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21 Jun

How Business Can Switch Energy Suppliers Easily

by Simon Thompson
 
For many businesses looking to switch energy suppliers easily, the main incentive is for them to enjoy cheaper bills and lower overheads. Indeed, for some organisations the difference between making a profit and loss may come down to reducing their energy costs. Despite this opportunity, the energy sector’s regulator Ofgem says most firms haven’t bothered switching and are now missing out on huge cost savings. It also helps that firms can sign a contract for a fixed rate, usually for a year, though some contracts can run for two and even up to five years. This means they will be able to fix their energy prices which will be of benefit for their cash flow forecasts. Making the energy switch When it comes to making the energy switch, the process itself is straightforward and the firm will need to source a new supplier who is offering prices they find attractive. There is no loss of energy supply during the switchover process itself. It should also be appreciated that for those firms who have never switched energy supplier or have moved to new premises, they will be probably paying ‘deemed’ rates. This is an out of contract rate which can be an expensive position for a firm to be in; the out of contract rates are usually much higher than in-contract rates. However, if the firm doesn’t switch suppliers they may be automatically rolled onto these deemed contracts and may not appreciate just how much extra they are paying for their energy supply. Issues to consider when switching energy suppliers There are also other issues to consider when switching energy suppliers and these will include the firm’s location and the amount of energy they use. On top of this, the price they pay for a contract will also depend on their type of business, the length of contract they choose to sign for and, of course, the supplier as well. While this may appear to be a complicated and confusing marketplace, it is a simple one to negotiate though it does help having experts. This may mean speaking with the experts at D-Energi who have the expertise and experience to source cheaper energy deals for businesses of all shapes and sizes.   The D-Energi team can also explain how businesses can switch energy suppliers easily and discuss the potential savings that can be made.
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16 Jun

Finding Cheap Commercial Electricity Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
The market for offering cheap commercial electricity rates is a competitive one so it is relatively easy for a firm to find a cheaper new electricity supplier. However, there are some considerations that all firms and organisations will need to take into account when comparing business electricity tariffs and these include: Business size: the firm’s turnover and size of office space will be crucial for a potential supplier. Some will specialise in a business’s size and offering but not others. Business planning: knowing how long the business will be remaining in their premises will also dictate whether they have a short or long-term contract; a shorter term contract will bring flexibility for switching. Know your energy usage: all firms should check their bills to see how much electricity they are using as this will help a potential new supplier estimate the usage and potential tariff. Access cheaper electric prices being charged Knowing when the firm has its peak uses for electricity means they may be able to access cheaper electric prices being charged for use in the early hours of the morning or during the night. It’s also important that businesses look carefully at the deal being offered so it meets their needs. Firms and organisations should also be wary about fixed term contracts, particularly those that may tie them up for four years. While longer fixed contracts offer much lower rates and better deals, they are more difficult for a firm to break and switch to a different supplier. It’s also important that firms do their research and compare quotes from various suppliers and they need to do this within the window of opportunity before the current contract comes to an end. Compare a commercial electricity quote between suppliers This means they will need to allocate time and resources for someone to compare a commercial electricity quote between suppliers effectively and for smaller firms, this may be a difficult undertaking. However, the payoff is that they will probably source a much cheaper energy supply for their firm and save substantial amounts in the process; just about every firm will save money by switching to a new supplier. Just a word of caution for those firms who are using comparison websites for business energy prices; the website itself may not be searching the entire market or indeed all of the potential energy suppliers and may not be delivering the cheapest deals or tariffs. Also, the firm will need to contact the supplier directly because their energy quote will need to be bespoke.   For more help and advice about finding cheap commercial electricity rates, then it’s time to speak with the team of experts at D-Energi to find out what deals and offers are available.
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12 Jun

Energy Consultancy for Business Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations should be looking to reduce their overheads on a regular basis and an energy consultancy may well help save cash for those interested organisations. That’s because the energy consultants will know and understand the energy supply market and help the business find the best deals and tariffs that meet their needs. On top of this, the energy consultancy will also undertake an energy audit to ensure that the savings being made are permanent and long-term. For instance, the consultants may highlight areas where the firm can save large amounts of money by making simple changes to their everyday activities; this may mean switching off unused office lights, turning down the heating and even switching off computers and screens at night. One reason a firm may be looking to bring in the experts is that they believe their energy bills may be too high but they may not understand how to lower them effectively. A basic energy services audit Industry experts say that even a basic energy services audit should see a firm’s energy bills being reduced by 10% at the very least while many firms may also enjoy savings of around 25%. This may mean introducing energy efficiencies and upgrading various pieces of equipment but that is still a huge saving. That’s on top of the energy audit locating better deals and tariffs which mean the overall savings can be quite substantial. The energy experts will also be able to help decipher the firm’s energy bills to ensure they are on the best deal currently, if not, highlight where potential savings can be made. It may appear to be a strange way to invest in lower energy bills by paying experts to find a cheaper deal or tariff and better ways of using energy but it does work. Expert should be able to deliver energy savings However, the expert should be able to deliver energy savings that far outweigh their own costs. Whether the audit is for retail premises, agricultural farms or a factory; an energy consultancy will pay dividends. The bottom line is that all firms and organisations can become more energy-efficient which is not only good for our environment but also good for the firm’s overheads with lower running costs. The energy audit may also be beneficial for keeping costs down in a factory with heavy usage of energy in the manufacturing process.   For more help and information about energy consultancy and the impact of having an energy audit undertaken, then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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9 Jun

Enjoy Lower Bills with Cheap Business Gas and Electric

by Simon Thompson
 
Despite the potential savings, the option of searching for lower bills with cheap business gas and electric suppliers means many firms are too busy in their day-to-day activities to undertake this task. They won’t be alone since the government says around 40% of firms have never switched their energy supplier and probably pay more than they need to for their energy use. Indeed, the government has encouraged greater competition in the energy supply market so that firms can access lower bills and better levels of customer service. For those firms who have never switched, they are probably on a ‘deemed’ contract and the tariff they are on is probably more than they will be paying with a new energy supplier. Other firms who believe that the switchover process is complicated and time-consuming, should be reassured that this is not the case and it’s a seamless process with uninterrupted supply to their premises. Finding a cheap business gas supplier Indeed, finding a cheap business gas supplier is relatively straightforward and can be done by either contacting gas suppliers directly or using one of the many online price comparison websites. Just a word of caution though, these comparison websites may not be searching the entire market and they may not offer all of the current deals. This will be highlighted when the firm finds a deal they like and contacts the supplier directly to find that the deal may not be the same one offered. That’s because the energy market for firms is rather different to the domestic one and the supplier must offer a bespoke deal to help meet the firm’s needs. The same advice also applies those looking for a cheap business electricity supplier and many potential firms wanting to lower their bills may find the prospect of switching too complicated and time-consuming. Looking for a new commercial gas or electricity supplier For those firms who are looking for a new commercial gas or electricity supplier could save time and effort by simply utilising the expertise of experts in the field who will understand how the market works and have access to the latest deals and tariffs. In addition, these experts will also take care of the switchover process so there’s no interrupted supply to the firm. One of the best in this field is D-Energi and they have a team available to speak with who will explain how the market works and what steps need to be taken. More importantly, they will probably be able to offer a better deal within a few minutes that the firm is currently enjoying.   So, for any firm or organisation looking to source cheap business gas and electric bills then speak with the team at D-Energi today to find out more.
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