Energy switching

Energy switching

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LATEST: Due to the current energy pricing situation you may not be able to find a better deal by switching supplier. If you don’t find a better tariff than the one you’re on it’s probably better to wait until deals are available again. For more information visit the Citizens Advice page about switching energy supplier.

If you haven’t looked at how much you’re paying for your energy and shopped around for the best deal, there is a good chance that you are paying far more than you need to. Just as you would compare prices for car insurance or a mobile phone contract it’s often worthwhile to shop around for your energy supplier.

Before you switch it’s a good idea to check whether you’re eligible for the Warm Home Discount Scheme which can give you to up to £140 off your bill. Not every supplier offers it, so that’s why it’s important to find out before you switch.

Energy switch options

There’s a vast difference between the cost of different tariffs and the ways to pay, for example prepayment and credit meters. Even if you stay with the same supplier, there are tariffs that could be cheaper for you such as on-peak and off-peak type tariffs or low energy user tariffs.

Looking online can be a great way to get started when shopping around for energy. Citizen’s Advice has a simple energy comparison service.

View a list of Ofgem accredited energy comparison sites.

These are independent, and the options and prices you find on them will be calculated and displayed in a fair and accurate way – meaning you can be confident when shopping for energy.

If you have a prepayment meter you can still find out whether switching energy supplier could get you a better deal.

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Warm Home Check

Our free Warm Home Check Service can help you get ready for winter. Get in contact now.

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