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20 Mar

Tips When Switching Business Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
There are a number of issues that firms and organisations wanting to switch business electricity suppliers need to appreciate and this article will explain them. Essentially, when your supplier tells you of the tariff for your next year’s electricity or gas use, then it’s time to look at switching providers to find a cheaper, better deal. While the process for switching energy providers is straightforward when we do it for our homes, the business energy market is a lot more complicated. Also, the business tariff that your firm signs up for will be fixed for a period of time, usually 12 months, though there are contracts for longer which may offer cheaper rates. Search for business gas suppliers The search for business gas suppliers is similar to that when searching for a new electricity provider for your business and the rules for micro-businesses are different for larger firms as the process of switching is easier. For those firms who don’t bother switching, then your energy supplier may roll you over to a more expensive contract depending on the size of your business and you may be tied into these rates until the contract expires. That’s not the case for a micro-business who are free to switch after they’ve been rolled over to find a cheaper rate. However, there are issues that all firms and organisations need to watch for when switching business gas or electricity suppliers. Along with the contract length, you need to be wary about a supplier offering a low unit rate, usually expressed as price per kilowatt hour (kWh) because they may have a higher standing charge. The price per unit is the amount of energy your firm actually uses and will be billed for whereas the standing charge is a fixed amount that helps to pay for the National Grid and this isn’t a set fee between suppliers. You should also read any energy contract offered by a potential new supplier and look closely at the small print and whether there may be any hidden fees involved. New business energy suppliers Finding new business energy suppliers can become complicated because the market is so competitive and prices fluctuate on a daily basis, so if you contact suppliers directly and then spend a few days thinking over an offer, you may find that the prices have changed in that time. There are comparison sites for business energy suppliers and you need to be wary about how many suppliers the site is searching and you’ll still need to contact the recommended supplier directly with your firm’s details. If you would like more help and information about switching business electricity suppliers, and also gas providers, then you need to speak with the experts at the D-Energi.
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18 Mar

Should You Switch Business Gas Suppliers UK?

by Simon Thompson
 
In answer to the question, “Should you switch business gas suppliers UK?”, then the answer is ‘Yes’. However, you need to carry out the comparison exercise every year between business gas suppliers to see whether it’s worth switching in the first place, but there are three reasons to bear in mind: Your firm will save money Like switching suppliers at home, switching your business gas supplier could save hundreds of pounds for a small business every year. Better customer service If you’ve been disappointed with customer service, switching to a better provider may offer a better experience. Your business ethos You could switch to a green business energy provider and this may be more in line with your firm’s values. Comparing business gas prices between providers When it comes to comparing business gas prices between providers, there are a number of ways of finding these prices. Some will take more effort than others, for example, you could contact suppliers directly and ask for a quote, but this can be time-consuming and comparing offers on a like-for-like basis can be complicated. You could use a comparison site for business gas suppliers, but the site may not search all of the market and there could be better and cheaper providers available that will not be flagged up. Alternatively, you could contact the experts at D-Energi who do search the market to find the best bespoke offer that will meet your firm’s needs. Firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices This expertise of sourcing a cheaper business gas supplier also extends to those firms wanting cheaper business electricity prices too. The process is the same; a friendly team member will take a few details, search the business gas and electricity suppliers for a deal that matches your needs and which should deliver substantial savings on your current bill. In addition, D-Energi can also take care of the switchover process so there are no headaches or distractions for any firm wanting to switch business gas and electricity suppliers to enjoy cheaper deals that will boost profitability. If you would like to know more about switching business gas suppliers UK, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi.
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15 Mar

Get The Cheapest Business Electricity Prices Today!

by Simon Thompson
 
If your current electricity provider has told you what your next year’s rates will be and you’re currently looking to find the cheapest business electricity prices today, then this article will help. That’s because there’s a team at D-Energi who can help you in just a few minutes to find a better, cheaper deal for meeting your needs and take care of the switching process, once you agree to the new terms. There’s no doubt that firms and organisations will need to keep tight control on their electricity costs since these will constitute a major part of their overheads. And since most energy providers won’t offer a full list of tariffs and prices, then seeking a new provider can take time. This may be an issue for a busy business owner but if your provider has moved you to ‘deemed’ rates, then you may find you’re paying over the odds for your energy. Find the cheapest business electricity rates UK If you are a small business, then you can switch at any point without having to wait for that contract to come up for renewal and find the cheapest business electricity rates UK for your needs. For larger firms, you may be obliged to see out the contract because you failed to act in time when the contract was up for renewal or you could decide there are savings to be made by paying to leave the contract if you find huge savings with a new provider. This could be a course of action to consider but you need to take advice before doing so. However, there are tips and tactics you can undertake to access lower prices and one of them is to agree to a contract that runs for two, three or even five years, which will give you a better handle on potential future costs. Find the cheapest business electricity supplier Getting help to find the cheapest business electricity supplier is easy when you speak with the D-Energi team who have access to the entire marketplace for the latest and best deals. For those business owners who undertake their own research, you may find that it is more difficult than you believed to compare the offerings between suppliers since electricity providers need to offer a bespoke deal tailored to your own needs. Also, a comparison site may not search the entire market and you will still need to speak with a recommended supplier, give them a few details and then negotiate a new contract. That’s not quite the same process when you deal with D-Energi who will take a few details and then search the entire market for a new deal with a provider who should be able to beat your current quote and reduce your overheads to boost profitability by doing so. If you would like more help and information about how you can get the cheapest business electricity prices today and get help with the switchover process, then you need to speak with the experts at D-Energi.
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13 Mar

Do You Know Your Business Electricity Prices Per Kwh?

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s not meant to be a trick question, but do you know your business electricity prices per kWh (kilowatt hour)? It’s highly likely that for most busy business owners that you don’t know how much you are paying per kilowatt hour for your electricity needs. This means that when your current provider gets in touch with details of your next bill, you will need to decide whether you want to search the marketplace for a better and cheaper deal. There are usually better offers available when you decide to switch electricity providers. You could contact these providers directly or use a comparison site to find out what the potential savings are. While the first route is time-consuming, which is not particularly attractive to a busy business owner, the second route means you run the risk that the site is not searching the entire marketplace so there could be better and cheaper deals available. Also, the recommended supplier will still need to speak with you and take various details because their deal must be bespoke for meeting your needs. So, what appears to be a quick process may not be that quick in reality. Cheaper business gas prices per kWh The search for cheaper business electricity prices also extends to those firms and organisations wanting cheaper business gas prices per kWh too. As with electricity, you’ll need to understand that a new gas offering will have two charges that make up your bill: they are the standing charge and the price per kilowatt hour. The standing charge is the amount levied for paying the National Grid for delivering gas to your premises, while the price per kilowatt hour is the actual amount charged on the gas you use. While gas bills tend to be much lower than electricity bills for firms today, you need to be wary about paying a low standing charge and a higher price per kilowatt hour than you currently do because there may be no savings made as a result. Compare business electricity prices per kWh Essentially, if a busy business owner cannot compare business electricity prices per kWh effectively when using a comparison site, then how do you go about doing this? The best way is to speak with a team of experts who understand how the gas and electricity markets for business work and can access the entire marketplace to find the best cheap deal that will meet your firm’s needs. Also, you may be reluctant to switch providers believing that the switchover process is complicated and time-consuming but you can get help with this too. If you want cheaper business electricity prices per kWh, and also for gas – and have someone take care of the switchover process – then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi.
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