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3 May

Tips On Finding New Business Energy Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
With the government actively encouraging businesses to find new business energy suppliers means more and more organisations are looking to save on their costs. For those who want to do so, there are some essential tips that may prove helpful. The first tip is to understand that they cannot leave a supplier mid-contract and will have to wait until their supplier contacts them before the contract ends to reveal what their new energy rates are going to be. This is the moment then to begin a search for a new energy supplier and find cheaper energy. While the business could shop around and make several phone calls, they can also utilise a comparison website which will conduct a quick search of business energy suppliers to find their prices. Understand that the market for business gas suppliers It’s also important to understand that the market for business gas suppliers, and also electricity, doesn’t quite work in the same way as it does for domestic supply. For one thing, electricity and gas are treated as separate fuels so the business will need separate contracts. They cannot get a dual fuel supply. This also means, obviously, they have to do twice as much work because they will have to contact suppliers separately for their gas and electricity needs. This also makes it a bit more difficult when comparing energy rates and prices. The contract a business will sign, though they may be careful to give a verbal agreement over the telephone, will also be stricter than for a domestic energy supply. Check out the latest business electricity suppliers’ offerings So, having trialled a few comparison websites to check out the latest business electricity suppliers’ offerings, for example, the business will have a good idea of what the market rates are for their supply and they will need to speak with the energy suppliers separately to get a bespoke deal. The business organisation shouldn’t be too surprised if the price they are quoted is more because the supplier must tailor their offering to the business’s needs. For small firms particularly, this can appear to be a time-consuming process and it’s a good idea to contact energy brokers who understand how the market works and can find good quality energy suppliers offering much cheaper rates. This can be done during one phone call and the firm concerned will only need a few details, including the businesses meter numbers, to find a new supplier.   When it comes to wanting tips to find new business energy suppliers, contact the helpful team at D-Energi who will be happy to help and explain more about how they can save a business money on their energy costs.
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1 May

Find The Best Commercial Electricity Quote and Save Money

by Simon Thompson
 
All businesses and organisations who are looking to find the best commercial electricity quote and save money will, in doing so, boost profitability. While this is a good intention, many of those running a business are too tied-up with the day-to-day operations to research thoroughly the potential savings that can be made. This means they may be too busy to source a new commercial electricity supplier and will instead be automatically rolled by their current energy supplier onto a contract and it is likely they will be paying more than they need to for their electricity needs. All organisations will be needing electricity for their everyday functions and so it makes sense to find the best possible deal from a supplier. Some organisations may not believe just how much money they can save and, depending on usage, the savings every year could range from several hundred pounds to more than £1,000. Supplier with cheaper commercial electricity rates It is highly likely that all businesses will be able to save money by simply switching to another supplier with cheaper commercial electricity rates. And this is a situation the government is keen to encourage to help lower electricity costs for businesses because with more competition means the suppliers are keener for a firm’s business. In addition, with lots of new suppliers entering the market means many will want to differentiate their offerings from the traditional ‘big six’ energy suppliers so firms could look forward to improved customer service or an energy audit and not just cheaper electric prices. There’s a lot to recommend switching to a supplier offering an energy audit because not only will they be offering electricity at a lower rate but they will also have a look at how the business uses their energy and make recommendations to reduce energy consumption. The business enjoys a win-win situation because they will reduce money in the short-term with lower charges but also save money over the long-term because they will use less energy by following the tips from an energy consultant. Too busy to research cheaper electric prices So, for those firms who are simply too busy to research cheaper electric prices thoroughly, what can be done? The easiest and obvious way is to visit some of the website comparison websites to find out what is potentially an offer from an energy supplier. There are a number of issues to bear in mind should the business do this and the first is that the comparison website may not be searching the whole market to find the best possible deal. Also, when the firm has to contact the potential new energy supplier they may be taken aback to find that the prices being offered on the comparison website and not available to them. However, the quickest and easiest way for a business or organisation to find a cheaper electricity supplier is to contact experts who know and understand how the market works to find the best deal possible at that time.   This means contacting the helpful team at D-Energi, for instance, who are available for help and advice about the best commercial electricity quote. Put them to the test today! Save
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28 Apr

Finding the Cheapest Gas Tariff for a Business

by Simon Thompson
 
With energy prices looking like increasing, it’s important that firms find the cheapest gas tariff to keep their costs and overheads in check. There are several ways for them to do this and the easiest is to simply way is to renegotiate a contract with their current supplier. However, it’s likely they will not be able to access the best prices though if the firm understands how the market works then they will be better prepared for these discussions. One way to prepare is to visit a price comparison website or two to compare business gas suppliers and their prices. While the prices offered after filling in a few details may not be the prices that the firm enjoys, they will give a fair indication as to what the market rates for their business will be. This means they can then contact various suppliers and negotiate a better deal. Comparison websites to compare business gas prices Indeed, some of these comparison websites to compare business gas prices will offer a simple facility to contact the supplier and arrange for a new contract to be put in place. Also, the big energy suppliers have websites where the firm can get a quote and also sign up to a new contract. So, whether the firm concerned, it could be a restaurant, hotel, office or shop, the question of energy prices is one that should be visited every year. By doing so the firm will ensure that they are getting the best deal on their business gas supply. However, there is still a substantial number of firms that do not switch energy suppliers on a regular basis and they are probably paying more than they need to for their business gas supply. That’s a shame because their current energy supplier has probably rolled them over onto a ‘deemed’ contract where the prices are more expensive. A commercial gas quote that will provide a cheap gas supply There’s no doubt that most firms in the UK will be looking for a commercial gas quote that will provide a cheap gas supply because they will need to keep their offices’ premises warm for staff. Faced with ever increasing energy costs, it is also possible for a firm to look at the prospect of signing up to a new supplier for a longer-term contract. This means they will be able to fix their business gas prices for the next few years which will help them plan their cash flow over this period. In addition to having an effective way for financial planning, the firm is also protecting itself from the predicted rise in wholesale gas prices. It should also be appreciated that the size of the business does not affect the offering from a potential business gas supplier. The suppliers are happy to deal with businesses both large and small and whether they are a one-man band or needing gas supply to several premises, for instance. Process of switching to a new gas supplier The process of switching to a new gas supplier is simple and stress-free and there’s no loss of supply when the process begins. However, the current supplier may lodge an objection should the firm owe them money on a bill. Also, as many firms will be aware, research is key for a successful business transaction and this also extends to finding cheaper business gas suppliers as well. While it’s easy to visit a price comparison website to get a price from several potential gas suppliers, the comparison website may not be searching the entire market. This means they may not be sourcing the cheapest and best deals available for a firm on that day. It is possible to source the best deals by asking a team of experts who understand how the business gas supply market works and for them to search what is available. Find cheaper gas suppliers Inevitably, they will be able to find cheaper gas suppliers who may also offer a better level of customer service as well as an energy audit. While the firm may not have considered undertaking an energy audit, this is an effective way to reduce energy usage so that the savings will be long-term and the business will boost their environmental credentials at the same time.   For more help and advice about how to find the cheapest gas tariff for a business, then contact the experts at D-Energi who will be able to explain how much money can be saved and why a firm should switch business gas suppliers.
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26 Apr

Why Using an Energy Consultancy Could Save Money

by Simon Thompson
 
There are many reasons why a firm or organisation should use an energy consultancy but the main one is to save money. The next most important reason is to boost their environmental credentials by reducing the amount of energy they consume. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for most firms and organisations since they will reduce their energy bills by adopting new practices and disciplines and also the consultant will help highlight switching energy suppliers for cheaper rates as well. As with energy suppliers, there appears to be a confusing number of energy consultancies available and all of them are offering similar services. However, it is possible to speak with experts who understand how the market works and can also offer tips and advice on how to reduce the amount of energy being consumed to deliver lower bills. It should also be appreciated that energy consultancy will be able to offer more help and information about other sources of energy supply for the firm. For example, this may include solar and wind power as well as biomass boilers and LPG gas supply. It’s important also that the energy consultants can offer help and advice for businesses of all shapes and sizes and also offer help on water procurement since the water market has, in England and Scotland, been deregulated so cheaper bills should be available. Energy services consultant As part of the process of lowering bills, the energy services consultant should also be able to find much cheaper energy suppliers in the business market so the firm will make substantial savings on their energy overheads. This is a simple way to boost profitability. However, the savings can also be underpinned by reducing energy use for long-term gains that the firm will enjoy. There’s no doubt that some firms will need to show potential clients and suppliers how effective their environmental credentials are and an energy consultancy is a good way to ensure the firm is doing what it says it is. However, it is not just about sourcing cheaper energy supplies and helping firms save on energy usage; the consultant should also look carefully at the invoicing and the tariffs the firm is on. It may be that the firm has automatically rolled over with their contract with their energy supply and are paying more than they need to because they simply did not switch when the opportunity arose. Energy supplier’s invoices In addition, some energy supplier’s invoices are not the easiest of documents to understand and an energy consultant should have the experience to see whether there are mistakes being made. It should be appreciated that some of these mistakes could be very expensive indeed. Also, the energy expert will be able to manage the transition between suppliers which is a seamless process and there’s no loss of energy to the firm’s premises. The consultants will also be able to explain more about whether the organisation should look to a fixed energy supply contract or a flexible arrangement and they will bring their expertise to the table to explain which would be best for the firm concerned. The main aim though is to speak with experts who can give effective and simple energy advice that’s not just practical but is jargon free as well; this will help empower a firm to take control of energy use and focus more on boosting profitability. This can be done with a basic energy audit although some firms may want something more comprehensive. Energy supplies through renewable sources They may be able to offer more help and advice on how the firm can generate their own energy supplies through renewable sources or they can help arrange for an energy supplier that delivers energy from renewable providers to the firm instead. The bottom line is that by engaging with an energy consultancy, the firm is making a commitment to reducing their energy bills and boosting their efforts in reducing usage. One of the best ways of doing both of these things, reducing bills and usage, is to speak with the experts at D-Energi who have helped many firms achieve just this. In addition to having access to the best deals and offers available for firms of all shapes and sizes, the team will also be able to offer help and advice on other issues including reducing energy usage.   This means in the time it takes to make a phone call, the experts at D-Energi will offer energy consultancy advice that will help a firm lower their energy bills and boost their green credentials and find a cheaper energy supplier at the same time.
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