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4 Jan

How to Get the Best Business Energy Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
Getting a business energy quote before you renew is essential if you want to make sure you and your business are getting the best deal possible. Before you start this process, however, you need to make sure you are well prepared so that the quotes you receive are as accurate as possible. Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of your business energy quote: Know your current tariff. Unfortunately, most business owners we deal with don’t have a clue what their current business electricity or gas tariff is which makes it practically impossible to compare prices when it comes to getting a business gas or business electricity quote. Be prepared and dig out your last bill before you start so you can compare apples with apples. Be sure when your current contract ends. Most business energy suppliers are not great at letting you know when your contract is up, mainly because they want you to roll over into a new one without any hassle. Once you have a clear idea of the date your contract is up, and whether there is anything you need to do to let them know you are swapping, you will be in a much better position to start looking at quotes. Research potential suppliers. Most people, when getting energy quotes, tend to look at one or two of the top six suppliers. However, if you limit yourself to these you may be preventing yourself from getting the best deal for you. Using D-ENERGI to get your quote, means you can access deals from lots of different energy suppliers, including the smaller ones – and so find the contract that best aligns with your business needs more efficiently. Know your business electricity profile class. If you are wanting to get a business electricity quote on its own, then you will need to know your profile class which is based on your Peak Load Factor and usage. New and renewing customers who are currently in profile class 05 to 08 are now required to use half-hourly metering. Know your business gas and electricity supply numbers. Most energy supply companies will ask for these before they complete your quote as they want to make sure they are in good standing (and to ensure what you have told them is accurate). For a business gas quote, you will need your Meter Point Reference Number (MPR) from your last gas bill. For a business electricity quote, you will need a Metering Point Administration Number (MPAN) found next to the big S on your bill.   The top tip we can give you when getting business electricity or business gas quote is to get a lot of quotes so you know you are choosing the best one. And the best way to do that is to use D_ENERGI to search the market for you. Click on the big pink button at the top of the page to get your FREE quote now.
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7 Dec

Deemed Contracts: Guide for Businesses

by Simon Thompson
 
Money is tight for everyone at the moment, so no-one wants to be overpaying for business electricity. It may surprise you to learn, then, that many businesses are missing out on potential savings due to deemed energy contracts. What is a deemed energy contract? A deemed contract is the name of the contract that is put in place by the business electricity supplier when a business moves to a new premise and begins consuming electricity before they have agreed to a contract. Businesses may also move onto a deemed contract if their existing contract ends, and they continue to consume electricity. This can happen if a contract expires and the business hasn’t realised, or when the contract is terminated early (by either the business or the supplier). How much do deemed contracts cost? Deemed contracts tend to cost a lot more than tariffs that have been negotiated. For example, micro-businesses can end up paying 80% more on a deemed contract than on a negotiated contract. Research has shown that around 10% of micro-businesses are currently on deemed contracts, which means they are paying way more than they need to for their business electricity. What happens if you allow your contract to roll over? If you allow your business electricity contract to roll over, you will more than likely be placed onto a more expensive standard tariff – which can be 50% more expensive than negotiated contracts. You may also face an exit fee if you decide to switch early. If your business is reaching the end of its energy contract, it is vital that you compare the latest prices. Delaying taking action on this can leave you stuck on expensive rollover rates. What are your rights if you are on a deemed contract? If you discover you are on a deemed contract, then don’t worry, you still have the right to switch supplier without paying a fee. If you are on a deemed contract, your business electricity supplier cannot: • Ask you to give notice before terminating the contract • Charge you a termination fee • Prevent you from switching for any reason at any time Your electricity supplier must take all reasonable steps to provide you with the Principal Terms of your deemed contract if you request it – including all charges and fees. If you are on a deemed energy contract, you should compare business electricity rates and switch to a better contract as soon as possible.
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23 Nov

How Do You Know If You Are Paying Too Much For Your Business Electricity?

by Simon Thompson
 
Recent statistics released by Ofgem reveal that nearly 40% of SME’s haven’t tried to compare business energy supplier in over five years! This is a shocking statistic to us, as it means that a large proportion of businesses out there are probably paying over the odds for their electricity and gas – and there is no need for that! Comparing and switching suppliers with the help of D-ENERGI is such a simple task! Why might businesses be reluctant to switch energy supplier? We’ve talked to a lot of customers who want to compare business gas and electricity prices this year, and when we ask them why it’s taken them so long to decide to do so they say things like; “I haven’t had time” Time is one of our most valuable commodities – especially if you charge your customers by the hour. Your time is worth a lot, and you may think that it is more sensible for you to spend this valuable time doing things that will generate sales for your business, and therefore more profit for you. However, if you can spare us just ten minutes – yes, just ten minutes – we can take control of searching the market and finding the best quotes for you, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds in the process. “I don’t know how to do it” This is a poor excuse, as you don’t really have to do anything. Just fill in our quick quote form, and we will call you straight back with the best quotes on the market. It’s as simple as that! “I don’t really understand the prices” Some business owners are embarrassed that they don’t really understand what makes up their energy bill – but actually, it is quite common. We know all about ‘standing charges’ and ‘Kilowatts’ as we deal with them every day – but many people don’t have a clue what we are talking about. So, let’s explain: • Standing charges – the small amount per day you pay the supplier regardless of how much energy you use? This can be as much as 70p a day, which is a staggering £175 a year, so you want to make sure this is as low as possible. • KWh – this stands for Kilowatt per hour and usually, one unit on your meter will equate to one kWh. Again, prices for this will vary so it is best to shop around. “My business will suffer if my energy supply is disrupted” The team at D-ENERGi will take care of everything for you, so you won’t see any disruption in service when it comes to switching suppliers. So, what are you waiting for? If you want to compare business electricity or business gas, or both, just head over to our website and fill in our quick form today for a free, no-obligation quote.
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9 Nov

Top Energy Savings Tips for Businesses

by Simon Thompson
 
If the cost of your business energy bill is making you think it might be time to swap business energy suppliers then you’re not alone. A recent survey by the Federation of small business highlighted that: • One-third of businesses surveyed felt that the cost of energy was a barrier to the growth of their company • 70% of businesses surveyed found it difficult to compare business energy tariffs. • 43% of businesses surveyed had never switched their business energy supplier. But don’t worry, there are small actions you can take to save on your business electricity and gas bills without the need for your employees to sit in the dark with no heating on! Check out our top energy-saving tips: Tip One: Turn the big light off It’s may remind you of your childhood when your dad used to tell you to turn lights off when they were not in use, but we are sorry to say he is right! Research by business electricity suppliers has shown that you could save up to £100 a year by turning off lights when they are not in use. Find more information about the play in his mind from belgrade. You could even up the amount you save by switching from halogen or fluorescent bulbs to more energy-efficient LED ones. Tip Two: Keep the heat in Lighting isn’t the only culprit when it comes to large energy bills – the other is heating. Some things that you should check include: • Making sure your heating system and air conditioning system are not set to the same temperature (they should be around 4 degrees difference) and on at the same time • Set your thermostats lower in corridors and storerooms than in offices • Make sure radiators are not blocked by office furniture Tip Three: Keep it clean Clean kitchen appliances are not only safer for employees but they are also more energy-efficient as well. Pull your fridge out from the wall, and remove the dust from behind it on a regular basis – and you could see up to a 20% drop in the amount of energy used. It’s also worth dusting lightbulbs and cleaning radiators regularly as well. Tip Four: Switch off technology when not in use 46% of the energy used in offices is used outside of standard opening hours. 46%! This is why it is really important that employees turn off desktops, printers, and vending machines when they are not in use – I.e., when they go home at night or for the weekend! Tip Five: Compare business energy suppliers The biggest savings on your business gas and electricity bills, however, are probably going to come from you swapping business energy suppliers to one who offers you a better tariff. While this may sound like a time-consuming thing to do – it isn’t. It is a fairly quick and simple process if you use the D-ENERGI team to help, as we are experts at saving businesses money on their energy bills. If you want to know how much you could save on your business energy bill by comparing business electricity and business gas suppliers get in touch with D-ENERGi today.
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