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The energy market is complex and influenced by many factors. Anything from supply and demand balance, through to political issues, can play a part in the cost of your overall bill.
A recent example of this is a spike in oil prices, due to escalation in the Middle East. This saw prices rise to $80 a barrel - the highest since 2014 - and has driven up electricity and gas prices over recent weeks.
Why energy prices are on an upward trend
As well as increases in wholesale costs, other costs in your bill have been rising too. To help reduce carbon emissions, stimulate investments in renewable technologies and keep the lights on, the government launched a series of support schemes.
These schemes include the renewable obligation and capacity market. The consensus is that these costs will continue to rise over the coming years.
Our advice to you
Use a Smart Meter to save energy (and money)
Smart Meters are electronic meters that monitor your gas and electricity usage and send readings to your supplier automatically. With a Smart Meter, you’ll never be overcharged for energy again.
Automated readings and your very own display unit enable you to shine a light on times of high usage. So, you know where to reduce your energy to make the most impact.
Here are some other benefits:
Heard bad things? Let’s do some myth-busting...
Smart Meter data is protected by an Advanced Encryption Standard which is even more complex than that used for internet banking.
The installation doesn’t cost a thing. If anything, Smart Meters will make your bills cheaper as you’ll have accurate information to help reduce your energy spend.
Energy suppliers normally install meters between 8am and 6pm on weekdays. If that doesn’t work for you, they’ll often try to find a time that does – at FSB Energy, we can help with this if you switch suppliers with us.
This shouldn’t stop you from getting one, but it’s best to let your landlord know beforehand.
Public Health England (PHE) states there is no evidence to suggest that exposure to the radio waves produced by Smart Meters poses any health risk.
Renew your contract as early as you can
To reduce your vulnerability to price rises and potentially save money in the long-term, we recommend you secure a contract now. The sooner you act, the further you stay ahead of the market.
When renewing your energy contract, speed of execution and timing are key.
Simple ways save even more money by saving energy:
A surprising number of businesses are paying to heat empty rooms in their premises or unoccupied buildings at night. And how many times have you found yourself opening a window because a heated room is too hot? To save energy, make sure thermostats are working and adjusted to the weather conditions.
This is the optimum temperature for hot water. Any hotter could be dangerous as well as waste energy.
Draught-proofing doors and windows is another cheap but extremely effective way to cut energy bills.
Many energy suppliers offer energy audits to help your business identify where you can save energy. Contact your supplier to find out more.