We’re trying to focus on some positivity during these tough trading conditions, and there is a blue flame of hope for those gas using businesses. The Coronavirus pandemic has already made a huge impact on the gas market, resulting in the lowest wholesale prices in over 10 years. Of course, this is providing the LNG supply stays high and the market remains free from any sharp spikes in demand. You can read more about how the Coronavirus is making an impact on the gas markethere.
You read that right, the cost of gas is at the lowest its been for over 10 years! Renew your contract now and start saving. It doesn’t matter if your contract isn’t up for renewal yet, we can look at contracts up to 4 years in advance. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the extremely cheap prices. And as we’re currently in lockdown, you have more spare time now than ever before, use that time to look into your contract and get some good out of the Coronavirus. So when this is over and you can get back to normal, you can be assured that you will be saving money by renewing with us.
We’ve even made it super easy for you to find out how much you can save, all you have to do is use our comparison site, which you can access byclicking here.
We are here to help you in any possible way we can during these uncertain times. You can speak to a helpful and friendly member of our team for any help and advice.
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Energy usage can’t be avoided for those in care facilities, but the costs can be reduced, and here is how:
Tariffs and contracts
Selecting the appropriate tariffs is vital to ensure that you’re paying for what is suited best to your business. They’re many tariffs to choose from such as standard, fixed energy, dual fuel and pre-payment, to name a few.
It’s also essential that you don’t end up on out of contract rates which are rates you have to pay when you haven’t signed a contract with your energy supplier. This can happen when you have told your supplier that you wish to terminate your contract but haven’t arranged another supplier for when the current deal ends. It can also happen if you’re trying to switch supplier and it takes longer than you had expected, meaning that your contract ends before you’ve been able to move over to a new supplier.
Heating your care facility
Making a switch to central gas heating from electric heaters can save you a lot. An electric heater can cost two-three times more per unit of heat than just one unit of heat from one of your radiators. Thermostatic radiator valves are devices which are fitted to the radiators and reduce the amount of water which passes through the radiator, enabling you to choose what temperature you want for each room.
Maintaining your care facility building
Keeping up on the maintenance of your care facility building such as ensuring the roof is well insulated. An uninsulated roof can lose a quarter of heat, by keeping on top of it can save you over £100 a year. Included in the maintenance of your care facility is taps. By having just one dripping cold tap fixed can save you as much as £100 on your water bill, and even more for a hot tap.
Also, ensuring the windows are closed, leaving open a window overnight can waste as much energy as a small car driving 35 miles.
Lighting around your care facility
Switch to LED lights. LED lights have a long lifespan, are energy-efficient, operate at full brightness the minute they’re turned on and have many more advantages. Changing to motion sensor lights will save money as it avoids the possibility of lights being left on when people have left a room.
Another option which can save you money is solar panels. Flame UK is in partnership with Amelio Solar Energy which means we can provide you with solar panels to help reduce your electricity bill. A reduction in your electricity bill isn’t the only advantage to solar panels; they are a renewable energy source and have low maintenance costs.
For any help and advice on the information in the blog, contact a helpful member of our team on 0115896 5460 or visit our website flameuk.co.uk
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Understand your business, and it’s requirements, Flame UK will look at a cost reduction plan in line with your future business aspirations. And you will be provided with an account manager so that you will have full support through your ongoing requirements.
Allow and encourage staff to layer up in winter. In a three bedroom semi-detached house, turning down the heating just by one degree can save £85 – £90 a year, imagine what it would be in a place of work!
Do you clean your air conditioning filters? Replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can lower the energy used by your air conditioning, by between 5% – 15%.
Air conditioning unit
A final tip is to spend some time educating your employees on how to save energy. Encourage them to turn off appliances when they aren’t in use and explain the benefits of energy-saving.
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With the constant barrage of Energy Supplier price increases, now is the time to act and freeze prices in their tracks. If your business energy contracts is due within the next 12 months you can secure rates at April 2019 prices. The best way to find the cheapest tariff is to switch to a new supplier who are keen to attract you as a new customer as not all suppliers will offer you favourable renewal rates.
Terminate existing contract
The whole process is very simple and can be completed in 3 simple steps, whereby Flame UK do all of the hard work for you to make the energy switch a painless and seamless transaction. Firstly, it is imperative to provide sufficient notice to the incumbent supplier as without this they will roll your contract onto uncompetitive rates for a further 12 months. We handle this whole process for you once we receive a letter of authority from you, so you can be guaranteed that the relevant notice is given in line with the suppliers terms and conditions allowing you the ability to move Suppliers.
Full Supplier Price Comparison
We then confirm all of your meter and consumption details with your current supplier to provide the most accurate and competitive rates for you. Flame Uk obtain quotes directly from the suppliers and provide you with a full price comparison on all appropriate suppliers for your business along with different contract length options. This is a totally free service and rates will be secured on your behalf once you have decided which contract would be best for you.
Transfer your meter and manage your contract
We then handle the whole switching package on your behalf to ensure a smooth and seamless transfer to your new supplier once your old contract ends. Throughout the contract period we are always on hand to resolve any energy problems should they arise, rather than waiting in queue’s within Supplier call centres and you have a dedicated account manager at Flame Uk as your point of contact.
It couldn’t be a simpler way to save money on your utilities. Call 0115 8965460 to discuss prices today.
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