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15 Dec

The Steps to Switch Business Gas Supplier Explained

by Simon Thompson
 
If you and your business are looking for the steps to switch business gas supplier, then you need to know the process is as easy as 1-2-3. By switching supplier, you could save substantial amounts of money on your bills which will help boost profitability and the process itself is simple and helpful team at D-Energi can help with advice and provide the best gas energy quotes. Step 1: Switching business gas supplier If you’ve received a business gas supply renewal letter and you want to compare various tariffs from different suppliers then it’s time to get in touch. While this can be a confusing process trying to compare gas tariffs, it also explains why businesses will remain with the same supplier for years on end despite the fact they may have been rolled over onto an automatic contract and be paying more than they need to for their gas. Also, it’s harder to switch supplier mid-contract so it’s always best knowing when your contract renewal date is and working around that. Step 2: Knowing the information you need for switching suppliers Because a potential business gas supplier will need to offer a bespoke deal, there are some information details that you will need to hand to access these tariffs. The most important one is the gas meter number, it’s known as the MPRN, which is on a recent bill but also on the national database. This number will give the exact location of the meter for a potential supplier. You will also need to know your renewal rates from your current supplier and consumption details. Step 3: Compare business gas rates and switch With these details you can then visit comparison websites to carry out a check of what the current business gas rates are in the market, contact suppliers directly and negotiate with your current supplier once you know what these market rates are. However, this part of the process might be time-consuming for those business owners who are tied-up with their everyday business needs so it’s always worthwhile speaking with experts who understand how the business gas supply market works. That means speaking with the D-Energi team who have access to the latest deals and offers from the entire market to deliver the deal that best meets your needs. The switchover process itself is seamless and there will be no loss of gas supply to the business when this is in progress.   If you would like to learn more about the steps to switch business gas supplier, then contact the friendly D-Energi team to find out how the process works and how much money you could potentially save.
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13 Dec

How to Save Money with Business Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 
The installation of new meters for larger electricity users means there is now a great opportunity to save money with business half hourly electricity suppliers. For those who may not be aware, a half hourly electricity meter, also known as an HH meter, is a special kind of meter that is connected to the electricity supplier via a phone line. This means the meter can automatically send its meter readings every 30 minutes to the supplier – which is why it’s called a half hourly electricity meter. This also means there’s no need for a business to take meter readings and then submit them and the regular updates of your usage also enable a potential supplier to see when your peak periods of use are and tailor their offering to meet your needs. It’s this extra level of detail which should lead to substantial savings and a lowering of overheads. Half hourly electricity meters being used by larger firms However, when we talk about half hourly electricity meters being used by larger firms, we tend to mean large offices and factories; they tend to have an electricity usage of at least 100,000 kWh of electricity per year. We should also point out that all large users of energy, including department stores and manufacturers, will have these half hourly meters installed because it’s now the law. Indeed, these meters are sometimes referred to as P272 meters which are the relevant reference for those who want to find out more, and Ofgem is keen for more firms to have smart meters installed. While it’s easy to switch business electricity supplies, the process for those who have half hourly suppliers is a little bit more complicated than switching a regular contract but there are experts available to help you do this. Access the best half hourly electricity prices for you This complexity should not put you from searching the market but you can contact an energy broker, provide the information and they can access the best half hourly electricity prices for you. Essentially, the broker will need a data release letter from your business so they can access the data that is being provided by the meter and they can begin a tendering process. The broker will arrange for quotes from various energy suppliers and then take care of the switchover process which can range from between four weeks and six weeks, depending on when your contract is due for renewal. It’s also possible that by using half hourly meters, your business may be able to ‘group buy’ your electricity even if the meters are spread over various premises. It’s also possible to enjoy cheaper weekend and night electricity rates.   For more help and advice about how to save money with business half hourly electricity suppliers, then speak with the expert team at D-Energi.
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11 Dec

Why You Need to Find A New Business Electricity Supplier

by Simon Thompson
 
Whether you are a one-man band or a large organisation, there are very good reasons why you need to find a new business electricity supplier. The main one is the most obvious reason and that’s to save money on your bills and lower overheads to boost profitability. This is a straightforward process. Indeed, it should be standard good practice for all businesses, regardless of their size, to look at their electricity bills every year and decide whether they want to switch supplier. By doing so, they will – more than likely – be able to enjoy cheaper bills as a result. But how does a business get to enjoy lower business electricity rates? The answer is to compare the different offerings from electricity suppliers. Finding cheaper business electricity rates There are three effective ways of finding cheaper business electricity rates: You can visit an online comparison website which will do most of the legwork for you but be aware that they may not be searching the entire market and you’ll still need to speak with the electricity supplier directly. You could also visit individual business electricity supplier websites and get a quote directly from them but again you may not be searching the entire market and you may not end up with a deal that is suitable for your business needs. The third way is probably the quickest and easiest route: that is to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi who will be able to search the entire market and, within a few minutes, deliver a quote to supply electricity to your business that will be cheaper.   With most businesses in the UK having to rely on electricity for their everyday functions, whether that’s to switch on a light or even heat a kettle, there’s no escaping the need for electricity. However, there’s also no escaping the fact that businesses should not be paying more than they need to for their electricity supply and by switching suppliers they can lower costs. Business electricity suppliers Also, it’s possible with some business electricity suppliers that they will offer improved levels of customer service and other extras such as an energy consultation to help your business lower its bills even further. There are many reasons for making the switch and with electricity costs predicted to rise over the coming years, and the fact that around 40% of firms have never switched business electricity supplier, means that even the smallest of enterprises could save a substantial amount of money every year by spending a little time looking at what else is available. In addition, the industry regulator Ofgem is keen to boost competition within the sector to help keep prices low and one way of doing this is for firms to switch their supplier of electricity on a regular basis.   If you would like to know more about why you need to find a new business electricity supplier and to enjoy lower energy bills, then it’s time to speak with the friendly team at D-Energi.
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8 Dec

Which Business Gas Suppliers Should Your Firm Use?

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s one of the most important questions that your firm can ask and that’s which business gas suppliers should you be using? The answer isn’t that straightforward and while many will opt to use one of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers this may mean you are not enjoying the best prices for your business or even have a deal that suits your business’s needs. This is why firms should explore the market thoroughly and it may mean using a business gas supplier you may never have heard of before but who offers an excellent bespoke deal. Indeed, the process of finding a business gas supplier and sourcing a quote can be a tricky path since the potential supplier will need to understand what your business needs are and then deliver a deal to meet them. Sourcing business electricity suppliers This issue of scouring the market also extends to sourcing business electricity suppliers since these will need to offer a bespoke deal too and there are plenty of good offers available. Also, while it may appear to be a sound business move to snap up the cheapest electricity or gas quote for your business, it’s not necessarily the best deal. In addition to calculating the standing charge and unit rates being offered, a new supplier may also offer other things that you may appreciate. For instance, a new energy supplier may offer an energy audit or a consultation to help you and your business lower your energy demand so your bills will fall even further. Switch business energy suppliers It’s also important that your firm can only switch business energy suppliers when a current contract is due for renewal and rather than accepting a current supplier’s offering, you really should look at other potential suppliers. Even a quick search on a comparison website will indicate what the market rates might be for your business needs though the comparison site may not be searching the entire business energy supply market. In addition, it is also important that your firm is not rolled-over automatically onto a contract since these tend to be much higher prices simply because you haven’t responded to find a new supplier.   If you are asking which business gas suppliers, or indeed electricity suppliers, your business should be using to access cheaper bills, then it’s time to speak with the expert team at D-Energi who will be able to find an excellent offering within a few minutes by just using a few pieces of information from you about your firm’s energy use.
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