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7 Apr

Sourcing a Cheap Commercial Electricity Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
Sourcing a cheap commercial electricity quote may lead to a business saving a substantial amount of money. The amounts to be saved will vary depending on the firm’s size and energy needs but could be from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds. Obviously, this could be an amount of money to be saved from the organisation’s overheads that should not be ignored. However, lots of companies do not search the market to find cheaper electricity suppliers when their current energy contract comes up for renewal. This is despite the government striving to generate more competition within the business energy supply market which has seen more suppliers offering lower prices. Indeed, the industry’s regulator Ofgem says that around 40% of firms do not take the time to switch suppliers. Find better and cheaper commercial electricity rates That’s a large number of organisations that could save a substantial amount of money for the price of a phone call or by simply visiting a comparison website to find better and cheaper commercial electricity rates. By doing so, they will quickly see just how much they are overpaying for their electricity needs and will see an effective way of boosting the firm’s profitability by simply switching electricity suppliers. Having mentioned business electric comparison websites, it should be noted that they may not be searching the entire market to find the best deal on offer for the firm. However, the comparison website will, at the very least, offer the incentive for a business to look more closely at switching electricity supplier for their business for lower energy rates and better customer service. Many suppliers will also help with an energy audit to see where further savings can be made by improving how energy is used, for instance, by switching off lights when no one is in the room or office. Also, some firms may be confused about how the switchover process between suppliers actually works but the process itself is seamless. Organisations should also note that while they switch suppliers, their electricity supply will be uninterrupted though they cannot switch to a new supplier mid-contract. Paying higher electric prices Though with 40% of firms not switching suppliers means they have probably automatically rolled over onto a new contract, these are known as ‘deemed’ contracts, so they are probably paying higher electric prices than they need to and can move suppliers under these terms. There is independent help and advice from the government and Ofgem and there are various helpful guides to provide firms with the knowledge they need to progress with switching business electricity suppliers. Along with using the services of a business comparison website, firms can also contact energy brokers who will find better tariffs for the business to enjoy and help with the switchover process. They should also have an ongoing relationship so when the energy contract is due for renewal, the broker will begin the process of finding a cheaper and better supplier. It should also be appreciated that energy brokers for businesses will also be able to source cheaper gas supply tariffs and also for water supply since the water market in England has now opened up to competition. These are all great ways for a firm to lower overheads. As mentioned previously, it’s not just about finding the cheapest commercial electricity price since it’s also important that the level of customer service meets the business’s expectations. This is where the experience of how the market operates and who is delivering the best levels of customer service will really come to the fore; most comparison websites will not have this level of knowledge. Best business electricity prices and offers The upside is the organisation will have access to the best business electricity prices and offers available when they are looking for a new energy supplier and, more importantly, when the time comes to renew the contract in a year’s time, there will be people with experience of what the firm needs and what the market can deliver. It should also be appreciated that while the focus of this article is on how firms can reduce their overheads to boost profitability, the same level of savings can also be delivered to other organisations such as charities and public organisations.   To find out whether your firm or organisation can enjoy lower electricity prices then contact the team at the D-Energi where the experts will be able to help in sourcing a cheap commercial electricity quote quickly.
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5 Apr

The Business Energy Market in Number Infographic

by Simon Thompson
 
When a business switches energy suppliers, 75% are happy with the process but they do not switch because 40% do not think they can save money and 25% think it’s too complex.   Save Save Save Save
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5 Apr

Find the Cheapest Gas Tariff for the Biggest Savings

by Simon Thompson
 
Possibly the best reason for sourcing the cheapest gas tariff for a business is to learn whether they are paying more than they need to for their gas needs. It’s highly likely that they are doing so and there are huge savings to be made for those firms that make the switch to a new business gas supplier. However, it’s also highly likely that the company owners are too busy to take a thorough examination of all the business gas supply offerings and they may find simpler to remain with their current supplier. This may be an expensive course of action to take since the savings that can be made will range from hundreds to thousands of pounds which will impact the firm’s bottom line. Finding a new gas supplier is surprisingly easy and the government has encouraged competition in the marketplace so that more suppliers means that most businesses will benefit with a choice of lower gas prices. Finding the lowest commercial gas quote There will be firms that would prefer not to switch and remain with one of the ‘big six’ suppliers but there are other reasons for switching to another supplier and it’s not just about finding the lowest commercial gas quote. That’s because suppliers appreciate that they can offer other attractive reasons for making the switch, including improved customer service and some firms also undertake a business gas audit. Obviously, this means that suppliers of business gas will not only offer better prices so the customer will save lots of money but also help them use less gas to ensure that their savings are increased as a result. For those businesses that simply do not have the time to appreciate the depth of the market offering, there are some simple solutions. The first is to find a business gas comparison website which will highlight how much the firm may be overpaying for their gas supply. However, these websites should be treated with some caution since the price on offer may not be the price the firm can access since the gas supplier will need to tailor their offering to the firm’s own needs. The most popular websites to compare business gas prices In addition, the most popular websites to compare business gas prices are probably not searching the entire market to find the best deals on tariffs for the firm to make better savings. There’s also a possibility of using energy brokers who will conduct a thorough search of potential gas suppliers to deliver the savings a firm is looking for. Considering that 40% of firms, according to government figures, have not looked at switching business gas suppliers means many of them are probably on a contract that has automatically rolled over. Inevitably, these prices per unit of gas are likely to be much higher than being offered by other firms for new customers. Also, there are other factors for a firm to look at cheaper gas supply prices and that’s the prospect of energy prices rising over the coming months and years. Most suppliers will allow a customer to lock into a cheap gas price to help offset any potential future cost increases. This ability to set the price of gas for a set period also helps boost the firm’s cash flow because they will know what their energy bills are going to be and so budgeting becomes easier. Undertaking an energy audit In addition, by undertaking an energy audit it is possible to highlight those areas where savings can be made and the efficiencies delivered over the longer term. Again, while most firms could quite easily switch suppliers by visiting a comparison website and opt to use a ‘big six’ firm, they may lose out on the prospect of lower prices and ways to improve long-term efficiency gains by utilising the experience of another supplier. It should also be appreciated that the process of finding cheaper gas prices for a business should be a trouble-free, transparent and quick process with no hidden gimmicks or costs. There’s very little reason for businesses looking for cheaper gas prices not to look at other potential suppliers and the switching process has never been easier. Indeed, it only takes a few minutes to source a better quote for business gas supply and by using the services of experts, a firm can be reassured that they are getting the best price and help with the switchover process. This switchover process is a seamless transaction and there will be no loss of gas supply to the business while it is undertaken.   For those firms looking to access the cheapest gas tariff and want to utilise the expertise of experts in the business energy supply market, then the team at D-Energi are the ones to speak with.  
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3 Apr

Save Money with an Energy Consultancy

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s important that firms looking to save money on their energy bills should use an energy consultancy who can also help improve efficiencies. Essentially, they have the expertise to deliver the best possible tariff from a new energy supplier so the organisation’s energy bills will fall substantially as a result. Indeed, the savings to be made from switching suppliers could range from hundreds to thousands of pounds though this depends on the size of the firm and their energy use but most organisations will save. However, firms should not just focus on using energy consultancies to find lower tariffs for them to enjoy but also to improve their use of energy. The consultancy will have the expertise to highlight where the firm is wasting money, literally, in their use of energy and by making some simple changes they can reduce their energy bills as a result. For many firms this is also a big boost for their environmental credentials since they will not only be saving money but also helping the planet as well. Firms looking to use a consultancy’s energy services There may be many firms looking to use a consultancy’s energy services and advice to become more energy efficient because this will enable them to reduce their operating costs and boost their competitiveness. This may also mean them looking to replace any ageing technology and reducing energy waste to help deliver the longer-term efficiencies the firm is looking for. Indeed, energy consultants can help deliver a cost-effective strategy that will deliver all this and more and help the organisation to make an informed decision over any energy use they may need to take. Another reason is why energy consultants should be used by firms is the prospect of rising energy bills; industry experts say we should all be gearing up to pay more for our energy in the coming months and years. So, along with the prospect of accessing lower tariffs with a new commercial energy supplier, businesses can also make strides in reducing their energy use so their bills will fall as a consequence. It will also help deal with any future price increases and enable them to take advantage of any technologies that will help them save money as well. Where energy consultants really come into their own This is where energy consultants really come into their own since they will see the whole picture of the firm’s operation and along with finding an energy supplier who best meets the firm’s needs they can highlight where energy-saving measures should be brought in. It’s this integrated approach that will help a further maximise their potential energy savings and enjoy lower bills for their energy costs in an environment of rising prices. It should also be appreciated that while firms may decide not to use energy consultants, they may then face the prospect of a time-consuming and frustrating process in finding a better energy deal that meets their needs because the market is so varied and competitive. Also, while they may use a business energy comparison website, they will still need to contact a potential supplier directly to find out what their bespoke offering will be. Again, while there are growing numbers of energy consultants available, their expertise and reputation will vary as well so a firm will be able to find an experienced and friendly energy consultancy to deliver what they are expecting. It’s also important to utilise the services of a firm that not only delivers business gas and electricity experience so the firm enjoys lower bills but also an understanding of lowering the firm’s water bills. The business water supply market has now opened up That’s because under new legislation the business water supply market has now opened up and firms in England can choose their own water supply company which could see further reductions to their overheads. Again, energy consultants will have the best deals on offer that are available from suppliers in the firm’s area.   It’s important to appreciate that energy consultants will help circumnavigate all these time-consuming issues to deliver lower energy bills and better energy usage as a result so for those firms who want to save money on energy costs they should contact the team at D-Energi who have the expertise to help.
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