The good news is that cutting your utility bills is not only quick and easy, it's also incredibly worthwhile.

You could free up hundreds of pounds a year simply by switching to a different gas, electricity or broadband supplier!

If you're going to switch it makes sense to cut your bills by as much as possible.

Here's how can help you find the utility companies that will help you to save the most.

1. Discover

You shouldn't just go for the utility company that advertises the biggest savings or the best buy deal.

The smart way to switch suppliers is to work out your usage and find the cheapest tariff that fits; this will help you to save far more in the long run.

Our Utility Guides show you the easiest and most accurate way to do this, and also reveal a host of other easy ways that you can cut your utility bills without any hassle.

Our Action Plans walk you through the process of switching suppliers step-by-step so you can be confident you're not paying a penny more than you need to.

If you have any questions about switching supplier, working out your usage, or want to find out how other people have got on with a particular utility company, you can ask the community. Whatever you need to know you can rely on our friendly members to share their knowledge and experience with you.

2. Search

Once you've found out how to save by switching it's time to do your research.

Our utilities comparison tables make it easy for you to compare your options side by side.

You'll be able to see which gas and electricity companies offer the biggest discounts, and search for broadband suppliers that offer the fastest speeds in your area for the lowest price.

You can use our ready made comparison tables to get a clear idea of what's on offer from each of the utility companies listed. While our Advanced Search makes it easy to narrow down your options and find the tariffs and deals that match your exact requirements.

3. Compare

You should compare the best options with your current deal so that you can see which utility company will end up saving you most.

Use recent utility bills to find out how much you're paying per unit for gas and electricity, and check what's included with your current broadband package and whether it suits your usage.

Once you have this information to hand you'll be in a position to compare alternatives on a like for like basis so that you're able to make an informed choice about which supplier is likely to help you save the most.

You should also find out whether you're tied into a fixed term contract and if so whether there are any penalties for switching before it ends. If you will be penalised you'll need to consider whether switching now is still worth your while financially, or if you'd be better of staying with your current provider until the deal end date.

4. Switch

Once you've found the deal that will help you achieve the biggest savings it's time to switch.

Click through from our utility comparison tables and you'll be able to apply for your new deal direct.

There's unlikely to be any disruption to your supply or service and you'll start seeing the savings as soon as the switch is complete.

Just make sure you note down any contract or fixed term end date so you remember to review your options again and save more when the time comes!