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How do you compare business gas prices

All businesses who use a gas supply should regularly check to see if they are on the best business gas deal, no matter how big or small their company is. Comparing business gas prices with Energy Helpline is a quick and easy way to make sure you’re not paying too much each month.

Saving money within any business is crucial, and cutting down on gas costs each month could be an easy way for you to save a bit of cash. As a matter of fact, only 33% of SME businesses switch suppliers every year, which means 67% of companies are most likely paying more than they need to for gas each year.

Cutting back on gas isn’t as simple as it is in your own home – you can’t exactly cut down on costs and ask your employees to take it easy with the heating and hot water. Instead, the most assured way to really cut down on business gas costs is to run an energy comparison and switch to a cheaper deal. 

At Energy Helpline, we make it simple for you to choose the best deal from the quotes we source and help ensure you won’t be paying any extra on your business gas bills.

Why should you compare business gas prices online?

Switching your business gas supplier is simple, but it’s not quite the same as switching household energy. One of the key differences when switching your business account over to another supplier, you won’t be able to choose a predefined tariff. This means you need to check out each supplier individually and compare business gas prices online to see who has the best deal for you.

When you get in touch with individual suppliers to compare deals, each one you contact will then calculate a quote depending on your premise’s location, credit history, energy usage and efficiency and your deal will be tailor-made for you.

You’ll need to repeat this process until you’ve compared enough quotes to be confident that you’ve found the best deal. But most business owners just don’t have the time to call each supplier directly and figure out which one to switch to.

That’s why price comparison sites like Energy Helpline are useful. We handle all the suppliers for you, compare business gas charges and get you a list of competitive quotes to choose from.

Call us today on [PHONE NUMBER] or enter your business postcode on our website, one of our experts will ring you straight back to discuss.

How to compare business gas prices

If you’re a business owner and you are content with your current supplier, it’s still a good idea to shop around, just to make sure you’re not missing out on any better deals. Comparing business gas suppliers is really the only way to save as much money as possible.

Call our business energy experts now for free on 0800 068 5222, or simply enter your postcode on our site, and we’ll give you a call back. We can help you compare business gas prices from a range of trusted UK suppliers in these simple steps. All you have to do is:

  1. Enter your business postcode on Energy Helpline’s site and our expert team will be in touch and then research the best business gas deals for you.
  2. You will receive a list of quotes. All you need to do is look and decide which one is appropriate for your business.
  3. You are ready to switch business energy deals, we handle the rest and you don’t need to do anything else.

Although running a business gas comparison is simple, you need to bear in mind that you can’t actually switch suppliers until it is time to renew your current plan. So, if your deal is approaching its end date, now is the perfect time to let Energy Helpline source you a new one.

Switching is easy and usually straightforward, in some circumstances though, the switch could get rejected at the last minute. This is usually because you owe money on a previous bill, as soon as the issue is corrected, you’ll be able to switch to your new business gas supplier with no problems.

You don’t need to do anything as part of the switch, just make sure your bills are all squared with your current supplier. Then we’ll arrange a date for the switch to take place and the new supplier will handle the rest.

Will you need to get a new gas meter installed when you switch?

Gas meters can be installed internally or externally. It all depends on where your gas supply is coming from. If the gas pipes don’t enter the building at all, then the meter will be placed outside in a box or shelter.

But your business probably won’t’ need a new gas meter installed if you’re just switching suppliers. The only reason you would need a new one, is if there was a problem with the old meter or you are moving to a new premises that doesn’t have one.

Can you get smart meters for business?

Yes, you can smart meters for businesses. Smart meters are excellent for people who want to keep track of their business gas prices regularly to ensure an expensive gas bill isn’t a surprise at the end of the month. 

Comparing and switching your business gas might be a great opportunity to have a smart meter installed. Depending on the type of tariff you choose and the energy supplier you opt to switch to, smart meters are usually installed free of charge and allow you to monitor energy usage in real time usually via an app or energy monitor. 

A business energy monitor will work the same as any other energy monitor; a device linked to your energy account that can be left around the business premises showing you real time data. 

How much should you pay for your business gas?

Your monthly business gas bill has a lot of factors that determine the final price, but the biggest things to look out for are the Unit Cost and the Stranding Charge.

The Unit Cost is the price you pay for every unit of gas you use (measured in kWh) and the Standing Charge is a daily charge. This covers the maintenance of the national grid and the transportation of the gas to your business. These two factors are what will cause your bills to vary so much, so keep an eye on how they change with different providers.

To know if your business gas prices are higher than they should be, you might need something to compare it to. The table below gives you a rough estimate of what you should be paying for business gas, depending on how big or small your premises is and how much energy you are using daily.

Average business gas rates

Business sizeAverage price (per kWh)Standing charge (daily)Average bill (annual)
Micro business3.9p – 4.5p25.0p – 37.0p£530
Small business3.8p – 4.5p25.0p – 45.0p£1,150
Medium business3.4p – 4.2p25.0p – 61.0p£1,860

Prices may vary according to your meter type and business location. Standing charge and unit rates based on businesses that switched or renewed gas and electricity with Bionic between January 2021 and March 2021.

How much could you save when you compare business gas prices?

As all businesses are widely different and require different amounts of gas and electricity, bills will vary. The only way to find out exactly how much you could be saving is to check and compare tariffs.

At Energy Helpline we want to help you secure better deals, call us now on 0800 068 5222 for our free comparison service and start taking the stress out of switching suppliers today.

Why should you compare with Energy Helpline?

You can compare and switch your business gas directly through us, free of both charge and hassle. Make your business gas energy comparison by entering your postcode here. We cut out all the hard work and present you with a list of quotes from top suppliers all over the UK. You then just choose the best one for your business and we handle the rest.

Call us now on 0800 068 5222 or enter your business postcode on our website and we’ll give you a ring straight back. We’re committed to securing you a better gas deal and taking the hassle out of switching.

*Of Bionic customers who made a saving on a three-year business energy contract between January 2020 and May 2020, the average amount saved was £1,305.

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