If you haven’t got around to switching business electricity supplier, then you’re almost certainly not alone. Whether you’ve been too busy, or just not even thought about it – inertia is what feeds your energy supplier.
If you haven’t renegotiated your contract or found a better deal elsewhere when yours ends, you could unwittingly find yourself on a rollover ‘out-of-contract’ tariff – it’s a bit like an auto-renewal where your contract simply carries on.
Whilst it’s convenient to go on as before, providers aren’t obliged to renew your contract with their best prices – in fact, rollover tariffs tend to be some of the most expensive on the market.
Switching not only saves you money, but it’s a good opportunity to find a supplier that ticks all the boxes – so if you’ve been unhappy with the way you’ve been treated or frustrated at the way a complaint has been handled – vote with your business and search for a better deal.
If you run your own business, you’ll know you should always weigh up the pros and cons before agreeing to something – the same principles apply to finding electricity deals.
Price might be one of the most important factors you consider but it shouldn’t be the only one. Commercial energy contracts can last three years – which is a long time if you and your supplier don’t see eye to eye over things that are important to you – points worth considering, include:
- Customer service
- Free advice to improve energy efficiency
- UK based call centres and long opening hours
- Renewable energy sources (some companies deal solely in 100% renewables)
Finding electricity quotes is the easy part – let us do it for you.
We work with a network of trusted providers and can guide you every step of the way – negotiating a deal that best reflects your business needs and even sorting out the paperwork.
If you’ve just moved into new premises and don’t know who your energy provider is, speak to the landlord, previous owners, or try to find a recent bill.
When it comes to business energy, you have to wait for your ‘switching window’ to open – which can be anything between one and four months before your contract’s official end date.
Switching outside of your renewal period can result in hefty cancellation fees – but it’s worth weighing this up against any savings, as you might feel it’s worth it.
Your supplier should tell you when your renewal window opens, but it’s always a good idea to grab the opportunity to switch and find out for yourself.
On average, it takes between four and six weeks to switch business electricity supplier. The exact length of time depends on when your existing contract ends and whether your new supplier has all your correct details.
If you just don’t want the hassle of switching, then we can take care of the whole process for you. Whether you’re a start-up, microbusiness, or run an empire, our energy experts can help you compare suppliers making it easy and hassle free to switch business electricity supply. We scour the market to find the very best electricity deals for you and your business – helping you save time and money.
Call us today on 0800 158 5296 or request a call back by clicking the ‘GET AN ENERGY QUOTE’ button at the top of the page.