online comparison site where you will again need to input various pieces of information to get a quote delivered to you and you can use this information to then negotiate better rates from your current supplier. You can also use the opportunity to switch suppliers using the online comparison site but you need to be aware that the site is probably not searching the entire marketplace for business gas and electricity suppliers. Obviously, this may mean you missing out on other offers that are better suited to your firm and are cheaper. Finding a business gas quote This issue also extends to your firm finding a business gas quote that will meet your needs and you may be tempted to go with a supplier offering other services such as a consultancy. An energy consultancy will help your firm or organisation reduce the amount of gas and electricity you are using so you will not only be switching to a cheaper tariff but using less energy so your savings will be greater. There’s a lot to recommend an energy consultancy for all firms, regardless of size. There is another way if you are looking for a business gas quote or electricity supplier for your business and that’s to speak with experts who understand how the market works and who have access to the latest deals and offers and can deliver a bespoke quote that will probably be much cheaper than your current supplier’s offering and will meet your current and future needs.   To achieve this, you will need to speak with the experts at D-Energi who will be able to find you a business energy quote that works for you.
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14 Mar

Will Changing Your Business Gas Supplier Save You Money?

by Simon Thompson
 
In answer to the question, ‘Will changing your business gas supplier save you money?’ Then the answer is probably ‘Yes’. And, if you’ve never switched supplier previously, then the process is much easier than you will believe. Sadly, according to one government survey around 40% of firms and organisations in the UK have never switched their utility supplier which means they are probably paying more than they need to for their business gas and electricity supply. This is a shame since there are big savings to be made. But how do you go about finding a new business gas supplier who will save you money? Find business gas rates and tariffs The easiest way is to contact the friendly team at D-Energi who will be able to find business gas rates and tariffs that will probably beat your current supplier’s offering. This process will take just a few minutes and you’ll just need to hand over a few details. Alternatively, you could contact business gas suppliers directly to find out what they will offer you for your custom. This is a time-consuming and potentially confusing process to undertake. There is another potentially easy way and that is to visit various online comparison websites to find a new business gas supplier. While there are lots of deals and tariffs for the sites to deliver, there are some important issues that you will need to bear in mind. The first potential issue is that the site may not be searching the entire marketplace so there may be better and cheaper deals and offers that you will miss out on. Also, the offer from the site may not be the one you can sign up to and you will need to contact the potential supplier directly and give them your details so they can offer a bespoke deal. Switching your business gas supplier There’s a lot to recommend switching your business gas supplier and if you have visited an online comparison site then you’ll have a good idea what the market rate for your firm’s business is and you can use this information to negotiate a new deal with your current supplier, if that’s what you would like to do. However, when your current gas supplier gets in touch to tell you what your new contract rates are going to be is probably the most opportune time to search the marketplace to find a better deal and a better supplier. Other supplies may have better levels of customer service, offer discounts for paying by direct debit and some may even offer an energy consultancy. This consultancy will help you in your business reduce the amount of business gas you use so your potential savings could be very much larger.   For more information about whether changing your business gas supplier will save you money, then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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