The best way that you can save on your business electricity bills is to shop around and switch to a more competitive deal. The first thing you need to know when considering changing your electricity deal is that unlike domestic electricity customers, business electricity customers are more tightly bound by the terms of their contracts. You are only allowed to switch, or even approach suppliers for quotes with which to compare business electricity bills, once your current contract enters its ‘renewal window’. This typically occurs six months before the contract is due to expire.
Once your renewal window comes up, your current supplier should send you a renewal offer. It would be tempting to simply accept this offer but beware: these renewal terms are very rarely competitive. Rather, it’s a good idea to compare business electricity bills from different companies to see what’s on offer elsewhere.
You can do this in just a few simple steps:
- Give the energy experts at Uswitch for Business a call on #CAMPAIGNBUSINESSSERVICENUMBER#, or leave your details here and we’ll give you a call back.
- After a quick chat, we’ll compare energy deals to find the ones that best suit the needs and budget of your business.
- You choose the deal you prefer, then we take care of the rest. We’ll let your old supplier know you’re making the switch and you can start enjoying cheaper electricity when your new deal starts.
While you’re waiting for your renewal window to come up, here are some things you can do in the meantime to be more energy efficient, reducing your business electricity bills and your carbon footprint.
Carry out a business energy audit
A good place to start is by conducting an audit of your business’s energy usage. This will help you to see where your business is using the most of its energy and where it’s being wasted. Relatively small businesses can purchase a device known as an energy saving power meter to do this for them.
Unplug and shut down to save money on business electricity
Up to 70% of energy is wasted by equipment such as computers and monitors being left on standby overnight and during the weekend. To minimise this wastage and save on business electricity bills, products are available that automatically shut down appliances left on standby. For example, a PC automatic standby shutdown extension lead can recognise when a computer has been powered down and automatically removes power to equipment connected to the sockets.
Fit energy efficient lighting
Swapping your standard light bulbs for energy efficient bulbs can help you save on business electricity bills. You should also have all light fittings regularly cleaned so they’re free of dust.
If you compare business electricity bills before and after employing these measures, you should be able to see some savings. However, switching plans is still the most effective way that you can save on business electricity bills.
Talk to Uswitch for Business today on #CAMPAIGNBUSINESSSERVICENUMBER# to hear how we can help you find the best deal for your business. We’ll run a business electricity plan comparison and take care of all the details involved in switching.
To switch your business energy today call #CAMPAIGNBUSINESSSERVICENUMBER#
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