Farmers could save thousands of pounds on their electricity and gas bills if they shop around for the best deal. Now, Farmers Weekly can help you do that.
With farm incomes constantly under pressure, farmers have to keep a sharp eye on their business costs.
So Farmers Weekly has launched a new service to help farmers reduce costs in one important area – energy bills.
Farmers Weekly Energy Switch combines smart technology with human experts to navigate the complex business energy market and find the best deals on electricity and gas for your farm.
Visit Farmers Weekly Energy Switch now.
The savings can be sizeable, particularly in sectors such as dairy, pig and poultry, which are particularly heavy users of electricity.
The average dairy farm in the UK spends about £30,000/year on electricity alone, so any significant reduction can make a real difference to the bottom line.
But most farms could probably get a better deal on their electricity and gas, if they had the time and the expertise.
Of course, farmers have been able to shop around and switch electricity and gas suppliers for decades.
But that’s a lot harder to do for business customers than it is for consumers.
The business energy market is much more complex – and less transparent – than the consumer sector.
Some farm businesses get caught out by contracts with attractive headline unit rates, without realising the full impact of other charges.
Because of this complexity, the automated energy-switching services that work well for consumer energy customers are not suited to business energy customers – you need a human expert involved.
To deliver this service, Farmers Weekly has teamed up with the leading player in business energy switching – Bionic.
It has 13 years’ experience of finding better business energy deals, and its team of almost 200 experts has already helped more than 250,000 business cut their energy bills, with an average saving of £725/year.
Farm businesses, which can be heavy users of electricity and gas, could save far more.
To find out more, and see how much you could save on your farm energy bills, just go to the Farmers Weekly website and click on the “Energy Switch” link on the top menu.
Farmers Weekly Energy Switch: How it works
Finding a cheaper deal for your gas and electricity is a simple, three-step process:
Step 1: On our website, enter your business address. We’ll use industry data to understand your energy usage.
Step 2: One of our experts will use this information to search for the best deals available on the market to suit your specific energy usage. They will then present their findings back to you in a short phone call – usually no more than 10 minutes.
Step 3: If you then decide to switch providers, we’ll take care of everything to make the change. And you don’t have to worry about better deals emerging in future – we’ll keep monitoring the changing energy market, finding you the best deals year after year.