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If you own a restaurant or a café business, you will know that the energy costs are a major part of your regular business expense. For those businesses that are on variable tariffs, if wholesale electricity and gas prices rise, your business will also see the rise in your electricity and gas bills.
For businesses like restaurants and cafes, it is important not just to keep an eye on your electricity and gas bills but also keep an eye on your electricity and gas contracts. If your energy contract expires and you do not sign up a new one or renew your contract, you will by paying very high prices as being a customer on deemed rates.
Use Business Energy price comparison (link to price comparison page) to see the current electricity and gas tariffs and switch to one of them that suits you the best. Being a restaurant owner, can also be a daunting challenge that will keep you busy and owners often neglect to search around for best available tariffs. That is where Business Energy Shop comes in.
With over 18 years of experience in working with restaurants of all sizes and types spread across the UK, we can help our business customer find the best deals for their electricity and gas. Our trained energy advisers can work with you and explain you all the best options available out there. They can even help you with your current billing inquiries, meter reading issues or your energy usage at your business.
Usually when you get your electricity or gas bills for your restaurant, most of the cost you will see is the unit rate, standing charge and any VAT or tax on the bill. However, there are other hidden costs that are also part of your electricity and gas bill, such as:
Most restaurants have two places with highest energy usage; the first is, of course, the kitchen and the second is the dining area. In the kitchen, both gas and electricity are used for cooking; and lighting and air-conditioning for the dining area. By keeping an eye on the energy usage in these areas and having energy efficiency equipment can reduce energy consumption in your restaurant; thus, bringing the cost of electricity and gas down.
According to a recent survey by Carbon Trust, the UK business industry wastes more than £7 million a day due to poor measures in reducing gas and electricity usage.