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9 May

How to Enjoy the Cheapest Business Electricity Rates UK

by Simon Thompson
 
One of the most effective ways for a firm to lower their overheads is to switch energy suppliers but how do you know whether you are enjoying the cheapest business electricity rates UK? The fact is that unless you research the market thoroughly, you probably don’t know whether you are on the best price tariff for your firm’s needs. While there are online comparison sites for firms to check what energy providers have an offer, the site may not be searching the entire marketplace and from the deal that you like, you will still need to speak with the recommended supplier. This is so the supplier can offer a bespoke quote that is designed to meet your firm’s needs but this also means it is more difficult to compare offers between suppliers. Finding the cheapest business electricity supplier So, finding the cheapest business electricity supplier can be more time-consuming than many business owners will believe but there is help at hand. In addition to contacting suppliers directly and using an online energy comparison site, you could speak with the business electricity experts at D-Energi who have access to the entire marketplace. Once a new supplier has been sourced, the switchover process itself is seamless and there’s no loss of energy to your premises when this is undertaken. This will bring peace of mind to many firms who may believe that switching is too troublesome for them to begin. This could not be further from the truth and a government survey has highlighted that 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching their energy supplier so they are, probably, paying more than they need to for their energy needs. There’s also the risk that these firms prefer to stick with one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers when smaller suppliers have better deals and offers and other services to offer as well. Finding the cheapest business electricity prices Essentially, finding the cheapest business electricity prices will take some effort and you’ll need to provide various pieces of information to a potential supplier so they can tailor their offering to meet your needs. Obviously, speaking to several suppliers and offering the same information can also appear to be a waste of time if they come back with similar offers. However, the process to find a cheaper business electricity tariff will be time well spent because of the potential savings to be made and some suppliers will also offer a consultancy to help you and your business save even more money over the long term. They will do this by looking at how you use energy currently and then recommending ways to use less; this may entail investing in new equipment that is more energy-efficient or introducing ways to switch off lights automatically, for example. Whatever your needs might be when it comes to finding the cheapest business electricity rates UK, it will be time well spent speaking with the helpful team at D-Energi who can search the entire marketplace and even source a supplier offering a consultancy service as well to boost the cost savings to be made.
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7 May

How to Reduce Your Business Electricity Prices Per Kwh

by Simon Thompson
 
Perhaps the easiest way to reduce your business electricity prices per kWh is to switch to a supplier with a lower tariff with a cheaper unit rate. Essentially, the savings come because you’ll be paying less for the energy your firm uses which results in much lower bills. But it’s not always that straightforward because you will need to appreciate that your bill consists of two costs that you need to understand. As mentioned, the unit cost is the price your firm is paying for every unit of electricity used. This is measured in kilowatt hours – expressed as kWh. There’s also a standing charge which is an amount charged every day for transporting electricity to your premises and also to help maintain the National Grid. Compare business electricity prices per kWh This means that when you compare business electricity prices per kWh that what appears to be a good deal because a new supplier offers a lower unit rate, may not actually be that good. That’s because their standing charge may be higher to make up the difference in their low offer; what you need is a new supplier offering a lower standing charge and a cheaper price per unit of electricity used. You could contact different suppliers independently to find out what they might offer for your firm’s needs but comparing quotes from different suppliers can be confusing as well as time-consuming. Also, before you begin the process to switch energy supplier you will need to have some information to hand including how much electricity and gas you use, your location and an idea of what the market price will be for switching. Research business gas prices per kWh The other potential issue when it comes to lowering your overheads for energy is that you will need to research business gas prices per kWh separately. That’s because you cannot source a dual fuel deal from the same supplier although you can use the same supplier for each, they will need to offer a bespoke quote for your gas and electricity supply. The big attraction for having a bespoke quote for your energy needs is that brings reassurance that the tariff you will be moved to should be the most suitable for your firm’s needs. The downside to this process is that it’s more difficult to calculate whether you’re on the best tariff for your needs or not. This is where help from experts who understand how the market works may prove invaluable.   If you want to know more about business electricity prices per kWh and your firm is ready to make the switch to a new supplier, then contact the D-Energi switching team for more information.
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4 May

Understanding Your Business Electricity Rates per kWh

by Simon Thompson
 
There are several reasons why you should understand your business electricity rates per kWh and the main one is to access cheaper prices from another provider. Firstly, for those firms and organisations that may not be aware, energy suppliers will measure how much energy they supply to your premises as a unit of unit of energy, known as kilowatt hour – or kWh. For example, for boiling a kettle of water for cups of tea, for every 10 boils of that kettle, you will use 1 kWh of energy. But the kilowatt hour rate is only part of the bill from your business electricity supplier and though it’s an important element, it’s not the only thing you should be focusing on. Business energy prices per kWh That’s because you’re business energy prices per kWh consist of two elements: The kilowatt-hour charge As mentioned earlier, this is the unit of measurement for how much electricity you use The standing charge This is a daily cost for the maintaining of the National Grid and delivering electricity to your premises. To understand your electricity bill, you will need to look at both the standing charge and kilowatt hour charges so you can then analyse what your costs are. When it comes to switching suppliers, the new provider will look at a range of issues including the size and type of the business and industry you are in and what other fuels you are using. Also, the location of your business is also important and the length of contract being offered will have an impact on prices as well. Compare energy prices All of these issues are important when you want to compare energy prices since the standing charge and kWh price may vary hugely between providers. However, while a potential supplier may offer a lower kilowatt-hour price, their standard charge maybe more so the overall costs may not be that different. You will need to pay attention to these elements to ensure you actually move to a cheaper contract. Another issue to consider is that you will be needing separate quotes from electricity and gas providers since it’s not possible to get a dual fuel deal.   An easy way to understand your business electricity rates per kWh is to speak with the D-Energi team and have them explain the differences and then ask them to source a cheaper energy provider – which they can do for you in just a few minutes.
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2 May

Will A Business Energy Comparison Save You Money?

by Simon Thompson
 
For the vast majority of firms and organisations in the UK, a business energy comparison exercise will highlight that you can save money on overheads – and for most this can be a substantial amount. However, while the process for doing so is easy and straightforward, you should be wary about comparison websites for this purpose. That’s because the comparison website may not search the whole of the business energy supply marketplace and there could be better suppliers and deals for your needs that will go unnoticed. Also, you could carry out the same exercise to compare business energy prices between providers by contacting them directly to find the best deal for you. Carry out a business electricity comparison exercise Alternatively, you could contact the team ay D-Energi to carry out a business electricity comparison exercise and, in just a few minutes, they will be able to return prices that are probably cheaper than those you currently pay. In addition, they might find a supplier offering other services as well such as an energy consultancy to help you use less electricity and gas to help lower your bills even further. The consultancy will look at how and when you are using energy and make recommendations to use less which not only helps our environment but over the long-term will help your firm save substantial amounts. The advice will be varied and include helpful tips such as switching computers off at night but also switching to new, more energy-efficient equipment to lower your energy bills. Conducting a business gas comparison The exercise for conducting a business gas comparison should be done every year, as it should for electricity providers as well, when your current provider contacts you with details of your next year’s contract. This effectively opens a window of opportunity and you should act promptly to scour the marketplace to find a better deal and offering. Again, you could use an online comparison website though unlike sourcing suppliers for our homes it is not possible to access a dual fuel deal and you may find that sourcing separate suppliers of your gas and electricity will best meet your needs.   If you want to know whether a business energy comparison will save your firm money, then contact the experts at D-Energi and put them to the test.
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