Comparing prices and switching supplier
To save money going forward, you need to know what you’re spending today. That might sound obvious, but with so much going on it’s not necessarily the case. Check any recent bill that you have and take note of the bill components. You need to know both the standing charges and the unit rates and it’s best to have the MPAN number to hand.
Once you have your unit prices and your MPAN number you can use our energy price comparison tool here. It’s simple to use and in minutes you’ll be able to compare energy prices across a host of different providers.
As with your domestic energy, fixed price tariffs usually save you money over standard rollover tariffs. Usually you will find one, two or three-year fixed terms. Remember, longer fixed terms can be more expensive, but offsetting that they offer you increased protection against future price rises.
Unlike domestic energy, we don’t offer a dual business energy tariff. That’s why, if you use our comparison service, you’ll need to enter your gas and electricity details separately. If you’re dealing with the same supplier directly for both services, it would be a standard negotiating ploy to talk about your overall energy usage of course.
One thing to bear in mind is to keep a note of the end of your deal period. Some deals will automatically renew, potentially on to a higher standard rate. You’ll usually be advised of this in writing by your supplier but it’s worth keeping your renewal dates in mind anyway so you’re not caught out.