Why compare business energy
Energy rates are always changing. And there are many reasons why. Aside from the usual rise in wholesale prices - often driven by an increase in demand - higher transportation costs, unrest in oil-rich countries, and even a particularly cold UK winter can all contribute to sudden price hikes.
The only way to protect your business against these rate rises is to sign up to a fixed rate energy deal. This means your rates will locked in for the duration of the deal, regardless of how much prices increase across the market.
And the only way to make sure your business is on the best deal is to compare deals from a range of suppliers. But business energy comparison can be time-consuming, as you need to ring around each to get individual quotes for gas and electricity.
That's why it makes sense to switch with Energy Helpline. Our energy experts take all the hassle out of business energy comparison by quickly comparing what's on offer from a range of trusted UK suppliers.
To see how much you could save, provide your postcode at the top and we'll use smart data to find your energy details then
Why should I switch business energy with Energy Helpline?
- We use smart tech and human expertise to get you great deals - We cut the time it
takes to compare energy by using smart data to match your business with the best deals. When you've
chosen the quote you like, we'll handle the switch to save you time and hassle.
- We use a vetted panel of trusted UK energy suppliers - We only work with suppliers that offer great rates alongside superb customer service, to make sure you get value for money and complete peace of mind.
- We have a UK-based customer service team - We know business owners are always busy. That's why our energy experts are available outside of 'normal' office hours to answer any questions you might have before, during and after the switch.
We've helped hundreds of business owners save time and money that can be put straight back into their business. And we want to do the same for you. Check out our 'Excellent' reviews on Trustpilot.
- We use smart tech and human expertise to get you great deals - We cut the time it takes to compare energy by using smart data to match your business with the best deals. When you've chosen the quote you like, we'll handle the switch to save you time and hassle.
How switching business energy works
- Tell us your business address online and we use smart data to find your meter details.
- On a short call, one of our UK-based experts will present the best deals for your business.
- When you choose your energy deal, we'll take care of the rest and update you along the way.
What do I need to switch my business energy supplier?
When you switch business energy with Energy Helpline, we only need your postcode and business name to get started.
With your permission, we use smart data to find the name of your current supplier and meter numbers.
It helps if you can give us an idea of how much energy you use - by giving us either of your monthly or annual usage or spend - and let us know whether you're currently out of contract. But don't worry, we can still compare rates even if you don't have this information to hand.
Once you've seen the quotes and chosen the deal you like best, we'll take care of the switch for you. We'll even look after your renewals to make sure you never overpay for energy again.
How does business energy differ from a home energy contract?
Although it all comes from the same sources, and the same suppliers in some cases, there are many differences between the way business and domestic energy is sold. That's why switching business energy isn't quite as straightforward as switching home energy.
Contract terms are one of the main differences between the two. While you're free to switch from a fixed rate domestic energy at any time you like (subject to an early exit fee unless your deal is in its last 49 days), business energy deals don't offer this flexibility.
Although you can start comparing business energy and sign up to a new deal as soon as your switching window opens (any time between one and six months before your contract's end date), the switch won't actually take place until your current deal ends.
Tariff types are also very different. Whereas you can choose your home energy deal from a range of 'off the shelf' tariffs, business energy contracts are more bespoke. Although this means the comparison process is a bit more involved, it does mean that your energy deal should perfectly fit both the needs and budget of your business.
This tailored service is the main reason why switching business energy can be a hassle, and the exact reason why you should leave business energy comparison to our team of experts.
To find the best deal for your business, call us now on 0800 0685 222 or give us your postcode and we'll give you a call back.
Why switch business energy supplier?
The number one reason – cost. Many businesses believe they have little or no choice in their commercial energy supplier. However, there are many choices available to businesses these days, and the energyhelpline business team could help you save up to 70% on your energy bills.
When can I switch business energy supplier?
Commercial energy supplies generally come under a contract, which will automatically renew each year. If you want to change supplier, you need to give your current supplier a minimum of four weeks' notice. For more details see the ‘What do I need to do to change supplier?’ section below. However, if you are new to the premises then you won't automatically be placed in a contract, so you are free to find a new contract when you wish. We recommend that you do this as soon as possible because most suppliers charge high "out of contract" rates If you are not sure of your business energy contract status please contact our team and we can assist you - 0800 068 5222
How much does it cost to switch business energy supplier?
Our service is provided completely free of charge to clients. For each contract that we arrange with business energy suppliers, we earn a fee from the selected supplier. What's more, because we work with a range of suppliers, we often have access to better rates than those you may get by going direct, because they know they have to offer competitive rates to win your business.
How do I know that this is the best deal for me?
We work with the major commercial energy suppliers, meaning that in some cases the rates we have specially negotiated special with suppliers and are exclusive to our company – often up to 10% cheaper than what suppliers offer direct.
What do I need to do to change supplier?
After you've spoken to us, the only thing you need to do is give termination notice to your current business energy supplier in writing, but don't worry - we've created templates of the letters – our energy advisor will assist you in the process. Giving sufficient termination notice will allow you to leave your contract. Then all you need to do is sign the contract with your new supplier, and we will do the rest.