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6 Sep

How You Can Compare Business Electricity And Gas Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
The best reason for why you should compare business electricity and gas prices is to lower your overheads to boost profitability. While you may believe this is a time-consuming process, there are easy ways to achieve cheaper energy prices. The best way is to speak with the experts at D-Energi for the latest and best energy deals for businesses but you can also undertake the research yourself by visiting potential suppliers and also business energy comparison websites. This opportunity to enjoy lower business energy costs is available to firms of all shapes and sizes whether you are a one-man band, a thriving startup or have several business premises. There’s no reason why you should be paying more than you need to for your commercial energy needs. Compare business gas and electricity prices Indeed, research to compare business gas and electricity prices should be undertaken every year regardless of the firm’s size to help ensure the firm is on top of its costs. The savings that can be delivered will vary depending on the firm’s size and location as well as their energy usage but can range from several hundred pounds for a one-man band, for instance, to several thousands of pounds for larger operations. It’s also interesting to learn, according to the Competition and Markets Authority, that 40% of businesses in the UK have not changed their energy provider in the last five years. This lack of activity means they are probably paying over the odds for their energy since their supplier will roll them onto a ‘deemed’ tariff which tends to be more expensive. This is even more shocking since a simple phone call will source cheaper energy suppliers and the switchover process is seamless as well. Compare business energy prices and deals It is now easier than it ever been to compare business energy prices and deals and all firms could benefit by doing so. As mentioned previously, the switchover process is seamless though you will need to appreciate that it is not possible to get a dual fuel deal since the gas and electricity offers will be bespoke offerings. However, firms can have the same supplier deliver both fuels and enjoy a good deal for doing so. Indeed, it’s this need to offer a bespoke offering that will come as a surprise if you have visited online business energy comparison websites since the great deal that is delivered after a quick search may not be the same when you contact the supplier directly.   If you are looking to compare business electricity and gas prices and want more advice about how to get the best offers, then speak with the helpful team at D-Energi.
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4 Sep

Why You Need To Understand P272 For Your Business

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms need to keep up with legislation which is why you will need to understand what P272 means for your business. Essentially, P272, or as some may refer to it ‘maximum demand meter changes’, will affect many firms and organisations. If you are not sure whether P272 will affect you, then look at the MPAN number on your meter; it’s a two-digit number in the tip top left-hand corner of the plate with the meter’s details. This is the profile type and for those numbers that are 05, 06, 07 and 08 then you will be affected by P272 but your electricity supplier should have been in touch already. That’s because your billing process has changed. Positives of the P272 legislation Indeed, one the positives of the P272 legislation is that bills are now accurate without the need for estimated bills for your business. It also helps a supplier to monitor businesses that are high energy users more effectively. That’s because they receive automated meter readings which record a firm’s consumption every 30 minutes – they are also known as HH or half hourly meters. The reason for this change, says Ofgem the industry regulator, is that by recording usage every half-hour means costs and usage can be more easily reconciled. Many small businesses, that is a firm with a meter profile of 03 or 04 will not be affected. How your firm uses energy Ofgem is also hoping that by having more information about how your firm uses energy means you could use periods of low cost and use energy more effectively. To help with this process there are software packages available to help you analyse your firm’s energy usage so you can see where and when the peak times of usage are and then introduce measures to reduce usage to lower costs even further. However, the important issue to appreciate about HH meters is that your supplier should already have moved you across to the new meters should your firm need to do so. If the issue of P272 is confusing and you are looking for help and advice, there are energy consultants available to explain more and also help you source better prices and deals.   For more advice about P272 and to access better energy deals for your firm, contact the experts at D-Energi.
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1 Sep

Lowering Overheads with a Cheap Business Energy Deal

by Simon Thompson
 
Wouldn’t it be great if you could lower your overheads with a cheap business energy deal? Obviously, the answer is yes and growing numbers of firms and organisations are looking to switch energy suppliers to enjoy cheaper rates and better levels of customer service. All firms should look at their business energy costs every year and move supplier when necessary because the savings can be huge. For instance, if you have a small firm you may think that it’s not worthwhile switching but if you could save hundreds of pounds every year by making one simple phone call that will lower your overheads and boost profits, you would do that. Enjoying a cheap business electricity deal Along with enjoying a cheap business electricity deal, there are also opportunities to reduce gas bills too. However, all firms and organisations will need electricity for their everyday functions such as running computers, powering kettles and having office lights. There’s also a good case for larger firms and organisations to switch suppliers every year because their savings will be much more than those for a one-man band and could be several thousands of pounds which could be used to reinvest into the business. In addition to the attractiveness of lowering a firm’s overheads, you could also access some of the other services being offered by a new supplier including having an energy audit. This will see an expert looking at how your business operates and recommending ways of saving energy as well as money; these will be long term gains and you’ll be boosting your green credentials at the same time. Looking for a cheap business gas deal Along with electricity, many firms will be looking for a cheap business gas deal if they are large users of this fuel, particularly if they need to heat their premises in a cold winter. Again, there is a wide range of potential suppliers available offering tariffs and deals that will meet your business needs. While the prospect of switching energy supplier is an attractive one, you may be wondering about the best way of achieving this. It is possible to source a new supplier using an online comparison website but the site may not be searching the entire energy market to find the best deal and, frustratingly for some firms, you will still need to contact the supplier directly for a bespoke quote. This also highlights an issue of the difficulty you will find in trying to compare a like-for-like quote between suppliers since they will have slightly different offerings and tariffs.   Indeed, the best way to enjoy lower overheads with a cheap business energy deal is to speak with experts who understand how the business energy market works and that means speaking with the team at D-Energi.
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30 Aug

Are You Looking to Switch Energy Suppliers?

by Simon Thompson
 
If you run your own business and are looking to switch energy suppliers then this could be a fruitful exercise to undertake. That’s because there are potential savings to be made by simply switching to a new supplier at a lower rate. All businesses and organisations should undertake a review of their business energy costs every year as part of their best practice aims but, according to the Competition and Markets Authority around 40% of firms haven’t switched suppliers in the last five years and 38% have never switched. Firms will benefit from an energy switch That’s a real shame since most firms will benefit from an energy switch and it’s not just about enjoying lower bills. For instance, there are new energy suppliers for the business supply market who offer a wide range of extra services including things like an energy audit so a business could lower their energy use and enjoy even lower bills. That’s not just an enticing prospect for you and your business but it also means that you will be doing your bit for the environment and boosting your green credentials at the same time. Indeed, finding a cheaper supplier and then switching to the new firm is simple and there’s no loss of energy supply during this process. It helps too that there are experts available who can find a suitable tariff and supplier and then deal with the paperwork to ensure the switchover is seamless. Considering to switch energy suppliers There may be other reasons you a be considering to switch energy suppliers, other than saving money, and it may be you want better customer service or even have a smart meter installed at your premises. All homes and businesses in the UK will have smart meters fitted for their energy use over the coming years so it makes sense to have one fitted now and enjoy the potential savings that these bring by using less energy. Also, it’s possible to enjoy the expertise of an energy expert to carry out an audit to see where your business is using energy and recommend improvements such as replacing certain equipment or switching to another tariff or even moving your firm’s peak period to a cheaper period for energy use.   For all your questions about how to switch energy suppliers in the UK, then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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