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17 Aug

Should You Compare Business Energy Providers Every Year?

by Simon Thompson
 
The short answer to the question, ‘Should you compare business energy providers every year?’ is most definitely ‘Yes’! That’s because all firms and organisations should be looking at their energy overheads on a regular basis to ensure they are not paying more than they should be doing for their energy needs. If yours is one of those firms who has never switched energy providers previously, then it’s likely that your organisation has been switched automatically to a ‘deemed’ contract, which tends to be dearer than for those offered to new clients. The best time for searching and comparing business energy providers is when your current provider gets in touch with details of your contract rates for the coming year to see whether there are better and cheaper providers available. Compare business electricity providers There is no doubt that the market for supplying business energy is a competitive one, so you should compare business electricity providers to see who has the best deal available. You could contact electricity suppliers directly, give them a few details and see whether they have a cheaper tariff. This also means it can be a confusing and time-consuming process, and there may be better deals available from other suppliers that you won’t get to hear about. Alternatively, you could use an online business energy comparison site and these will search a range of potential suppliers to see what savings are available. These sites are quick and easy to use and you have to give a few details though you will still need to speak with a potential provider directly, so they can offer a bespoke tariff to meet your needs. Firms wanting to compare business gas suppliers These issues also extend to those firms wanting to compare business gas suppliers and you’ll need to shop around, but the marketplace is a competitive one for those firms that make the effort to source a new provider. It may be that a smaller energy provider will best meet your needs and also help you reduce consumption levels to help you deliver even greater savings and help boost your green credentials as a result. Using less gas and electricity for our everyday needs is an increasingly important aspect of business today. It also needs to be appreciated that for those firms who shop around that they don’t target their efforts at the ‘Big Six’ suppliers as they may find that their prices are similar and there are no real savings to be made and they then don’t bother switching. This could be an expensive mistake to make and the best way to compare business energy providers in the UK is to speak with the friendly team of experts at D-Energi who can search the entire marketplace in just a few minutes to find a deal that will not only meet your everyday needs but also be cheaper as well.
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15 Aug

Why Your Firm Needs To Understand P272 Legislation

by Simon Thompson
 
It may sound like an obscure piece of law but your firm will benefit if you understand P272 legislation and how it impacts on your energy costs. That’s because some firms and organisations affected by the change, which occurred in April 2017, will have seen an impact on how their energy providers receive usage data to deliver accurate bills. Indeed, there’s no need for estimated bills under 272 since a firm’s usage of energy is delivered every half-hour to the supplier. The meters used for this purpose are often referred to as HH meters. One aim for the legislation was to help suppliers plan effectively for the generation and delivery of electricity to businesses and organisations and to also help organisations understand energy usage and to help access lower bills. Use P272 to access cheaper energy bills Since the data is monitored every 30 minutes this is a great source for a firm to analyse their energy usage and use P272 to access cheaper energy bills. There are software packages available for this purpose and a potential new supplier will also use the information to see whether they can offer a lower rate for delivering electricity. Also, a supplier can also see where your firm’s peak periods of use are and recommend switching to cheaper off-peak periods to deliver bigger savings. All firms affected by the legislation should have been moved across to new meters, which are recognisable by having a 05-08 designation on the meter itself and on your energy bills. Help your firm reduce electricity costs It’s this potential of analysing how you use energy but it is really helpful for other potential energy suppliers to help your firm reduce electricity costs because they will see when you use energy and which tariff is most suitable. For example, by contacting the experts at D-Energi it is possible to not only find a cheaper supplier but also check that your tariff is right for your needs. It’s also possible to streamline your organisation’s energy costs by reducing consumption and an energy consultancy may also be offered by a potential new supplier. This will deliver even greater savings as a result which could be substantial for many firms. If you need to understand more about P272 legislation and how it impacts your firm or organisation, then it’s time to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who can help source a new tariff to meet your energy needs and save on costs.
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13 Aug

Tips to Access Cheap Business Energy Deals

by Simon Thompson
 
All firms and organisations will be looking to monitor their overheads on a regular basis and these tips to access cheap business energy deals may help cut costs. This reduction in outgoings will also boost profitability and you should also be able to boost your green credentials also. The most obvious way is to switch to a new business energy tariff from a provider who will meet your needs. The best time for doing this is when your current energy supplier gets in touch with details of your next year’s contract; it may also be worthwhile renegotiating with your current supplier for a better deal. Access cheap business electricity deals Once your firm or organisation has decided to look at whether there are cost savings to be made, then you can access cheap business electricity deals by using online comparison sites. There are lots of these sites available and they are easy to use, but they may not be searching the entire marketplace for the supply of business electricity. Also, while these sites may appeal to a business owner struggling for time, the site itself will highlight a potential deal but you’ll still need to speak with the supplier because this must be a bespoke offering. Firms and organisations can also contact energy providers directly but this can be a time-consuming way to find a cheaper deal and you’ll need to give providers the same details every time. The obvious downside to this exercise is that you will probably miss out on cheaper and better deals from other providers because you aren’t searching the entire market. Cheap business gas deal The sites can also be used for those wanting a cheap business gas deal, and while it is not possible to get a dual fuel deal like we can for our homes, you can get electricity and gas supplied from the same provider. Other tips for reducing your energy bills is to sign up for a deal of more than one year and there are providers available who may offer impressive terms for up to five years. This is a sound solution for those who believe that energy prices may increase in the short-term and help with cash flow planning. However, the quickest and easiest way for a firm to access cheap business energy deals is to speak with the helpful team of experts at D-Energi who can search the entire marketplace and find a deal that will meet your needs and reduce costs.
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10 Aug

Why Your Firm Will Benefit when You Switch Energy Providers

by Simon Thompson
 
No-one, including firms and organisations, wants to be paying more than they should be doing for anything which is why your firm could benefit when you switch energy providers. This might be a topic that turns some business owners off, after all, a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms have never bothered switching energy providers. This inactivity probably means they are overpaying for their energy needs because they’ve been moved across to a ‘deemed’ rate automatically. The best time to see whether there are cheaper providers out there is when your current supplier contacts your business to tell you what your next year’s tariff will be. Undertake an energy switch between suppliers This is a great opportunity to undertake an energy switch between suppliers and potentially save a large amount from your overheads. While this is an exercise all firms should undertake every year, the amount you can save will vary and this depends on where your firm is located, how much energy you use and which industry you are in. It’s also relatively straightforward, finding a new supplier; you could contact potential suppliers directly or use an online comparison site for this purpose. The issue with the first route is that you may restrict your search to the ‘Big Six’ suppliers which, while being well-known, may also offer fairly similar offers which make switching irrelevant. The issue with the second route is that the comparison site may not be searching the entire marketplace and you’ll still need to speak with the recommended provider and give them your details so they can tailor an offering to meet your needs. Accessing cheaper prices for your energy needs There is a third, potentially easier way, of accessing cheaper prices for your energy needs and the switching process is taken care of. In addition, the real attraction to this third route is that it only takes a few minutes for an expert to search the whole of the energy supply marketplace in the UK to find a deal or tariff that will meet your needs. It’s also possible to sign up for a deal that impresses you for several years, which will bring peace of mind should you believe that energy prices may increase over the next year or so. For those interested in this quick and easy way to switch energy providers, then it’s time to speak with the team of experts at D-Energi who will be able to find a new deal and take care of the switchover process in just a few minutes.
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