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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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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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1 Apr

2020 Business Energy Prices Per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
If you need to know what the best business energy prices per kWh are in 2020 to save money, then this article will help. There’s no doubt that when your current contract comes up for renewal, this is the ideal time to begin a search of the commercial electricity supply market in the bid to find cheaper prices. There are various ways of going about this, some are more efficient than others, and include: Speaking with a supplier to find out what they will charge you Widening your search to use a commercial electricity comparison website but they are unlikely to be searching the entire market. Or using the experts at D-Energi who can search the entire business energy supply sector to find the cheapest and best deal. Compare business electricity rates per kWh It will soon become obvious when you try to compare business electricity rates per kWh between suppliers that the prices will vary. That’s because suppliers are using criteria to put together their bespoke deal, including: Your geographic location How many staff you employ The sector you work in Whether you have plans to expand. You also need to consider when searching for new cheap business electricity rates that it’s not just about finding a cheap price. That’s because you need to understand two important elements and they are: The unit rate is the price you pay for the actual energy your firm consumes The standing charge is an amount that varies between providers and pays for the energy to be delivered. Not appreciating that this charge can be higher than you currently pay may means that any deal with a lower unit rate may end up costing more without you realising. Compare energy prices between suppliers in the UK Essentially, the most effective way to compare energy prices between suppliers in the UK is to use experts who understand how the market works and who can help explain any offered contract. This means speaking with the D-Energi team. In addition to sourcing a cheaper deal this year, they can also help find cheaper providers when your deal comes up for renewal and even source a provider offering incentives such as having an account manager to help you run the account smoothly. There’s also the opportunity of having an energy consultancy carried out to reduce your consumption levels of energy to not only save money but boost your environmental credentials too. There’s a lot to consider when you need to search for the best business energy prices per kWh in 2020 and the most effective way of doing this is to speak with the D-Energi team today.
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