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22 Aug

Reduce Business Overheads with an Energy Consultancy

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms who are looking to reduce their business overheads, then an energy consultancy could be of great use. That’s because, with a consultancy, an expert will analyse how and where your firm is using its energy, which includes gas, electricity, as well as water, and make recommendations for using less. The big attraction for this process is that you will not only use less energy over the longer term, but you’ll make big savings as a result, and help our environment. The other big attraction for undertaking an energy consultancy is that this can be done for any business size regardless of where you are located and industry you are in. All firms can use less energy and should be encouraged to do so. Find a specialist energy services company And while you could find a specialist energy services company to carry out this consultancy on your behalf, it’s also possible to enjoy this service from a new supplier. That’s because growing numbers of new firms have entered the marketplace and along with cheaper prices they have other attractive benefits such as a consultancy to attract clients. In addition, this offering will be free and you’ll save money by not only switching to a new provider offering your business a cheaper tariff but by using their consultancy service you will reduce your energy bills even further and over the longer term. There’s a lot to recommend a consultancy which will introduce common-sense ideas such as switching off lights when no one is in the room and buying new energy-efficient equipment to save on energy bills but they will also look to see if you have been on the correct tariff for your needs. Energy services are a crucial part Your energy services are a crucial part of your everyday operations and all firms and organisations have to pay for them. Nearly every firm will be needing an electricity supply but there’s no reason for you to be paying more than you have to for this service and you could use the consultant’s advice and pay even less; there’s no doubt that undertaking an energy and water audit for your firm could save substantial amounts. There may also be an opportunity for the consultant to look at you recent bills to check for accuracy or irregularities. If you would like to know more about how you can reduce business overheads with an energy consultancy, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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20 Aug

Tips When Swapping to a Cheap Business Gas and Electric Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
A great way to reduce overheads is to swap to a cheap business gas and electric supplier and this article will offer some tips to do so. The most important tip is to act when your current gas or electricity provider contacts you with details of your next year’s contract. That’s because this will open a window of opportunity for you to find a better and cheaper supplier before your current provider moves you onto a deemed contract where the rates tend to be dearer. By spending just a few minutes speaking with the experts at D-Energi, you could access a cheaper and better deal from a new provider and have the switchover process undertaken for you. It’s also important to be aware that there are other issues that a potential provider will be looking at when quoting a deal and they include your location, your business size and industry you are working in. Cheap business gas supplier Sourcing a cheap business gas supplier is straightforward and along with contacting D-Energi, you could contact a potential supplier directly or use a comparison website. These comparison websites are undoubtedly very popular but you need to be aware that they may not be searching the entire business energy supply market. As a result, there may be better deals and tariffs available that you will be unaware of so you should speak with a firm that has access to the entire marketplace – as D-Energi does. Also, you may opt to use a comparison site in a bid to save time and avoid speaking with a supplier directly, but you’ll still need to speak with the provider because they must offer you a bespoke deal. Understand how to compare business energy per kWh If you decide to carry out the exercise yourself, then you’ll need to understand how to compare business energy per kWh because this is how the offer will be made. The kilowatt-hour is how much energy your firm uses and the prices between suppliers will vary but you need to be aware that the standing charge is an additional cost. Essentially, a potential new provider may offer a much lower price per kWh but increase their standing charge so you may not be saving money, or even worse, be spending more. This is where the expertise of the D-Energi team will come into its own because they not only understand how the business energy supply market works, but they have access to the entire marketplace to get the best deal. If you want to know more about swapping to a cheap business gas and electric supplier, then you need to contact the D-Energi energy team today.
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17 Aug

Should You Compare Business Energy Providers Every Year?

by Simon Thompson
 
The short answer to the question, ‘Should you compare business energy providers every year?’ is most definitely ‘Yes’! That’s because all firms and organisations should be looking at their energy overheads on a regular basis to ensure they are not paying more than they should be doing for their energy needs. If yours is one of those firms who has never switched energy providers previously, then it’s likely that your organisation has been switched automatically to a ‘deemed’ contract, which tends to be dearer than for those offered to new clients. The best time for searching and comparing business energy providers is when your current provider gets in touch with details of your contract rates for the coming year to see whether there are better and cheaper providers available. Compare business electricity providers There is no doubt that the market for supplying business energy is a competitive one, so you should compare business electricity providers to see who has the best deal available. You could contact electricity suppliers directly, give them a few details and see whether they have a cheaper tariff. This also means it can be a confusing and time-consuming process, and there may be better deals available from other suppliers that you won’t get to hear about. Alternatively, you could use an online business energy comparison site and these will search a range of potential suppliers to see what savings are available. These sites are quick and easy to use and you have to give a few details though you will still need to speak with a potential provider directly, so they can offer a bespoke tariff to meet your needs. Firms wanting to compare business gas suppliers These issues also extend to those firms wanting to compare business gas suppliers and you’ll need to shop around, but the marketplace is a competitive one for those firms that make the effort to source a new provider. It may be that a smaller energy provider will best meet your needs and also help you reduce consumption levels to help you deliver even greater savings and help boost your green credentials as a result. Using less gas and electricity for our everyday needs is an increasingly important aspect of business today. It also needs to be appreciated that for those firms who shop around that they don’t target their efforts at the ‘Big Six’ suppliers as they may find that their prices are similar and there are no real savings to be made and they then don’t bother switching. This could be an expensive mistake to make and the best way to compare business energy providers in the UK is to speak with the friendly team of experts at D-Energi who can search the entire marketplace in just a few minutes to find a deal that will not only meet your everyday needs but also be cheaper as well.
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15 Aug

Why Your Firm Needs To Understand P272 Legislation

by Simon Thompson
 
It may sound like an obscure piece of law but your firm will benefit if you understand P272 legislation and how it impacts on your energy costs. That’s because some firms and organisations affected by the change, which occurred in April 2017, will have seen an impact on how their energy providers receive usage data to deliver accurate bills. Indeed, there’s no need for estimated bills under 272 since a firm’s usage of energy is delivered every half-hour to the supplier. The meters used for this purpose are often referred to as HH meters. One aim for the legislation was to help suppliers plan effectively for the generation and delivery of electricity to businesses and organisations and to also help organisations understand energy usage and to help access lower bills. Use P272 to access cheaper energy bills Since the data is monitored every 30 minutes this is a great source for a firm to analyse their energy usage and use P272 to access cheaper energy bills. There are software packages available for this purpose and a potential new supplier will also use the information to see whether they can offer a lower rate for delivering electricity. Also, a supplier can also see where your firm’s peak periods of use are and recommend switching to cheaper off-peak periods to deliver bigger savings. All firms affected by the legislation should have been moved across to new meters, which are recognisable by having a 05-08 designation on the meter itself and on your energy bills. Help your firm reduce electricity costs It’s this potential of analysing how you use energy but it is really helpful for other potential energy suppliers to help your firm reduce electricity costs because they will see when you use energy and which tariff is most suitable. For example, by contacting the experts at D-Energi it is possible to not only find a cheaper supplier but also check that your tariff is right for your needs. It’s also possible to streamline your organisation’s energy costs by reducing consumption and an energy consultancy may also be offered by a potential new supplier. This will deliver even greater savings as a result which could be substantial for many firms. If you need to understand more about P272 legislation and how it impacts your firm or organisation, then it’s time to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who can help source a new tariff to meet your energy needs and save on costs.
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