How to switch your business gas
You've come to the right place to find a better deal on
your business gas contract. At Make It
Cheaper, we've been saving small businesses money on their gas
bills since 2007. Here are the answers to some questions you might
have about how we do it.
How can you make my
business gas bills cheaper?
Some people think they are tied to their business gas supplier -
but that's definitely not true. Business gas is a hugely
competitive market, with the Big Six energy
companies and a number of smaller, suppliers all vying for
These suppliers can offer you a range of different tariffs and
benefits, depending on your business' situation. You can switch
between these suppliers - and this is where we come in.
We save you time as well as money. Consider how long it would
take to call around all the business energy suppliers to get a set
of individual quotes. Our customers say that, on average, it would
take them at least half a day.
We can reduce that time to just a few minutes if you get in
touch with us. Our job is to compare the range of gas tariffs
available for your business, so whether you're looking for cheaper
prices or great customer service, we can recommend the best tariffs
Can I switch my business gas immediately?
If you want to switch your business gas, you first need
to check your contract end date.
Business energy contracts are usually fixed for a certain term,
most often between 1 and 3 years. Throughout this term, your prices
won't change, but you'll also be unable to end your contract early
without incurring a significant penalty.
This is why you need to wait for your 'switching window' before
you can switch to another business gas supplier. This window varies
between different energy suppliers - it can be as long as 4 months
or as short as 30 days.
If you're within your switching window, you will be able to
switch your business gas tariff. Energy suppliers are not always
proactive about making your renewal window clear, because failure
to act means you roll over onto much
higher rates when your contract finishes. If you're not
sure when your contract is ending, give your energy supplier a
call to find out.
If you find out that your renewal rate is some time in the
future, let us know and we'll make a
note on our system. This means you can forget all about it in the
knowledge that we will get in contact when the right time comes.
Similarly, if you set up a contract with us, we are motivated to
get in touch with you when your contract is due for renewal because
we want to help you get the best deal on the next one.
What will it cost to switch my business gas?
Switching your business gas contract with Make It Cheaper is
free. Simple as that.
How can you offer your gas switching service for free?
Our service is free of charge because the energy suppliers we
work with pay us a small commission when customers sign up. We
remain 100% impartial because we are not aligned with any energy
companies. Instead, we search the whole market to find the best
deals for your business - and provide you with all the options
How do I get my free quote?
If you want to find out how much you could save on your business
gas bills, give our business saving experts a call
today on 0800 970 0077. If possible, try to have the
following to hand:
- Your contract end dates
- A recent business gas bill
- Your renewal letter/renewal prices.
But don't worry if you don't have
these things to hand - we can still help you!
How do I switch my business gas?
Once we've found you a business gas quote that you're happy
with, we'll take care of the switching process for you. All you
need to do is send a termination letter to your current supplier
within your switching window to let them know that you're going to
leave them - and that's only if you're switching to a new
We've provided a template for you. Simply fill in the form
and we'll generate a document that you can print out and put in the
After this, we'll do all the administration to get you set up
with your new contract. If you've moved into new business premises,
we can have your supply connected within just 4 - 6 weeks.
Alternatively, many of our customers prefer to request a specific
date for the supply transfer.
Will my business gas supply be interrupted?
We can assure you with 100% certainty that your business gas
supply will never be interrupted.
This is because the pipes that supply your gas do not change. No
physical work needs to take place at your premises to enable the
switch to happen, so there's absolutely no risk of an interrupted
The only difference you should notice is the company that's
billing you and the size of your bills.
Why should I trust you?
We work with the 'Big Six' business energy suppliers and a whole
range of smaller energy suppliers who cater specifically for small
businesses. We have strong, direct relationships with each of these
suppliers, offering our customers with one of the most
comprehensive business gas switching services on the market. We
have a proven track record of saving UK businesses significant
amounts on their overheads - you can read some of these saving
stories in our case studies section.
And finally, as a small business ourselves, we understand your
needs better than anyone. Call us today on
0800 970 0077 to save up to 30% on your business gas