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Reduce your commercial energy bills

By Jason Patel

SK Energy

WHEN it comes to reducing your commercial energy bill, there are two effective ways of doing so and here we will explain more.

The first, and perhaps the most obvious method is to switch commercial energy suppliers. The second way is to introduce various ideas to reduce how much energy your business consumes. Other ideas include replacing your light bulbs to energy saving bulbs which will have an immediate impact on your bill and you should also encourage staff to turn off lights they don’t need. You could also remove unnecessary lamps in any area that is excessively lit and in rooms that are infrequently used you could install occupancy sensors that will automatically switch lights off.

For those firms and organisations that are looking for lower commercial energy prices to reduce their overheads, they could find a new supplier as well as introducing energy-saving ideas. There are some issues to consider when searching for a new energy provider and one of them is the fact that wholesale prices for energy vary on a daily basis. Essentially, you may be able to source a great deal one day and then find that the market has moved and this deal is no longer available just 24 hours later. Indeed, some firms may find that while the price of energy has fallen, their standing charges, which help to pay for the National Grid and the supply of energy to your premises, have risen substantially. That’s because the cost of maintaining the National Grid is very expensive but these charges do vary between suppliers so it’s worth checking.

As a busy business owner or decision maker, you may struggle to find the time to source the best commercial energy quote that will meet your needs so you may decide to remain with your current supplier, even though there are cheaper deals available. You could use an online comparison site but these may not be searching the entire marketplace or you could contact energy suppliers directly but this is a time-consuming process.

One of the best ways of finding a cheaper commercial energy quote is to engage with a reputable energy broker before your current supplier gets in touch with your next year’s contract details and use this time to speak with experts who can search the entire marketplace but who also have the expertise to find the best deal for your needs.

Don’t be pressurised into agreeing contracts over the phone or even face to face, remember it’s your business so take all the time you need and get the right advice.

For many firms, this will mean contacting the experts at SK Energy who will obtain some details and understanding about your business before scouring the market to deliver a bespoke deal that will reduce your energy overheads. The aim is to find the right suppliers for you and provide expert and award-winning service from our two strategically located offices.

If you are interested in securing the best energy contracts call our expert team at SK Energy on 01933 448622 for a free business energy or water health check, or email

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