Step 5 – Negotiate a better energy deal
The quickest way to save money on your energy bills is to switch to a cheaper energy deal.
This step will show you how to reduce the bills that you get from your energy retailer. This involves calling them up to see if they can improve your deal or switching to another retailer who can give you a better offer. This chapter lists the questions you need to ask to ensure that you come out on top.
This step also discusses lesser known billing issues such as ‘time-of-use’ pricing; and how the type of meter you have can make a difference to how you’re billed and how much you pay.
Finally, we give examples of how some small businesses have been overcharged through incorrect billing and what they did to rectify it.
If you use more than 100MWh of power a year, it may pay to take advantage of the expertise of an energy consultant, especially when moving premises, reviewing or negotiating energy contracts or changing your business operations.