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Changing Energy Checklist

A few things you need to know before switching energy retailers for your business.

Changing energy retailers can be confusing and somewhat time consuming especially for a busy business owner. Here at Energy Deal we can help you get the best deal for your business from our selection of energy retailers.

However, before you speak to us here's a checklist that can help you understand what you need to know before switching energy retailers for your business.

Check your current energy service contract:

  • How and when you receive bills
  • What other payment options are available to you
  • What are your current prices and charges
  • Any charges for cancelling the contract
  • What happens if your business moves premises or operating an additional site

How and when do you use electricity/gas?

Does your energy usage change from bill to bill? Do you use more at peak times with everyone else, or off peak?

Are you planning changes that will affect your usage?

E.g. new machinery or equipment being installed, business expansion of existing business premises or plans to operate out of more than one premises?

Are you happy to sign for a fixed period of time?

Some market contracts are for fixed terms-with an exit fee if you
end the contract early.

Do you have off-peak electric appliances for hot water or heating?

If you do, find out whether you'll still get a cheaper off-peak electricity tariff to run these. Some retailers don't offer off-peak tariffs.

Do you want to pay monthly or quarterly?

Some energy retailers offer monthly billing and plans, which can 'smooth' your payments out over the year.