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22 Mar

Switch to a New Business Gas Supplier and Save

by Simon Thompson
 

There are big savings to be made for any business that switches to a new cheap business gas and electric supplier and this article will help explain why.

All firms should check the market regularly to ensure they are on a gas and electricity tariff that best suits their business needs.

However, since energy suppliers cannot offer a dual fuel deal, this means they must source their electricity and gas needs separately.

The market for supplying business gas is a competitive one and the firm will, more than likely, find a cheaper supplier with a better customer service delivery.

Despite the fact that firms could save hundreds or thousands of pounds every year on their energy bills, around 40% of them, according to the Competition and Markets Authority, do not bother to switch energy suppliers.

There are a number of reasons for this, some firms will be happy with their business energy supplier and others will simplify believe it’s too time-consuming to carry out.

Source a cheap business gas supplier

The energy watchdog Ofgem and the government are keen to boost competition within the business energy supply market which means the firm will find it easier to source a cheap business gas supplier and electric too.

It’s important to appreciate that they will not lose business gas supply during the switchover process since there will be no need to install new pipes or meters.

It should be part of normal business practice to look at the business gas supply market on a regular basis to ensure the firm is enjoying the best tariffs available.

This will also bring peace of mind and ensure that they are not paying more than they need to for their gas.

Some firms may also be confused not only about the switchover process itself but the fact there are so many competitors in the market offering great deals.

While many will want to stick with the ‘big six’ gas suppliers, it will pay to shop around and find better tariffs, better customer service and other services being offered as well.

Savings to be made in the amount of gas being used

Among these gas services for businesses is the opportunity from some suppliers to undertake an energy usage audit to see whether there are savings to be made in the amount of gas being used.

This will mean that as well switching to a cheaper tariff, the firm will save even more money by being more efficient with their gas use.

Some firms may also want to undertake the comparison process and then be astounded at the wide range of business gas suppliers available offering a multitude of tariffs, contracts, and services.

But there’s an argument to be made that managing energy efficiently is a great way for a business to boost its environmental credentials and lower their overheads at the same time.

For this reason, commercial gas procurement should be at the forefront of their regular tasks to see whether savings can be made and profitability improved.

It should also be noted that while the commercial gas market is primarily aimed at firms both large and small, from one-man bands to multisite premises, the offers are also available for other non-domestic organisations, such as charities and even churches.

It’s also worthwhile working with an organisation that will offer a dedicated account manager so the business will be informed should their tariff or terms change and also, when the opportunity arises, search the market once more for an even better deal.

Source a new supplier and fix energy prices

With industry experts predicting that business gas prices will inevitably rise in the coming months and years, it makes sense to source a new supplier and fix energy prices before increases are implemented.

Along with business gas comparison websites to find better prices, there are also growing numbers of energy brokers available who can access the whole market to find a suitable bespoke deal.

For those firms who are time poor to undertake an analysis of the available business gas deals, then this will be a suitable solution. It also means they don’t have to make too much effort to find a cheaper and better supplier.

There’s no doubt that by switching energy supplier, the firm will reduce costs and have the option of moving to a fixed term contract so they will know what their energy prices will be for the next one to three years.

By taking control of their energy needs and supply, the firm will be reassured that they have done all they need to and made the maximum savings possible.

 

However, for all firms who are looking to switch to a new cheap business gas and electric supplier, then speaking with the experts at D-Energi will be time well spent because they will, within minutes, be able to highlight just how much money could be saved by moving to a new energy supplier.