How to cut your business electric rates by avoiding these 3 mistakes
Overlooking a few very small and simple practices can cost your business. But by simply being aware of how you can reduce your business electric bill and avoiding these mistakes you can save as much as 70% on your power costs. Your energy account is not just based on your business electric rates but on many other factors as well. Take these factors into consideration and you can start increasing your profit literally overnight.1. Not signing a contract
When businesses move to new premises they often find that the energy is available to them despite the absence of a contract. Many of these new businesses fall into the trap of continuing to pay the accounts that come to them without considering a contract. Contracts offer a lower risk to the power supplier and therefore they offer lower business electric rates.2. Not using energy saving equipment
Old appliances tend to draw more power than newer ones and while the cost of replacing them may seem high, an attitude of Ďif it isnít broken, donít fix ití may land up costing you thousands in high electric bills. Starting with globes, which not only last longer but use less energy, to appliances, that not only use less electricity but also have auto power off functions. These turn a machine, such as a photo-copier or computer monitor, off when it has not been in use for a period of time. Relying on stand-by mode is just as costly.3. Allowing the contract to roll over to a new fixed period
All contracts are for fixed periods. Once you are ready to sign a new contract bear in mind that there have been brand new advances in technology not to mention new suppliers, newer packages and business electric rates that are lower than what you are currently paying. Many companies allow their contacts to simply roll over into the next phase instead of contacting a broker such as PCM Switch to help them find a lower rate or better deal.
Besides these top 3 mistakes that are commonly made by businesses you also we have many tips for reducing you electricity bill at your disposal. While getting better business electric rates can bring the costs down substantially, so too can eliminating waste of energy by changing your habits and turning the power off when it is not needed. PCM Switch Business energy advisors are on standby waiting for your call.
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