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19 Apr

Get A Cheap Business Energy Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
There are several reasons why a firm should get a cheap business energy quote on an annual basis and it’s not just about reducing overheads. Though that’s a great reason for doing so, it also means that your firm is working to ensure it is never paying more than is necessary for its energy needs and you will encourage competition which will benefit all businesses. If your business has not switched for more than a year then you could have been moved across to a more expensive rate automatically when you should really check what providers are offering every year. The savings to be enjoyed will depend on the size of your business, its geographic location and the number of employees. Enjoy a cheap business electricity quote When sourcing a new business energy quote it will become apparent that firms cannot access dual fuel deals like we can for our home but you can still enjoy a cheap business electricity quote for your needs. Indeed, when it comes to electricity procurement for your business, you will need to appreciate that the energy market in the UK has grown increasingly complex and you may need independent advice. This can be easily sourced from the friendly team at D-Energi who understand how the business electricity supply market works and can offer impartial advice and find a cheap supplier for meeting your needs. Another reason why growing numbers of the firms are looking to energy advisers such as D-Energi is that they have access to the entire marketplace, which a business owner will not have. While a business owner could use an online comparison site for this purpose, it is unlikely that the site is searching the entire market and will instead have a small number of suppliers to select from. Firms wanting a cheap business gas quote This issue also extends to firms wanting a cheap business gas quote for meeting their needs and while gas bills tend to be lower, the process of finding a new provider is the same as that for electricity. Also, the process for switching is straightforward and there’s no loss of supply when a firm begins this process. In addition, while we mentioned that firms cannot access dual fuel deals, you can have the same supplier deliver gas and electricity for meeting your business needs and they offer an incentive to do so. If you are looking for help in sourcing a cheap business energy quote from what is a very competitive UK energy market, then you need to speak with the D-Energi team who will be to help.     
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17 Apr

Access Cheap Business Gas Rates

by Simon Thompson
 
The easiest way for a business, whether it’s a small or large enterprise, to access cheap business gas rates is to compare the marketplace offering between providers. The commercial gas supply market is a competitive one in the UK and all firms should check whether there is a better deal on offer every year to ensure they are paying the lowest prices available. A business owner can undertake this exercise and they’ll need to compare the unit price, that’s the price per kilowatt hour (kWh) between providers and how much gas they plan to use over the coming year. It’s also important to appreciate how much the daily charge will be from a supplier, this is an amount that is levied to pay the National Grid for delivering gas to your premises. It varies between providers and can have a big impact on the annual cost your business may pay for gas. Cheap business gas rates So, what appears to be excellent and cheap business gas rates from a provider may end up being an expensive offering once the standing charge has been calculated. It’s important that you calculate what your potential annual cost is likely to be from a provider and it’s also important that you don’t just focus on using the ‘Big Six’ business gas suppliers to get a wide range of prices for a one-year fixed contract. If your business has never switched gas suppliers or hasn’t bothered for several years, then you may find that your gas rates may be substantially more because you’ve been moved across to a contract with ‘deemed’ rates automatically. That’s the price for inaction but you won’t be alone since a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching energy suppliers. Contact a business gas supplier directly And while you could contact a business gas supplier directly or use a comparison site for this purpose, comparing the offers on a like-for-like basis may be difficult. One reason for this is that supplying gas to your business is not like finding a gas supplier for our homes and the provider will need to offer a bespoke deal for meeting your needs. In addition, you also run the risk that you may not get the best deal for meeting your needs because the comparison site may be searching a small number of suppliers when there could be better and cheaper providers available. If you would like to know more about how you can access cheap business gas rates and get help with the switchover process, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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15 Apr

Enjoy Low Half Hourly Electricity Prices

by Simon Thompson
 
As a busy business owner, wouldn’t it be great to enjoy low half hourly electricity prices to reduce overheads? For larger firms and enterprises, then this process may be a tad more involved than for smaller firms because your business may be a large energy user and have half hourly meters installed. They are sometimes referred to as ‘HH’ meters. These half hourly meters help deliver accurate electricity bills because your usage data is sent to the supplier every 30 minutes, hence the name. But these meters are not just helpful for delivering accurate bills because you can use the data to find a cheaper deal from another supplier. Search for half hourly electricity suppliers In the search for half hourly electricity suppliers, having the usage data means you can tailor your electricity contract to meet your firm’s exact needs and help with budgeting. This means you can sign up to a fixed rate with some certainty as to what your future bills will be though you could still sign up to a variable rate deal with the price of electricity falling or rising during the year which may suit your needs better. If your business has been growing, then unless you’ve been informed by a supplier that you need a half hourly meter, you need to check whether your peak electricity demand has been at least 100 KVA (Kilo Volt Amperes) in a year. If you are unsure, then check a recent bill and the supply number should begin with ’00’ to indicate that there is a half hourly meter installed on your premises. Cheaper half hourly electricity prices However, it is still worthwhile searching the marketplace for cheaper half hourly electricity prices from a range of suppliers to help reduce overheads. If you’ve never bothered switching before then it’s likely that you are paying more than is necessary because your provider may have rolled you automatically onto a contract with ‘deemed’ rates. The easiest way of searching the entire half hourly electricity supply market is to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who can find a new supplier and take care of the switchover process to bring peace of mind service to a busy business owner. If you would like to know more about how you and your business can enjoy low half hourly electricity prices, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi to see what they can do for you today.
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12 Apr

Tips for Reading Your Business Electricity Meter

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s essential to receive accurate bills that your energy supplier receives accurate data and here we offer tips for reading your business electricity meter. However, larger firms may have a half hourly meter installed so the data is sent directly to the provider every 30 minutes, so there won’t be someone to read the meter on the supplier’s behalf. There will still be a need to monitor electricity usage as part of good business practice to ensure your bills are accurate. For smaller firms, taking meter readings will ensure that you are aware of your energy use and if you’re in a remote area, you may have to submit your own firm’s meter readings anyway. Potential new business electricity supplier Another reason for compiling meter readings is that the information is useful for a potential new business electricity supplier, so they understand how much electricity you are using and when you are using it. For those firms with a digital electricity meter, then you should read the numbers from left to right and ignore the last red digit. For firms with more than one meter, for example, they may have day and night rates and have separate meters for this, then you’ll need to keep these meter readings separate. For businesses that have a meter with electricity dials, then again you read from left to right and ignore the last red dial. Business electricity rates Since business electricity rates are a large part of overheads and nearly every firm or organisation will use electricity for their day-to-day needs, it’s important that you don’t pay more than is necessary. This means that when your current provider tells you what your next year’s contract rates will be, then you really should research the market to see if there are cheaper providers available. By doing so, you will ensure that you do not pay more than you need to for electricity and it’s also possible to find a supplier offering an energy consultancy to help you reduce the levels of electricity you use and enjoy greater savings as a result. This consultancy will be a great boost for a firm’s ‘green’ credentials. For more information about reading your business electricity meter and the potential of an energy consultancy, then it is time to speak with the experts at D-Energi who can help find a cheaper supplier to help you reduce costs.
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