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17 Apr

Access Cheap Business Gas Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
The easiest way for a business, whether it’s a small or large enterprise, to access cheap business gas rates is to compare the marketplace offering between providers. The commercial gas supply market is a competitive one in the UK and all firms should check whether there is a better deal on offer every year to ensure they are paying the lowest prices available. A business owner can undertake this exercise and they’ll need to compare the unit price, that’s the price per kilowatt hour (kWh) between providers and how much gas they plan to use over the coming year. It’s also important to appreciate how much the daily charge will be from a supplier, this is an amount that is levied to pay the National Grid for delivering gas to your premises. It varies between providers and can have a big impact on the annual cost your business may pay for gas. Cheap business gas rates So, what appears to be excellent and cheap business gas rates from a provider may end up being an expensive offering once the standing charge has been calculated. It’s important that you calculate what your potential annual cost is likely to be from a provider and it’s also important that you don’t just focus on using the ‘Big Six’ business gas suppliers to get a wide range of prices for a one-year fixed contract. If your business has never switched gas suppliers or hasn’t bothered for several years, then you may find that your gas rates may be substantially more because you’ve been moved across to a contract with ‘deemed’ rates automatically. That’s the price for inaction but you won’t be alone since a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching energy suppliers. Contact a business gas supplier directly And while you could contact a business gas supplier directly or use a comparison site for this purpose, comparing the offers on a like-for-like basis may be difficult. One reason for this is that supplying gas to your business is not like finding a gas supplier for our homes and the provider will need to offer a bespoke deal for meeting your needs. In addition, you also run the risk that you may not get the best deal for meeting your needs because the comparison site may be searching a small number of suppliers when there could be better and cheaper providers available. If you would like to know more about how you can access cheap business gas rates and get help with the switchover process, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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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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