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19 Mar

Will A Business Energy Comparison Work for You?

by Simon Thompson
 
It may only take a few minutes but a business energy comparison may save you a substantial amount of money on overheads. According to a government survey, around 40% of firms have never switched energy supplier so they are probably paying more than they need to for their energy use. That’s a shame when the business gas and electricity supply market is a competitive one and there are excellent deals on offer to tempt firms to switch providers. And since nearly every firm and organisation needs electricity to keep their lights on means they are missing out on substantial savings which could boost profitability. Business electricity comparison between providers So, how easy is it to make a business electricity comparison between providers? The answer is, very easily with various tools at your disposal. The easiest way to find the cheapest and best deal for your firm’s needs is to speak with the friendly D-Energi team to see what offers they can access. Alternatively, you could contact electricity providers directly to negotiate a deal with them but this can be a time-consuming exercise since the provider will need to offer a bespoke deal. You could also use an online comparison site to find a cheaper deal but you will need to appreciate that you will need to speak with the supplier directly and may not end up with a deal similar to the initial quote – plus the site itself may not be searching the entire marketplace to find the best deals. Undertake a business gas comparison exercise There may also be a need to undertake a business gas comparison exercise between potential suppliers as well and the market works in a similar way to finding a new electricity provider. There’s no doubt that the market for supplying energy to the UK’s business is a competitive one and there are great deals on offer with some suppliers offering the potential of signing up for up to five years. This may be a sound move for those firms wanting to predict their cash flow more effectively and pay the same rate for their energy needs. However, the obvious downside to this is if energy prices fall over the coming years though many industry experts say that prices are likely to increase. Your firm could protect itself from the issue of rising energy overheads by signing up to a longer-term deal. There are various options available to those firms and organisations looking to reduce overheads and find a new supplier, potentially one that offers other services such as a consultancy to help them use less energy and reduce their bills even further.   If you would like to know whether a business energy comparison will work for you then contact the experts at D-Energi who will be able to answer any questions and find a cheaper deal from a new provider in just a few minutes.
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16 Mar

Finding a Business Energy Quote that Works for You

by Simon Thompson
 
Every year when it’s time to renew your utility provision it’s important that you find a business energy quote that works for you. Essentially, we mean that you should be looking for cheaper contract rates and better levels of customer service and even other services as well. If you do not switch your business energy supplier then you are probably paying more than you need to for your energy supplies when a simple exercise every year will reveal the potential savings that can be made by switching to a new supplier. However, if you’ve never switched energy suppliers previously then you are not alone since a government survey has revealed that 40% of firms and organisations have never bothered switching either. Find a business electricity quote It’s also important to understand that you will need to find a business electricity quote separately to your gas needs because suppliers cannot supply a ‘dual fuel’ deal like we can get for our homes. Instead, the supplier must offer a bespoke deal for each of the utilities they provide. This may mean contacting business gas and electricity suppliers separately, giving them your firm’s details and then getting a quote. You will then need to compare each of these quotes between suppliers to find the best one that meets your needs. It’s also possible to use an online comparison site where you will again need to input various pieces of information to get a quote delivered to you and you can use this information to then negotiate better rates from your current supplier. You can also use the opportunity to switch suppliers using the online comparison site but you need to be aware that the site is probably not searching the entire marketplace for business gas and electricity suppliers. Obviously, this may mean you missing out on other offers that are better suited to your firm and are cheaper. Finding a business gas quote This issue also extends to your firm finding a business gas quote that will meet your needs and you may be tempted to go with a supplier offering other services such as a consultancy. An energy consultancy will help your firm or organisation reduce the amount of gas and electricity you are using so you will not only be switching to a cheaper tariff but using less energy so your savings will be greater. There’s a lot to recommend an energy consultancy for all firms, regardless of size. There is another way if you are looking for a business gas quote or electricity supplier for your business and that’s to speak with experts who understand how the market works and who have access to the latest deals and offers and can deliver a bespoke quote that will probably be much cheaper than your current supplier’s offering and will meet your current and future needs.   To achieve this, you will need to speak with the experts at D-Energi who will be able to find you a business energy quote that works for you.
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14 Mar

Will Changing Your Business Gas Supplier Save You Money?

by Simon Thompson
 
In answer to the question, ‘Will changing your business gas supplier save you money?’ Then the answer is probably ‘Yes’. And, if you’ve never switched supplier previously, then the process is much easier than you will believe. Sadly, according to one government survey around 40% of firms and organisations in the UK have never switched their utility supplier which means they are probably paying more than they need to for their business gas and electricity supply. This is a shame since there are big savings to be made. But how do you go about finding a new business gas supplier who will save you money? Find business gas rates and tariffs The easiest way is to contact the friendly team at D-Energi who will be able to find business gas rates and tariffs that will probably beat your current supplier’s offering. This process will take just a few minutes and you’ll just need to hand over a few details. Alternatively, you could contact business gas suppliers directly to find out what they will offer you for your custom. This is a time-consuming and potentially confusing process to undertake. There is another potentially easy way and that is to visit various online comparison websites to find a new business gas supplier. While there are lots of deals and tariffs for the sites to deliver, there are some important issues that you will need to bear in mind. The first potential issue is that the site may not be searching the entire marketplace so there may be better and cheaper deals and offers that you will miss out on. Also, the offer from the site may not be the one you can sign up to and you will need to contact the potential supplier directly and give them your details so they can offer a bespoke deal. Switching your business gas supplier There’s a lot to recommend switching your business gas supplier and if you have visited an online comparison site then you’ll have a good idea what the market rate for your firm’s business is and you can use this information to negotiate a new deal with your current supplier, if that’s what you would like to do. However, when your current gas supplier gets in touch to tell you what your new contract rates are going to be is probably the most opportune time to search the marketplace to find a better deal and a better supplier. Other supplies may have better levels of customer service, offer discounts for paying by direct debit and some may even offer an energy consultancy. This consultancy will help you in your business reduce the amount of business gas you use so your potential savings could be very much larger.   For more information about whether changing your business gas supplier will save you money, then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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12 Mar

How to Find Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
If your business has half hourly meters installed then this article will help you find cheaper half hourly electricity suppliers. By doing so you should be able to reduce your firm’s electricity bill. For those firms who may not be aware, if your business is a high consumer of electricity then your usage levels are probably being monitored by a special half hourly meter. This means that your electricity usage is being sent to your supplier every 30 minutes without you needing to submit meter readings. Enjoy half hour electricity prices One of the benefits of these meters is to enjoy half hour electricity prices that should be cheaper because your supplier has a clear indication of how much electricity you are using and when you are using it. Essentially, having your usage submitted every half-hour means your bills will be more accurate and there’s less chance of being charged incorrectly. The data that is submitted can also be analysed by you and your firm to see where potential savings can be made, for example, switching usage to a cheaper off-peak tariff. While there is software available to do this, it may pay to contact experts such as D-Energi who can analyse the figures to see whether you are paying too much for your electricity needs and where potential savings can be made. Some firms will need to be on half hourly electricity meters However, some firms will need to be on half hourly electricity meters because they have a high peak demand while those who use less could choose to have an HH meter installed because of the benefits of monitoring their energy usage. If you move premises and you are high electricity user, then you need to ensure that there is a half hourly meter installed by checking the top corner of it to see if there is a ‘00’ listed on the front of the meter plate. If you are a high-level user and you don’t have a relevant meter installed then you need to arrange to have one. So, what are the benefits of having a half hour electricity meter installed? Along with having more accurate billing data, higher electricity users will be able to access cheaper electricity prices from potential suppliers. There are other issues on how much a supplier will charge your business for electricity including where it is located and the type of tariff you need.   For more information about how to find half hourly electricity suppliers then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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