How to Find the Cheapest Business Gas Prices
It doesn’t matter if you are running a small sewing and alteration business or have a national chain of stores – you will want to make sure you are paying the cheapest business gas prices to make sure your energy bills aren’t higher than they should be. However, you may find that if you haven’t switched your business gas supplier recently, you may be paying more than you need to.
Before you jump in and switch suppliers though, it is a good idea to find out a little more about how business contracts work – although they are very similar to domestic gas contracts, there are a few differences.
Why switch business gas suppliers?
Most domestic gas deals are based on off-the-shelf tariffs, whereas business gas deals tend to be tailored to the individual business instead.
Switching business gas suppliers is often a quick way to reduce your business energy costs without impacting the day-to-day running of your business. Your gas will still come through the same pipes it does now, so there will be no interruption to your gas supply – and no need for any digging or drilling works on site.
If you compare business gas prices and switch to a new deal, this usually means you get to choose which tariff you are on as well. Once you start looking into it, you may find that you have been stick on a more expensive tariff than needed because you have recently moved to new premises, for example, of not changing your gas supplier for years. Switching to a new supplier means you have the option to choose between a fixed-rate or flexible-rate tariff – depending on which works out at the best deal for you.
Most business owners tend to opt for a fixed tariff deal as they feel protected against any future energy price rises and it helps them to budget each month as they know what they are paying (provided their consumption level remains the same).
A flexible tariff is still worth considering, however, as you may see a drop in your monthly gas bills if the price of gas drops and your supplier opts to pass the savings on to you. If they don’t pass the savings on, however, there is not much you can do.
The other big difference between fixed and flexible tariffs is that with a fixed tariff you usually have to give six months’ notice to change supplier, whereas a flexible tariff is usually more flexible – which is ideal if you run a pop-up shop or have a short-term lease.
Why use D-ENERGi to switch business gas suppliers?
Our experienced, friendly, and helpful team of experts makes it really easy for you to switch business gas suppliers by comparing all the deals out there to find you the cheapest business gas prices available. Our switching service is free and impartial, so why not let us take the stress of changing business gas suppliers out of your hands?