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15 Jun

Comparing Cheap Business Energy Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
Energy is really important for any business – it allows you to keep your customers and employees warm, to run your machinery, and even light up the building. Electricity and gas are essential for your business then, but they can also be one of your biggest expenses. And it is really easy to fall into the trap of paying too much for them. So, how can you find and compare cheap business energy rates? How to read your business energy bill Well, the first thing you need to be clear on, is what exactly you are already paying for. Each supplier will structure its bill differently, but the main things they cover are: Date of the bill, bill number, account number, and VAT number. These are all references that the energy company will use to identify the bill you are talking about if you make an enquiry. MPAN/MPRN number. This is the code your supplier will use to identify your property and your meter. Contract details. This is really important information you need to look at when you are deciding whether you are on the best energy tariff or not. Billing period. This is the length of time that you are being billed for energy. Type of charges. These will be based on either estimated or actual readings. Actual readings are always better than estimated readings. Your bill may also contain other things such as VAT charge, outstanding balance, and breakdown of charges too. What is the average business bill? It is difficult to answer this question as cheap business electricity and gas suppliers take into account many different factors such as business type, size of the business, and location when they provide a quote. This means that no two business electricity or gas bills will be the same. What costs are included in a business energy bill? The two main costs that make the biggest difference to your business energy bill are: The unit rate – the amount you pay per kWh or energy used Daily standing charge – charge that covers maintenance of the national grid, and the transportation costs associated with energy How to find the cheapest business energy rates In order to ensure you are getting the cheapest business energy rates, you need to compare the deals on offer from a wide variety of suppliers. You can do this in two ways: Do it yourself. You can spend time contacting a wide range of suppliers and try and negotiate the best deal with each of them – as each contract will have to specifically tailored for your business. To get a true picture of which is the cheapest option, you will need to speak to at least 10 different business energy suppliers – which can be very time consuming (and a little frustrating). Ask the experts at D-ENERGi to help. We have over 19 years of experience in finding the best deals for our commercial customers – and we will also handle the switch for you.   Take the first step to cheap business gas and electricity today by calling D-ENERGi on 0800 781 7626.
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1 Jun

When is the Best Time to Switch Business Energy Suppliers?

by Simon Thompson
 
Choosing the best to switch business energy suppliers is not an easy task. You may not even think about it, in fact, until you alerted to the fact that you could be paying less, or that you have been paying too much for too long. However, there are some clues that it might be the best time to switch, including: If you haven’t switched your business electricity or business gas suppliers at the end of your fixed contract deal. Cheaper deals often expire after a certain amount of time, and you will then be charged on default or standard tariff (which tend to be more expensive) If you suspect that prices might be about to rise. If you keep a close eye on the news you will often hear rumours of predicted energy price rises. And, if one business energy supplier announces they are going to raise prices, you can be sure the others will too. When you are coming to the end of your current deal. The process of comparing business energy suppliers will take just a few minutes of your time – as the D-ENERGi team will take care of everything for you When you realise that changing your tariff before the end of your current deal could save you a few weeks of paying the increased tariff. Your switching window tends to open around 49 days before the end of your contract, and Energy regulator OFGEM states that if you switch from a fixed-term contract to another supplier within that 49-day window, you are not applicable for exit fees. Your energy supplier, variety of crane bodies, should always write to you between 49 and 42 days before your tariff ends, anyway, so this is a good indication to you to start looking around for a better deal If you decide to move to business premises. Moving from one location to another is the perfect time to reassess your energy needs, with different sizes of buildings and different heating systems all having an effect on your usage. Switching to a different business energy tariff could save you money. When you are unhappy with the current level of service from your current supplier. There are lots of other suppliers out there who will guarantee to offer you better customer service if you switch to them   If you want to find out if you can save money by switching your business gas or business electricity suppliers then why not start now? Get in touch with the D-ENERGi team to help you to find the right deal and make the switch today.
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18 May

D-ENERGi team donates £1,000 to it’s local Manchester Central Foodbank

by Jordan Garnett
 
A local energy supplier, D-ENERGi has donated £1,000 to Manchester Central foodbank. Since the start of the pandemic, the foodbank has seen in an increase by 227% compared to April 2019. Away from the stockpiling hordes, food bank workers are toiling tirelessly to make sure that no one goes hungry during the virus outbreak. Lauren Tunnicliffe project manager for the foodbank stated “Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, we have been able to stay open during this crisis. But this isn’t the end of the story; once the immediate health risk has passed, we will be heading towards an economic crisis with an increase in unemployment and lowered incomes. A decade of austerity has weakened the safety net that is meant to protect us all in this kind of emergency. Donations like this one from D-ENERGi will help us to continue to provide for people affected by the long term impacts this pandemic will have, but the government needs to do more. Across the Trussell Trust network we are calling on the government to ensure that everyone can afford to access the basics.” Director Zico Ahmed said “D-ENERGi is delighted to help and would like to thank everyone at Manchester Central Foodbank for their essential community service. We will be looking to make Manchester Central foodbank one of our key charities to support over the next few months. In these challenging and difficult times, we would also encourage other businesses throughout the country to support their local food banks if they possibly can. Currently, the food bank is in need of: • Long life cartons: milk – whole or semi-skimmed, fruit juice. • Tinned: spaghetti, custard, rice pudding, fruit, vegetables, baked beans, pulses, meat, fish, tomatoes, soup. • Jars: spread (jam, peanut butter, marmite etc.) and pasta sauce. • Packets: soup, noodles, dried pasta, pulses and rice (500g or smaller), biscuits. • Breakfast cereal or porridge oats (500g packets or smaller). • Teabags. People who wish to donate food to Manchester Central Foodbank can do so by contacting the food bank helpline (07928 412339) between 9am-12pm. If you wish to make a cash donation please visit their website at https://manchestercentral.foodbank.org.uk/
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3 Apr

Our Review of Business Electricity Prices Per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
If you need to review business electricity prices per kWh to help your firm or organisation save money, then there’s expert help at hand. And while you could spend time researching how the business and commercial electricity prices are put together by suppliers, there’s an easy way of working out whether there are savings to be enjoyed. This is particularly the case if you’ve just received your renewal notice and your supplier is proposing a big price increase. This is the perfect time to search potential providers because failing to act will see you either being moved to the dearer prices or to ‘deemed’ rates which could be even higher. Compare business electricity prices per kWh It’s important that you compare business electricity prices per kWh because this is how much you pay for the actual energy your firm consumes. And while wholesale prices have remained fairly stable recently, this is still an opportunity to lower costs. However, while you should always be looking at paying a lower unit price for the amount of energy your firm consumes, you also need to take into account the standing charge. Indeed, the standing charge pays for the energy to be delivered and this is not a fixed fee and will vary between providers so you could end up paying more than you currently do without realising. That’s why when you are negotiating a new deal, you should always look at what the annual cost of your commercial electricity contract is going to be and whether it’s going to save you money. Lower your business gas prices per kWh You may also be looking to lower your business gas prices per kWh to boost your savings. Again, the D-Energi team can help you achieve this and while providers cannot offer dual-fuel deals, as they can for our homes, you can have gas and electricity delivered by the same provider. This may make the paperwork easier but it’s always worth searching what other providers are offering and then negotiating for a bespoke deal. There may be terms within a contract that you may not understand and you may prefer to have experts take care of negotiations and deal with the paperwork for the switchover process. Whichever route you decide to take when it comes to reviewing your firm’s business electricity prices per kWh, you should contact the friendly team at D-Energi who can – in just a few minutes – source a potentially cheaper deal.
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