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18 Jun

Save with Lower Business Energy Prices per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
For those firms or organisations wanting to reduce their running costs then saving with lower business energy prices per kWh (kilowatt hour) is a great way to start. You’ll need to switch to a tariff that has a lower unit rate and these units are measured per kilowatt hour (kWh) and this is the unit of electricity that your business uses and will be charged for. However, while finding a tariff with a lower unit cost may be easy, you need to be aware that you will be needing a tariff with a cheaper standing charge. The standing charge is the daily fee for covering the transporting of electricity to your premises and also maintaining the National Grid. Cheaper business electricity prices per kWh This last point is important because while you may get much cheaper business electricity rates per kWh, the standing charge may be more so you will not be making any savings. Essentially, what you are looking for is a deal that not only offers a lower unit cost but also a cheaper standing charge. For those who are looking to switch electricity providers and save money then it’s time to dig out your most recent electricity bills because the information a new provider will be needed will be on there. The price you currently pay per kilowatt hour will also be detailed and this is the starting point for negotiations. Another important aspect when researching electricity prices for business is that the prices may change on a daily basis so you may get a great quote on one day but spend too long contemplating whether it’s the right deal for meeting your needs and then find the price may have increased when you decide to switch. Visit a site that will compare energy prices You may opt to visit a site that will compare energy prices for you and while the site may give a fair indication of the market rate, it may not be searching the whole of the marketplace. This means you might be missing out on cheaper and better deals from another provider. You could also contact business electricity suppliers directly but this is a time-consuming process because you will need to give them the same information every time. When researching the market prices you will also need to appreciate where your business is located, the industry you are in and how much electricity you use every year. Also, the length of contract that you are looking for may also lead to cheaper prices being quoted.   Another great way to access lower business energy prices per kWh is to speak with those who understand how the market works and who have access to the latest deals and offers that will best meet your needs which means speaking with the team at D-Energi.
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15 Jun

What You Need to Know For A Business Energy Comparison

by Simon Thompson
 
If your firm is looking to undertake a business energy comparison exercise, for example, you may have had a hefty price increase from your current provider, then this article will help. The first step is to have various pieces of information available for a potential new provider including your meter number, your address and previous bills so you can see how much you are paying per unit of energy. This helps to make the energy comparison easier because you’ll need to understand whether you will be paying more or less per kilowatt hour (kWh) from a new provider and to also understand whether the standing charge will rise or fall. This last point is important because a new provider may offer much cheaper kilowatt hour prices but increase their standing charge so you may not be making any savings or, even worse, be paying more under a new energy contract. Undertake a business electricity comparison This exercise to undertake a business electricity comparison should be done every year because it’s an effective way of lowering overheads and boosting profitability. Though a government survey has highlighted that 40% of firms haven’t done this or switched their energy provider so they will, more than likely, be paying over the odds for their energy needs because their provider will have rolled them onto ‘deemed’ rates contract which tends to cost more. That’s unfortunate when in just a few minutes, should you be contacting the D-Energi team, they could find a cheaper electricity provider and have someone take care of the switchover process. Also, you could take the time to contact potential electricity providers directly or use an online comparison site to find a cheap deal but you will still need to negotiate with that provider because that deal must be a bespoke offering. Carry out business gas comparison exercise In addition to switching electricity providers, firms should also carry out a business gas comparison exercise whenever their current provider tells them what their next year’s contract rates are going to be. Again, there are substantial savings to be made when switching gas suppliers and if you use the D-Energi service you may also find cheaper prices but also a firm offering other incentives including an energy consultancy which will help you use less gas over the long-term so your savings will be much greater. This consultancy can also extend to using less electricity and water so there could be huge savings to be made on an annual basis. If you and your business would like more information about how to go about undertaking a business energy comparison and to use the expertise of the D-Energi team, then contact us today.
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13 Jun

How to Get the Best Business Energy Quote For You

by Simon Thompson
 
With a government survey revealing that around 40% of firms have never switched energy supplier, it’s important that you get the best business energy quote for you. You can do this by contacting the friendly D-Energi team who can search the entire marketplace to find a bespoke offer that will meet your needs and potentially save a substantial amount on your energy overheads. This process only takes a few minutes but you could contact potential business energy suppliers directly to find how much they may quote you. Or you could use an online comparison site to get a good idea of the market rate for your firm’s size and location and then use this information to negotiate a better deal with your current supplier or use it to find a new provider. Find a cheaper business electricity quote It’s also important that firms carry out this exercise every year to find a cheaper business electricity quote for their needs because this will help stimulate competition in the marketplace so all firms and organisations will get to enjoy lower prices as a result. As mentioned earlier, with 40% of firms never switching means they are probably paying more than they should be doing for their energy needs because their provider has probably automatically rolled them onto ‘deemed’ rates which tend to be pricier. This is unfortunate since switching to a cheaper business energy provider can be done in just a few minutes and the switchover process between suppliers is seamless and there’s no need to worry about losing your energy supply when this is undertaken. Indeed, the market may have been deregulated but it is still closely monitored by the energy watchdog Ofgem to bring peace of mind to those switching. Finding a better business gas quote This notion of finding a cheaper business electricity quote also extends to finding a better business gas quote for your firm’s needs. Whereas just about every firm will be needing electricity to carry out their everyday work, it’s still possible to find a cheaper business energy quote to help meet your gas needs. Again, there are lots of firms available who will help you reduce your gas overheads and switching to a new provider is trouble-free. As with electricity, you could use an online comparison site to find a cheaper provider but you will still need to speak with the gas firm directly to obtain a bespoke quote that meets your needs. You also need to be aware that the comparison site may not be searching the entire marketplace and there may be cheaper, better deals available.   If you want to know whether you can save on your gas and electricity overheads and need to find the best business energy quote for your needs, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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11 Jun

Do You Need to Switch Your Business Gas Supplier?

by Simon Thompson
 
In answer to the question, ‘Do you need to switch your business gas supplier?’ you may be a business owner who is happy with your current provider but you still need to consider switching. Why? Well, if you don’t check the market rates for delivering gas to your premises every year, how do know that you are getting a value for money offering from your current provider? You don’t. But you would if you undertook this exercise every year when your current supplier tells you what the prices for your next year’s contract will be which gives an opportunity to see what another business gas supplier could offer you. There are opportunities to make big savings when you undertake this exercise which will help make it a rewarding experience rather than being a time-consuming distraction that many firms will see it as. Switch business gas providers It’s also important when looking to switch business gas providers that you search the entire marketplace to find the best deal that will meet your needs. You could also contact business gas suppliers directly or use one of the many comparison websites that will search various suppliers to find one that offers the best price for your business. There are issues with using a comparison website and the first is that they may not be searching the entire marketplace and you’ll still need to speak with a business gas supplier directly because they must offer you a bespoke deal. Again, this can appear to be a time-consuming and distracting exercise for busy business owners and their staff. Source the cheapest business gas rates However, there is an easy way to source the cheapest business gas rates for your firm’s needs and that is to speak with the experts at D-Energi who have access to the entire marketplace and, in just a few minutes, can source a new provider for you and deal with the switchover process. This is a great opportunity for firms and organisations to find out whether switching would pay dividends in just a few minutes rather than undertaking the laborious task of sourcing potential suppliers and then dealing with the switchover process. Indeed, some firms may restrict their search to one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers but may find that their prices are fairly similar and there are no big savings to be made. This means that you should really be searching for other potential suppliers who not only have cheaper prices but may have other incentives to switch to them including the opportunity of undertaking an energy consultancy to help lower your gas usage to enjoy greater savings.   If you would like to know more about your need to switch business gas supplier and have experts deal with the process, then it’s time to speak with the team at D-Energi.
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