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25 Sep

One Phone Call Will Deliver Your Cheap Business Energy Needs

by Simon Thompson
 
It may sound as though it’s too good to be true but it is possible to deliver cheap business energy deals with just one phone call. It certainly is if you take time out to speak with the D-Energi team. Otherwise, you will need to search the Internet to find what deals and offers are available and then negotiate with a potential supplier to deliver real cost savings on your current overheads. Indeed, before you even begin the process of comparing business utility prices, it is always worth spending the time preparing beforehand to ensure you get the best possible deal. A cheap business electricity deal For instance, if you are looking for a cheap business electricity deal then you need to know how much energy you use over a year and how much it costs; this will offer a better way to compare a new supplier’s prices. Also, while undertaking the research it’s worth bearing in mind that there’s no good time to negotiate a new deal and, indeed, you will not be able to break a contract before it comes to an end. Another reason for not hanging on for a few months waiting for prices to fall is that energy prices can fluctuate on a daily basis so there’s no better time for switching for business. Cheap business gas deals The advice is also suitable for those wanting cheap business gas deals as well and if you have new smart meters fitted, also known as half hourly or HH meters, then you can use that information. Indeed, having the details from a smart meter will show a potential supplier not only how much energy you use you but when it is used so they may offer an incentive for switching to off-peak periods. Also, to give a fair indication of the current market rates for your business needs, it might be worth spending time using a business energy comparison website to see what suppliers may be offering. There is a caveat for using these sites, however, and that’s the fact they may not be searching the entire market or suppliers so some of the best deals may not be shown. Also, even with a great offering from the comparison website, you will still need to contact the supplier and give them your details for a bespoke quote to be created.   As mentioned previously, it is possible to spend a few minutes on the telephone speaking with experts who understand how the market works in order to deliver your cheap business energy needs which means speaking with the D-Energi team.
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22 Sep

The Easy Guide to Switch Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
The process to switch energy suppliers for a business is easier than it has ever been and can be done with just one phone call. However, it always pays for you to learn more about how the business energy supply market works and what the current rates are for your firm. These prices will vary depending on the firm’s size and energy needs and also for the regional location. Obviously, bigger users of energy will gain more by switching suppliers since they will save substantial amounts of money – this could be thousands of pounds every year. Undertaking an energy switch between suppliers However, undertaking an energy switch between suppliers is not just about saving money, though this is a big incentive, it’s also about enjoying other services as well. For instance, the business energy supply market is a competitive one and there are new entrants offering better levels of customer service and the potential for an energy audit. This audit could lead to you and your business making considerable long-term savings by using less energy and it also means you will be doing your bit for the environment. However, you may also find that when you begin your search for a new business energy supplier that the sheer range of tariffs and offers available means you may need some expert input to help you understand how the market works. Speak with the experts at D-Energi The best way of doing this is to speak with the experts at D-Energi who understand how to find the best energy deals for your business. You could also use energy comparison websites and while they give a good indication of the prevailing market rates, you should be aware that they may not be searching the entire market to find the best deals. On top of this, you may be surprised to learn that you will still need to speak with a supplier directly to give them your details so they can tailor their quote to meet your needs. This last point means it is rather difficult to compare business energy quotes on a like-for-like basis. Search for a new energy provider As mentioned previously, the search for a new energy provider should not be focused solely on prices but on their whole offering; also, your firm’s location and how you want to pay your bills will also affect the prices being charged.   If you would like to know more about how to switch energy suppliers and save substantial amounts of money at the same time, then speak with the friendly team at D-Energi.
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20 Sep

Understanding What Business Energy Suppliers Offer

by Simon Thompson
 
Perhaps the biggest issue for you and your business when it comes to comparing business energy suppliers is to appreciate the sheer range of offers available. While there’s no doubt that you will be able to save substantial amounts of money on your overheads, the offerings from various suppliers can be confusing. Added to this, an energy quote will be a bespoke offering that is tailored to meet your needs which makes comparing a like-for-like quote from another supplier more difficult – certainly more so than sourcing an energy quote for our homes, for instance. There are a variety of factors that need to be considered including the location of your business, your daily energy needs and whether you can switch activities to off-peak periods. Offerings from business electricity suppliers If we look at the offerings from business electricity suppliers, then finding the right plan can be a confusing and time-consuming process. All firms should endeavour to get several electricity quotes including those from online comparison websites. It also needs to be appreciated that you will be unable to switch suppliers while your current contract is running. However, you may have been switched to a ‘deemed’ contract where the charges are more expensive as a consequence. Market for business gas suppliers Indeed, the market for business gas suppliers is a competitive one and the prices change frequently as well; that’s because the gas market is volatile and commercial prices react in real time. The other issue for gas suppliers are government levies, regulator fees, currency fluctuations as well as the supply and demand for gas. Despite this, most firms will opt for fixed-rate gas tariffs so they will know how much their gas bill is likely to be over the course of their contract. It helps too that these fixed tariffs for gas are available for between one and three years to help with cash flow planning. The bottom line for those looking for a new business electricity and gas supply is that it pays to shop around and to gain an understanding of how prices are put together and who to approach for the best deals. While there are big savings to be enjoyed, many firms will opt to use one of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers simply because they have heard of them and this is despite other suppliers coming into the market with better offerings, better levels of customer service and more extras such as offering energy advice to reduce usage.   For more help and advice about what business energy suppliers offer and to find a cheaper gas and electricity deal, speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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18 Sep

All You Need to Know about Commercial Electricity Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
All businesses should be looking to reduce their energy costs and commercial electricity rates vary so much between suppliers that making real savings is achievable. Indeed, nearly every company and organisation needs electricity for their everyday needs but it is possible to source a new cheaper electricity supplier easily. However, it’s important to appreciate that your electric bill consists of two charges; there’s the cost per unit (kWh) and there’s a standing charge. Both of these items need to be appreciated because a potential new supplier may have a low cost per unit but have a higher standing charge so you effectively don’t make any savings. Looking for a commercial electricity quote This is why, if you are looking for a commercial electricity quote, you will need to run a comparison of the potential business energy costs between suppliers. The one downside to running a comparison is that you are likely to opt for a deal with a cheap unit rate and standing charge – but that’s not always the way to assess potential business energy costs. You may find that the extras that a potential supplier may offer will be a more attractive package but may not necessarily be the cheapest one. For instance, it may be easier to manage your account online and they may offer a personal account manager who may help with energy advice for your everyday business activities. Comparing electric prices When it comes to comparing electric prices, a new supplier will deliver a business energy quote that has two prices: one is for the unit rate and the other is the standing charge. It should also be appreciated that suppliers will offer a bespoke quote so it’s difficult to compare them on a like-for-like basis plus no two businesses are going to the same. That’s why it is important to find out what the market average is and while energy prices fluctuate, the online comparison websites do give a fair indication of what suppliers are charging. This is also the point to highlight that by switching energy suppliers you will probably save a substantial amount of money and even a micro business will enjoy big savings, potentially hundreds of pounds every year. Essentially, a lot depends on the size of business, how many employees it has and what their daily activities consist of but a potential supplier will take all of these needs into account.   If you would like to know more about how commercial electricity rates are calculated and how your business can benefit by switching energy suppliers, then speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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