contact-banner

D-ENERGi Blog

Main Form

25 Feb

Business Energy Tips: Switch Your Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
There’s no doubt that switching to a new business energy deal can be an effective way of saving money and the process is easy. For all the questions that you and your business may have about switching your energy supply, then this article will help. There are some big differences when it comes to switching energy suppliers between businesses and for our homes; the main one being that businesses are tied into a fixed term contract and you have to wait until this comes to an end. Before it does, your current supplier will get in touch to tell you of your next year’s deal, which is the time to search the market place and find a cheaper provider. However, you will need to tell your current supplier that you are intending to switch to a new business energy provider and issue them with a notification of termination. This can be done up to three months before your contract ends. Switch business energy supplier When you switch business energy supplier, the process should not take longer than 28 days, if you’ve given a termination notice. You also need to appreciate that there’s no cooling off period with a new business energy contract, so be careful when calling potential suppliers. Also, while dual fuel contracts are popular for domestic energy users, you won’t be able to access these contracts as a business since you need separate providers for your business electricity and your business gas supply. However, you can have the same firm delivering both. Compare business energy prices The best way of finding a new energy provider is to compare business energy prices that are on offer. While you could contact suppliers directly, it may be a better business decision to use an energy broker who can benchmark your firm’s needs to find better prices. This method is also a quick and cost-effective way to search the market place to find a new provider. They can also deal with the switchover process without any hassle, so you can focus on your everyday business needs. Essentially, if you’re looking for business energy tips to switch your current supplier then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi who will help you find a cheaper and better deal and take care of the switchover process too.
Read Article
20 Feb

Tips to Compare Business Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
In a bid to reduce your firm’s overheads, you may be searching for tips to compare business gas prices so you can switch effectively. Perhaps the most effective way to search the market place is to work with experts who can undertake gas procurement on your behalf with energy providers. This means you will be utilising the firm’s expertise to take advantage of market conditions to reduce your business gas prices. That’s because energy prices change constantly and there may be sudden price hikes that may coincide with your contract renewal, forcing up overheads, even though you may have an energy-efficient business so you need to speak with the D-Energi team to find the cheap gas deals. Source a cheaper commercial gas quote It’s this ability to source a cheaper commercial gas quote when you need to renew your gas supply contract that makes this gas procurement process really important because your firm could be tied into a contract for 12 months which means you are paying over the odds while doing so. You may also undertake an energy consultancy to help you reduce the amount of electricity and gas you consume as a business, but you’ll still see your overheads increasing because of price rises despite these efforts. It is possible to sign up with a gas procurement firm who can then manage your gas deal over the course of a contract you hold with them. They will monitor gas supply markets for price changes, news and analysis and then will act promptly to save their customers money. Source the cheapest gas tariff Alternatively, you could source the cheapest gas tariff by contacting gas providers directly, but this can take a lot of time and there is terminology you will need to understand. You also need to appreciate whether you need a fixed or flexible tariff deal. There’s also the opportunity of using a gas supply comparison site to find a potentially cheaper provider, but the website may not search all of the private providers available so many will not come to your attention. While this may sound like an involved process to find cheaper gas prices, it really isn’t. And for those firms that have never bothered searching the marketplace for a cheaper contract then they may find they have been rolled over onto an automatic contract with deemed rates and they could make, potentially, huge savings by simply switching to a new provider. If yours is a small firm and you’ve been rolled over onto one of these deemed contracts, then you are free to move before the contract period ends to a cheaper deal. For more help and advice when it comes to tips to compare business gas prices and to find a cheaper gas provider, you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi today.
Read Article
15 Feb

Bright Ideas to Reduce Your Commercial Energy Bill

by Simon Thompson
 
When it comes to reducing your commercial energy bill, there are two effective ways of doing so and here we will explain more. The first, and perhaps the most obvious method is to switch commercial energy suppliers. The second way is to introduce various ideas to reduce how much energy your business consumes. There are suppliers that will offer an energy consultancy to do this on your behalf when you switch to them and there are other ideas to reduce costs you could use alongside this. They include replacing your light bulbs to energy saving bulbs which will have an immediate impact on your bill and you should also encourage staff to turn off lights they don’t need. You could also remove unnecessary lamps in any area that is excessively lit and in rooms that are infrequently used you could install occupancy sensors that will automatically switch lights off. Lower commercial energy prices to reduce overheads For those firms and organisations that are looking for lower commercial energy prices to reduce their overheads, then they could find a new supplier as well as introducing energy-saving ideas. There are some issues to consider when searching for a new energy provider and one of them is the fact that wholesale prices for energy vary on a daily basis. Essentially, you may be able to source a great deal one day and then find that the market has moved and this deal is no longer available just 24-hours later. Indeed, some firms may find that while the price of energy has fallen, their standing charges, which help to pay for the National Grid and the supply of energy to your premises, have risen substantially. That’s because the cost of maintaining the National Grid is very expensive but these charges do vary between suppliers so it’s worth checking. Sourcing a cheap commercial energy quote As a busy business owner, you may struggle to find the time sourcing a cheap commercial energy quote that will meet your needs so you may decide to remain with your current supplier, even though there are cheaper deals available. You could use an online comparison site but these may not be searching the entire marketplace or you could contact energy suppliers directly but this is a time-consuming process. One of the best ways of finding a cheaper commercial energy quote is to act when your current supplier gets in touch with your next year’s contract details and use this prompt to speak with experts who can search the entire marketplace but who also have the expertise to find the best deal for your needs. For many firms, this will mean contacting the experts at D-Energi who will spend a few minutes taking a few details and then scouring the market to deliver a bespoke deal that will reduce your energy overheads.
Read Article
8 Feb

Advice For When You Switch Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
Most business owners will appreciate that when they switch energy suppliers they could reduce their overheads substantially, but it’s important to seek advice beforehand. That’s because there are lots of business energy suppliers in the market offering a range of tariffs and deals so finding one that suits your business may be more difficult and time-consuming than most business owners will appreciate. Firstly, the deal offered to a business must be bespoke, which means comparing various deals from providers on a like-for-like basis can be confusing and difficult to do. This means it’s important to speak with those who understand how the market works to see if there’s a better way and find a cheaper deal – and the D-Energi team is available for this. Business owner wanting to undertake an energy switch While we can enjoy dual fuel deals for our homes and there are also other schemes available to reduce costs, for example, the ‘Big London Energy Switch’ which sees lots of domestic users grouping together to negotiate terms, for a business owner wanting to undertake an energy switch, it’s more complicated. For those who want a dual fuel deal for their business, then this is not possible but you can get the same supplier delivering both gas and electricity to your premises. You could also use an online business energy comparison site to find a deal that will meet your needs but there are some issues with these; the first is that you will still need to negotiate directly with a supplier that is recommended and the site may not be searching all potential suppliers. As a result, there may be better and cheaper energy providers available and they may offer other attractive benefits including a consultancy and the installation of smart meters, for example. Energy solution provider offers a consultancy When an energy solution provider offers a consultancy, it’s a great opportunity to reduce the amount of energy your firm uses to deliver real long-term savings which are in addition to the lower unit charges you will have to meet. Your firm will also be helping the environment by reducing its energy needs and a smart meter may help to illustrate to you and your staff how and when they are using or wasting energy. However, one national newspaper reports that some smart meters fitted in homes are not quite so smart and only deliver savings of £11 a year. Also, some will stop working when the customer switches energy suppliers and some simply fail to work because of a poor signal. However, for many firms, these smart meters may provide an ideal solution but the consultancy offering is certainly one to consider to reduce energy bills. For more information about smart meters and enjoying an energy consultancy when your firm wants to switch energy suppliers, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi.
Read Article