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15 Apr

Enjoy Low Half Hourly Electricity Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
As a busy business owner, wouldn’t it be great to enjoy low half hourly electricity prices to reduce overheads? For larger firms and enterprises, then this process may be a tad more involved than for smaller firms because your business may be a large energy user and have half hourly meters installed. They are sometimes referred to as ‘HH’ meters. These half hourly meters help deliver accurate electricity bills because your usage data is sent to the supplier every 30 minutes, hence the name. But these meters are not just helpful for delivering accurate bills because you can use the data to find a cheaper deal from another supplier. Search for half hourly electricity suppliers In the search for half hourly electricity suppliers, having the usage data means you can tailor your electricity contract to meet your firm’s exact needs and help with budgeting. This means you can sign up to a fixed rate with some certainty as to what your future bills will be though you could still sign up to a variable rate deal with the price of electricity falling or rising during the year which may suit your needs better. If your business has been growing, then unless you’ve been informed by a supplier that you need a half hourly meter, you need to check whether your peak electricity demand has been at least 100 KVA (Kilo Volt Amperes) in a year. If you are unsure, then check a recent bill and the supply number should begin with ’00’ to indicate that there is a half hourly meter installed on your premises. Cheaper half hourly electricity prices However, it is still worthwhile searching the marketplace for cheaper half hourly electricity prices from a range of suppliers to help reduce overheads. If you’ve never bothered switching before then it’s likely that you are paying more than is necessary because your provider may have rolled you automatically onto a contract with ‘deemed’ rates. The easiest way of searching the entire half hourly electricity supply market is to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who can find a new supplier and take care of the switchover process to bring peace of mind service to a busy business owner. If you would like to know more about how you and your business can enjoy low half hourly electricity prices, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi to see what they can do for you today.
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12 Apr

Tips for Reading Your Business Electricity Meter

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s essential to receive accurate bills that your energy supplier receives accurate data and here we offer tips for reading your business electricity meter. However, larger firms may have a half hourly meter installed so the data is sent directly to the provider every 30 minutes, so there won’t be someone to read the meter on the supplier’s behalf. There will still be a need to monitor electricity usage as part of good business practice to ensure your bills are accurate. For smaller firms, taking meter readings will ensure that you are aware of your energy use and if you’re in a remote area, you may have to submit your own firm’s meter readings anyway. Potential new business electricity supplier Another reason for compiling meter readings is that the information is useful for a potential new business electricity supplier, so they understand how much electricity you are using and when you are using it. For those firms with a digital electricity meter, then you should read the numbers from left to right and ignore the last red digit. For firms with more than one meter, for example, they may have day and night rates and have separate meters for this, then you’ll need to keep these meter readings separate. For businesses that have a meter with electricity dials, then again you read from left to right and ignore the last red dial. Business electricity rates Since business electricity rates are a large part of overheads and nearly every firm or organisation will use electricity for their day-to-day needs, it’s important that you don’t pay more than is necessary. This means that when your current provider tells you what your next year’s contract rates will be, then you really should research the market to see if there are cheaper providers available. By doing so, you will ensure that you do not pay more than you need to for electricity and it’s also possible to find a supplier offering an energy consultancy to help you reduce the levels of electricity you use and enjoy greater savings as a result. This consultancy will be a great boost for a firm’s ‘green’ credentials. For more information about reading your business electricity meter and the potential of an energy consultancy, then it is time to speak with the experts at D-Energi who can help find a cheaper supplier to help you reduce costs.
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10 Apr

Pay Less for Your Business Energy

by Simon Thompson
 
Perhaps the most effective way to pay less for your business energy needs is to use a team of experts who understand how the market works and can find a deal that best meets your needs. This means speaking with the D-Energi team who will be able to search every provider to find a bespoke deal that will save money on your overheads. In addition, they can take care of the switchover process and plan ahead so that when it comes to renewing your business energy contract, they will already have done the legwork and found a better or improved deal. By using the team of experts, a busy business owner will remove the need to contact energy providers directly and also from using comparison sites that may not search the entire market or even have the best deals. Switching business energy supplier Some business owners may be wary about switching their business energy supplier but in many instances, it’s the easiest way to save money. However, it’s not like switching energy providers for our homes and you can only leave when your contract is due for renewal and if you want to leave earlier then there may be a cost involved. To switch energy suppliers, you simply issue a notification of termination between 28 days and three months before the contract ends. As a business, there’s no loss of supply and you simply receive your energy bill from a different provider. However, it also needs to be noted that there’s no cooling off period when you switch business energy providers, so once you agree to a new deal then you are essentially signing up for one year. Search for cheaper business energy prices It’s this search for cheaper business energy prices that can be a time consuming endeavour and a confusing one too. One of the big issues for a busy business owner is that there are lots of suppliers with what appear to be great deals that will save you money. However, you need to look at the fine detail, particularly the unit charge for the energy used and the standing charge, which is a fee levied for using the National Grid to deliver energy to your business premises. This fee is not fixed and can vary hugely. Also, business energy prices do fluctuate so if a potential new provider offers a great deal and you spend a few days contemplating whether it’s the right one for you, then you may find that the prices may have changed when you agree to sign up. For more information, contact the team of experts at D-Energi who will help you and your business pay less for your business energy needs and take care of the switchover process.
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8 Apr

Are Your Business Electric Prices Correct?

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations will appreciate the need to control their overheads, but are your business electric prices correct? Unfortunately, unless you carry out a regular analysis to see what energy firms are charging businesses today, then the answer is that you probably don’t know. And if you haven’t switched electricity providers in recent years, then it’s highly likely that you don’t know how much you are paying for your electric. To make matters worse, you may have been rolled over onto a contract with ‘deemed’ rates which tend to be dearer than for new customers, so not only do you not know how much you are paying but you are probably paying more than is necessary. Process to obtain a commercial electricity quote The process to obtain a commercial electricity quote for meeting your needs is straightforward and you could contact electricity providers directly to see how much your business would need to pay. Alternatively, you could use one of the many business energy comparison sites to see what the market rate is for a firm of your size and location to see whether there are any savings to be made. There are a couple of issues for those using comparison sites and the first is that the site may not search the entire market. The other downside for a comparison site is that you will have to negotiate with a provider because they must offer you a bespoke deal that meets your needs so this can still become an involved process but it is to your advantage. Also, you could use the information from the website to negotiate a better deal with your current electricity provider. Comparing commercial electricity rates effectively One of the big issues for comparing commercial electricity rates effectively is that, as we mentioned, the provider must offer a bespoke deal which then makes comparing these deals on a like-for-like basis more complicated. There is a range of factors affecting the deal and these include how much electricity you will be needing, your geographic location and how many employees you have. One effective way to access great commercial electricity rates is to speak with the experts at D-Energi who will be able to search the marketplace and every provider to see whether there is a better deal available. In addition, the team can take care of the switchover process and help explain the finer points of a bespoke deal to ensure that you really are getting the deal that will meet your current and future needs. If you want to know whether your business electric prices are correct, then you need to contact the D-Energi team today to find out and see if there are cheaper and better deals available.
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