Leading energy consultants Utility Aid have extended their award winning service into the care sector in a bid to help thousands of care homes across the country to save millions on their utility bills. The timely move comes as further hikes in energy costs are set to hit the care sector hard.
Launched in 2002, Utility Aid have helped over 2,000 charities and leading businesses to save tens of millions on energy bills, as well as reducing carbon footprint and energy dependency. With energy costs expected to continue rising in 2014, the amount being unnecessarily spent across the care sector is set to rise significantly further.
Utility Aid will provide each care home with a bespoke energy service solution to reduce energy consumption and work with leading energy suppliers to negotiate the best deals. This will allow care homes to put savings to good use elsewhere.
As well as helping to reduce energy consumption and costs, Utility Aid will also validate client’s invoices – up to 60% of utility invoices are inaccurate – and introduce smart metering, which will allow care homes to better monitor their energy usage.
Utility Aid provides a simple and easy to understand energy proposals across the following services:
• Free Energy Audit
• Competitive tariffs
• Invoice Validation
• AMR (Smart Metering)
• Wholesale Trading
• Renewable options
• Energy Efficiency solutions
• Business energy switching Platform
To help seed its service into the 12,500 plus care homes across the UK, Utility Aid will work with Logicare Plus, the foremost member benefits organisation for the care sector.
The Abbeyfield Society is just one organisation within the care sector to have benefited from Utility Aid’s consultancy, having saved 40% on electricity bills and 29% on gas bills across their care homes in the last two years alone. Christine Burton, Bursar at Abbeyfield Furness Care Home, said, “We found it was becoming increasingly time consuming to negotiate our own contracts, and with so many pricing variables and suppliers, more confusing.
“Utility Aid have always notified us in plenty of time for contract renewals and acted efficiently in providing the necessary paperwork. As brokers, everything is sent via them so there is no need to deal with suppliers directly, saving me a lot of time.”
Giles Hankinson, CEO of Utility Aid said, “As dealing with energy suppliers becomes more complex and time consuming we wanted to develop a product which takes the hassle out of managing the utilities for care homes.
“We will be working with the care sector to help free up vital time and resources, allowing care homes to devote more time and resources to the people they work with.”
For further information on how Utility Aid can help your care home please contact William Campbell on 0808 178 2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.