7 Tips for managing your business gas supply.

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13th Mar 2024

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Mollie Pinnington

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In today's economic climate, keeping business costs under control is important. One area that can significantly impact your bottom line is business gas supply. Here are some key strategies to stay on top of your bills and ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your business gas.

1. Understand Your Business Gas Consumption

The first step is gaining a clear understanding of your gas usage. Look at your old bills to see when you use the most energy. Find ways to use less energy during those times. Investigate ways to improve energy efficiency in your operations, such as upgrading equipment or implementing smarter heating controls.

There are a few ways you can gain a better understanding on your gas usage:

  • Gas meter reading - Meter readings allow you to see exactly how much energy you have used. Keeping your supplier up to date with meter readings can ensure accurate billing.
  • Smart meters -Having a smart meter will allow you to see your gas usage throughout the day. You can use this data to see what point in the day your consumption peaks.
  • Gas bills - Look at s recent energy bill to see how much you pay for your gas monthly. This will give you a good understanding of your consumption.


2. Know your contract and renewal dates

Business gas contracts typically have fixed durations. Missing a renewal deadline can often result in being rolled over to a more expensive out-of-contract rate. Make a note of your contract end date well in advance so you have ample time to shop around for a better deal.

If you switch your gas contract with us, we will keep you up to date with when your renewal is due. This will help you make sure you never miss your renewal date or end up on out of contract rates ever again.


3. Compare business gas suppliers

Don't settle for the first business gas supplier you come across. The market is competitive, and there are often significant savings to be found by comparing quotes from different providers. Utilise business gas comparison websites to get an overview of available tariffs and estimated costs based on your specific usage.

When you switch with Resolve Energy our energy experts will procure prices for you from a variety of suppliers. They will also negotiate prices with suppliers to ensure that we find you the best price possible for your company.


4. Consider different business gas tariffs

There are various business gas tariffs available, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Fixed-rate tariffs offer price stability for the contract term, while variable tariffs may fluctuate with the market. Evaluate your risk tolerance and budget to determine which type of tariff best suits your needs.

In recent years we have suggested fixed rate contracts to our customers due to rise in energy prices in the UK. Whilst we are no longer in an energy crisis currently, prices still remain volatile meaning they are susceptible to fluctuations. Therefore, having one set price for your whole energy contract will protect your business from this price volatility.


5. Consider working with an energy consultant

It can be daunting signing a new business gas contract, especially if you’re a smaller business with no procurement expertise. Working with an energy consultant will take all the stress out of this process. At Resolve Energy our energy consultants will procure prices for you, negotiate with suppliers for better rates and take care of the whole switching process for you. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch today.



6. Look for green gas options

Many business gas suppliers offer tariffs that use renewable sources like biogas. While it might cost slightly more, opting for a green gas supply can help your business reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to environmental sustainability.


7. Regularly monitor your gas bills

Don't just pay your business gas bill on autopilot. Regularly review your bills to ensure you're being charged accurately for the gas you're using. If you notice any discrepancies, contact your supplier immediately to get them rectified.

By following these tips, you can take control of your business gas supply and ensure you're getting the most out of your budget. Remember, a little effort in managing your business gas supply can lead to significant cost savings in the long run.

If you're looking to save money on your energy bills then why not get in touch today? The relationships Resolve Energy has developed with over 24 of the UK’s biggest business energy suppliers allows our energy experts to source the best business energy rates available for your company right when you need them. Request a free quote today and start saving money on your energy.

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