Top Business Energy Comparison Tips
Posted on Jul 7, 2016
If you run a business, be it any size from SME to multinational, then it’s important for your bottom line that you’re not overspending in any way shape or form. When it comes to your energy provider it is possible to switch your tariff or provider to save a significant sum, but unlike with your household bills a business tariff is bespoke to the needs of your business and as such can vary wildly. Below we’ll list a few of our insider tips to ensure your business can save money via energy comparisons:
When you’re looking for the best deal it helps to get a breakdown of unit rates and standing charges – this will keep you much more informed about what’s available and how much you should be paying as opposed to relying on estimated annual costs.
Hit The Phones
If you don’t ask, you don’t get! With price comparisons firmly fixed in your head you have a ballpark figure for what the ‘going rate’ for business energy is but that doesn’t mean you can’t haggle. Get in touch with brokers to push them down on price but don’t be scared to then take this figure you’ve reached directly to the energy provider either to cut out the middle man.
Fixed tariffs are becoming the norm when it comes to business energy and it’s not uncommon for businesses to get a two or even three year fixed tariff. This varies depending on the supplier, and the longer fixed terms will tend to be more expensive as they’re constructed with a view to protecting them against any price rises in the future.
No Cooling Off
When it comes to business energy tariff’s there’s no cooling off period which makes it doubly important that you are 100 percent satisfied with the deal you’ve haggled. On top of this you will be locked into the contract once it is signed off meaning no switching if a better deal turns up six months in.
Be Aware Of Automatic Renewals
Some energy tariffs will automatically renew on a rolling contract or after a particular period, locking you into another tariff. The onus is on you to arrange a new deal prior to your current one expiring during a one-to-six-month renewal period or else you’ll be locked into the same contract you have been on.
Let D-ENERGi Do All The Hard Work
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Businesses throughout the UK are becoming more and more aware of how important it is to find ways to lower their expenditure and make cuts. Key to this could be finding ways to improve energy efficiency in the workplace by saving on business energy. Here are D-ENERGi’s five tips to achieve this:
Think About Your Business Electricity Practices
You’ll be surprised but making sure that lights, computers, monitors and any other electric equipment in the office is turned off and not on standby at the end of the work day can save you a big chunk of change. Even something as simple as turning the radiators in your building down a single notch or ensuring the air conditioning isn’t blowing fully can see big savings across the board.
Review Your Energy Tariff
Few businesses have the time or energy to put into looking for an alternative energy supply when their contract is due for renewal. As the premier business to business gas and electricity supplier, D-ENERGi are available to consolidate your energy supply into one single, hassle free payment which can result in huge savings.
Inform Your Staff
It’s imperative that your staff are made aware of the importance of being energy efficient. Engaging with your staff – whether via a talk or signs and posters around the premises – can ensure they understand why turning off lights and appliances can help the business become greener.
If your business has tried to put some of these measures in place but staff are still forgetting to switch off, asking for a volunteer Energy Champion could be a great idea. The onus will be on them to ensure that everything is off at the end of the day and can also be responsible for you meeting energy saving targets.
Maintain Your Premises
Ensuring your business premises is in great condition can mean big savings for your business. This means that draughty windows are replaced with double glazing, doors are fitted to keep the cold out and heat in, and leaky taps and pipes are secured. Making these subtle changes can result in big savings on your energy bills.
Just making these simple changes across your business premises can result in big savings. D-ENERGi are always available to provide advice and assistance on all areas of energy saving, so get in touch with our team today to find out more.
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Managing your finances in your business is important and is something that cannot be dealt with light heartedly. This is what drives us to give you the best fixed prices we can offer. With a fixed price business gas quote from D-ENERGi, you know specifically how much you will pay on your gas bill every single month.
You may now be thinking why should I get a business gas quote from D-ENERGi? We have had plenty of practise forging the best energy deals and in negotiating exclusive deals higher up the supply chain so we can pass the savings on to you.
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