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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.
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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.
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4 Feb

Things to Know when Switching Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
There are lots of reasons why a business owner should look to switching business energy suppliers and the main one is to enjoy a better deal elsewhere. Lots of business owners will be too busy to find out how their electricity supplier works and to take the time to find a cheaper provider. This is despite the opportunity of saving quite a lot of money and reducing their costs by spending a few minutes looking at the market to find a new energy provider. However, there’s more to finding a new business electricity supplier than many business owners will imagine and here we will explain more. Searching for new business electricity suppliers Among the issues when searching for new business electricity suppliers is the question of the contract length since longer contracts tend to attract lower prices. As a business, there may be other fees included that you may be unaware of and you’ll need to appreciate the standing charges as well. That’s because the standing charge may be much higher than you currently pay, so while the supplier may offer a cheap unit price there may not be any savings to be enjoyed. The first step when switching is always to review your business energy contract carefully to ensure it meets your needs. Searching for new business gas suppliers This is also the point to appreciate when searching for new business gas suppliers too and understand that there’s no cooling off period when you sign up to a new contract with an energy provider. This means you may be tied into dearer energy rates than you currently pay. It’s important that you ask the potential supplier lots of questions and do not be blindsided by the details, including the charges for early cancellation and any hidden fees that may be incurred. Since energy bills are predicted to rise, it’s important that firms who are looking to enjoy cheaper energy deals do their homework properly and then scour the market place to find a deal that will best meet their needs. Perhaps the easiest way of achieving this is to speak with the friendly team of experts at D-Energi who can check with all potential business energy suppliers to find a deal that meets your needs and will save you money when you switch.
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1 Feb

How to Switch Business Gas Suppliers UK

by Simon Thompson
 
With so many providers competing in the marketplace, there’s probably never been a better time to switch business gas suppliers UK for firms and organisations. That is because switching your business or electricity supplier is one of the best ways of accessing the lowest prices and the best deals. However, with so many suppliers competing for your custom, it can appear to be overwhelming trying to select the supplier who will best meet your needs. The first step to switching is to know when your current gas supply contract comes up for renewal since this opens a window of opportunity to move providers and save money. Business gas prices you have agreed to pay The date for your energy contract renewal will be or should be, clearly stated on your energy contract and depending on the length of contract you sign, this could be several years ahead for the business gas prices you have agreed to pay. The notice period will vary between suppliers, so it’s always worthwhile checking or you could ask your energy provider for this information and they must send a renewal letter. Larger energy customers may not get a letter sent and if they don’t react within the specified time span, then they may be rolled onto another one-year contract and paying higher rates. There are a number of issues affecting the prices that will be quoted, including your geographical location, your firm’s size and how much energy you use along with how long you would like your business gas contract to run for. Firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices This situation is the same for those firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices and they too will have a window of opportunity in which they must act. It’s also not possible to enjoy a dual fuel deal to make the process of switching energy providers easier but you can have the same supplier delivering both gas and electricity to your premises. In addition to understanding contract lengths, you also need to appreciate the unit price, that’s the price paid per kilowatt hour (kWh) of gas or electricity, along with a standing charge, which is a daily fee charged to maintain the National Grid. As mentioned earlier, the process to switch business gas suppliers UK, and also for electricity, can appear to be confusing and daunting because so many suppliers are competing for your custom but the helpful team at D-Energi can help you find a better deal in just a few minutes and take care of the switchover process.
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