Business energy guides
How to get a new business electricity meter installed
If your business doesn't have a sufficient electricity supply – or you have got a meter but it isn't currently connected – the good news is that getting a new meter installed is a relatively simple process.
How to get a new business gas meter installed
Gas is a vital source of energy for hundreds of thousands of businesses across the UK, and if your firm needs gas to carry out its daily operations then it's important you're properly connected to a reliable supply.
A guide to half-hourly electricity meters
Every business has its own energy needs, with bigger firms that use heavy equipment inevitably consuming significantly higher levels of gas and electricity than their smaller counterparts.
Business energy guide
If you are financially responsible for a business, you will know better than anybody how important it is to reduce company overheads. Whilst there are a number of different ways to reduce the running costs of your business, ensuring you are spending as little as possible on your business energy is a great way to save money day-to-day.
Of course, there are a number of ways you can save money on your business electricity and gas: Using energy saving lightbulbs, ensuring monitors and lights are turned off overnight or even asking staff to only boil the water they need when they're making a cuppa.
These are all great ideas, but one of the best ways to reduce your bills is to reduce your business energy rates by changing energy supplier. Doing this can be quite an undertaking depending on the size of your company, but in the long run it can be worthwhile - changing supplier can make a huge difference to the monthly income and outgoings of your business.
Business Energy Solutions
No two companies have the same energy needs, and for that reason most business energy suppliers will usually tailor a quote to your company. Companies of different sizes often have hugely different energy needs, and as such tariffs are usually available for small, medium and large businesses - and often also feature extra perks, such as your own dedicated account manager.
Business gas and electricity price plans can vary depending on your supplier, and as such you should always make sure that you find a business energy tariff that will suit the needs of your business, as not all schemes will. If you are a small internet based startup, taking out a combined electricity and gas deal may not be the right thing for you, in the same way that a kitchen will likely need (and use) a good combination of both fuel types. Don't be tempted just to sign up to the first cheap business energy deal you find; our comparison tool can help you compare prices and suppliers, allowing you to find the deal best suited to your company.