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20 Apr

Understanding Business Energy Prices to Save

by Simon Thompson
 
While many firms and organisations will spend time finding a new energy provider, understanding how business energy prices are calculated will be helpful. That’s because a potential new supplier may offer what appears to be a great deal but on closer examination is nothing of the sort. An effective way of resolving this issue and accessing the best business energy prices is to speak with the D-Energi team. However, if you want to shop around then understanding how the costs are broken down will help but there are two important issues that you need to appreciate. Potential new business energy supplier Your potential new business energy supplier will offer a unit cost which is the price per unit of energy, calculated as kWh, that your business will use. There’s also a standing charge which is a daily cost that you must pay regardless of your energy usage. This cost is set for each kilowatt hour of energy your firm will use. It may appear that a firm offering a quote will deliver a low unit cost which may appear to be a big saving but the standing charge may increase slightly so the savings effectively disappear. There are also other issues affecting the price a potential supplier may offer and these include the amount of energy you use, your location and whether you want to sign up for a long-term contract. Switching business energy provider There’s no doubt that by switching business energy provider you will probably save substantial amounts; even a micro business can save hundreds of pounds every year. This saving will obviously depend on how much energy the firm is using but larger concerns could make savings that run into thousands of pounds. This means that carrying out a business energy comparison every year when your current supplier offers a new contract could be an effective way of reducing overheads and boosting profitability. Sadly, a survey by the government highlights that 40% of firms have never switched so they are likely to be paying a lot more for their energy when a phone call of just a few minutes will reveal what the potential savings are. Also, the switchover process is straightforward and there is no loss of supply to your business premises when you do switch to a new provider. If you want to know more about how business energy prices are calculated so you can save on your overheads, then it’s time to speak with the expert team at D-Energi.
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18 Apr

How You Can Enjoy A Cheap Commercial Electricity Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms and organisations wanting to know how they can enjoy a cheap commercial electricity quote to help reduce their overheads then this article may help. The easiest way of finding the best electricity prices is to speak with the team at D-Energi who have access to the latest offers. Alternatively, you could contact various potential suppliers to find out what they will charge you and their prices will reflect your usage levels and location, among other factors. It’s also possible to use an online business electricity comparison service which will give you a fair idea of what the market rate will be. Also, you will see very quickly how much money you can save by switching business electricity providers though there are downsides to these online services. Sourcing cheap commercial electricity rates It’s important when sourcing cheap commercial electricity rates that you don’t just restrict your search to the ‘Big Six’ providers. That’s because the online comparison service may not be searching the entire marketplace and you may be missing out on better and cheaper deals from a smaller provider. This does not mean they will not be very good. However, a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms in the UK have never switched their electricity provider so they are probably paying much more than they need to for their electricity so they could make big savings when switching. There’s no doubt that an online comparison service will be a boon for those business owners who are strapped for time and simply want to find a better and cheaper electricity provider. Finding cheaper electric prices for your business However, regardless of the route you choose to finding cheaper electric prices for your business needs, you will still need to speak with the supplier because they have to offer a bespoke quote. So, you may believe that you will save lots of time using a comparison website but they may not be searching the entire marketplace and you’ll still need to speak with a representative to ensure you get the deal that is being offered. All firms and organisations should undertake this exercise of searching the marketplace every year when their current electricity provider tells you how much their contract for the next year will cost.   For anyone looking to find a cheap commercial electricity quote then it will pay to spend a few minutes speaking with the experts at D-Energi to get the deal that suits you.
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16 Apr

How to Source A Cheap Commercial Gas Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are looking to source a cheap commercial gas quote for your business then you have to put some effort into finding the cheapest UK rates. While you could speak with the team of experts at D-Energi, there are other ways to source cheaper gas quotes for your everyday needs. However, unlike sourcing a gas provider for our homes, business plans tend to be more complicated and there are other issues affecting the quote a provider may give you. These will include your energy usage levels as well as your location. It’s also important to appreciate that if you haven’t switched commercial gas suppliers in recent years then you may be on deemed rates which tend to be much higher prices. Compare business gas prices between providers The first step is to compare business gas prices between providers to get a good idea of what the current market rate is for your location and needs. You could visit supplier websites and then speak with a representative to get a bespoke quote. This can be a time-consuming process and you will probably be missing out on better and cheaper commercial gas providers. An easy way to source a market rate for your needs is to use an online comparison site which will search for the best rates and then recommend a provider. While using these sites offer a way to meet your needs, you need to be aware that the website may not be searching the entire marketplace and you’ll still need to speak with a supplier so they can tailor their offering for you. It helps that the team at D-Energi will search the entire marketplace to find the latest best deals and offers. Search for the cheapest gas tariff There are also other considerations in the search for the cheapest gas tariff for your business needs which may include how long you will sign a contract for. While most providers will offer a contract of one year and secure the price, it is possible to access lower tariffs if you sign up for two or three years. Some providers offer five-year contracts. There are big savings to be made when signing up for a long-term deal but you still need to be wary and check the small print very carefully and you will also need to be confident that gas prices will rise and not fall during the duration of the contract.   If you would like more help and advice about how you can source a cheap commercial gas quote for your business needs then contact the experts at D-Energi.
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13 Apr

What An Energy Consultancy Can Do for Your Business

by Simon Thompson
 
If you are interested in what an energy consultancy can do for your business, then this article will help. It’s important to appreciate that a consultancy will help lower your energy usage levels so that any savings provided by the new provider will be enhanced. These savings will be aimed at delivering cost reductions over the long-term. There’s a lot to recommend undertaking a regular energy consultancy to ensure your firm is not spending more than it needs to on energy bills and you are helping the environment at the same time. In addition, a consultancy will also help you secure the energy offer that will best meet your needs whether you’re looking for a standard gas or electric contract or whether you want your energy to come from a renewable source. The consultancy can resolve these issues. Energy services provided by a new supplier The energy services provided by a new supplier may also see an expert sorting out your energy and also your water tariffs to ensure you are on the right tariffs for your needs. However, the option of lowering your business water bills is only currently available to those firms and organisations in Scotland and England while for firms in Wales and Northern Ireland the market there is still regulated. These energy experts will examine previous energy bills, which can be complex and confusing, to ensure that you have been on the right deal previously. The energy consultation will also ensure that your firm complies with the various energy legislation and regulation demands so that you are not caught unawares with non-compliance. Benchmark your firms use of energy and water The energy consultants will also be able to benchmark your firm’s use of energy and water against another business of a similar size. One reason for doing this is to highlight that the energy and water efficiencies being proposed are not only realistic but have been enjoyed by your competitors. With all energy and water audits, the aim is not to just reduce overheads but also eliminate waste and lower consumption which will bring long-term gains to boost profitability. This should be an annual exercise for every firm but a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms have never tried to switch energy providers and are likely to be paying higher bills as a result – the exercise can be done in just a few minutes if you use a comparison site or contact experts who understand how the market works.   If you want to know what an energy consultancy can do for your business and why you should regularly undergo an energy and water audit, then let the experts at D-Energi explain more.
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