How You Can Avoid Being Hit by an Energy Crisis

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

 

How You Can Avoid Being Hit by an Energy Crisis

Centrica (the owners of British Gas) have announced a 12.5% increase in electricity costs. This is set to affect a lot of consumers who merely depend on electricity to run their businesses among other activities. This increase took effect on 15th September 2017 and it is set to affect more than 3 million consumers who are both employed and self-employed, across the UK. However, by switching to FSB Energy, most consumers can save up to 30% in electricity bills.

FSB Energy has skilled experts who effectively compare quotes and tariffs to help you make the right decision. Most business owners have limited time to compare quotes and tariffs when making a decision. This is where FSB Energy is coming in. with a thorough research and comparison, you will not only get a competitive deal but also make your bills cheaper and hence more affordable.

Just like the other six energy suppliers, British Gas has increased its standard variable tariff affecting a lot of consumers who depended on it. Switching supplier is the best option to most consumers to avoid paying high energy bills especially during winter months when you need to warm your house. If you don’t want to be hit by an energy crisis, make up your mind fast and save up to 30% annually! Using sites such as Compare the Market and USwitch can help you find the best price available. As well as this, we recommend discussing the tariff with the providers, making sure that you are getting exactly what you need. You may find you might be able to work out a deal or negotiate the overall price a little.

When applying this to a commercial environment, many businesses up and down the UK will be keeping an eye on the latest prices this year as they often use many technologies that are going to drive up their bills such as;

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Heating
  • Phones
  • Mobiles
  • Chargers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Cooking equipment
  • Tablets
  • Fans or heaters
  • Screens
  • Projectors
  • Music systems
  • Tools
  • Servers
  • Doorway or entry systems
  • And much more!

 

Many often have computers, lights, heating, appliances and many more elements switched on for the majority of the day. With this level of consumption, shopping round for the best prices is essential to keeping your costs down and keeping a healthy bottom line and bank balance through the winter months.

As well as shopping around, we also recommend getting the whole company involved and looking at environmentally friendly products.

Environmentally friendly products often take less energy to run and so will save you money in the long run, as well as having obvious benefits for the environment. Involving your employees in energy costs is also a great way to cut those bills down. Making it mandatory for all staff to switch off their machines or any equipment they are using at the end of the day cuts down wasted energy consumption. Switching off heating or lighting once they’ve been used also helps. These may sound like small jobs, but they do add up to create a substantial saving for your company, no matter how big or small your company is. You could even offer incentives to your employees to help cut the costs to further encourage people to take part.

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