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Run an energy comparison and save an average of £387*

*You could save an average of £387: Between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020, people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with Uswitch saved an average of £387.

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Why compare energy suppliers?

Comparing energy suppliers is an essential part of looking for a new energy deal. By looking at multiple providers you can get a good idea of the sort of prices you should be paying and which ones are the best value. There are more factors than pricing when it comes to finding the best energy supplier, and that’s something you’ll only discover by running an energy comparison and, of course, reading energy supplier guides. 

How do I make an energy comparison?

Energy comparisons can be completed in four simple steps:

1. Enter your postcode

By telling us where you are located we can narrow down our search to energy suppliers in your area.

2. Tell us about your current plan

Let us know how much you pay or how much energy you use each month so our prices can best reflect your estimated monthly cost.

3. Compare energy prices and pick one

We’ll list all the best deals around, you can filter by fuel, payment method and more - just pick the one that’s best for you.

4. Switch in seconds

All we need is your address and bank details to get the ball rolling on your energy switch, which will be complete in just 21 days. 

What should I look for when I do an energy comparison?

When viewing the range of energy plans available, you can filter them by the following options:

Fixed price and variable plans

Fixed price energy plans ensure that the price you pay per unit of energy you use stays the same until the end of your contract. Variable energy plans are subject to change, so your monthly fees may go up or down.

Single or dual fuel plans

Single fuel plans are aimed at those who only use gas or electricity, while dual fuel plans are aimed at those who use both. 

Energy exit fees

Exit fees are usually added to energy plans to guard against customers leaving the plans early. You can still leave, but you’ll have to pay a certain amount per fuel you’re signed up to. Some plans don’t have exit fees - you can filter your results to see which ones.

Payment methods 

You can pay for your energy in a variety of ways, including by direct debit at various times throughout the year, or via a prepayment meter, which ensures you only pay for the energy you use. There are options to suit all methods here.

Green energy

Energy providers are increasingly moving towards a green mentality, but if you want to be 100% sure your energy is green then use our handy filter.

Which energy suppliers does Money.co.uk run electricity price comparisons for?

We cover a huge range of suppliers so you can find the very best deals. The providers we list include:

  • British Gas

  • E.ON

  • OVO

  • Green Network Energy

  • Avro Energy

  • Shell Energy

  • nPower

  • ESB

  • EDF

  • E.ON

  • Octopus

  • Bulb

  • SSE

  • ScottishPower

Which suppliers offer single fuel?

Plenty of leading names will offer you single fuel deals including: 

  • ScottishPower

  • British Gas

  • SSE

  • Bristol Energy

  • SO Energy

  • E.ON

Compare energy for smart meter plans

The majority of suppliers have plans that come with smart meter options. Some plans are offered at an extra value price so long as you agree to have a smart meter fitted. Some smart meters go dumb if you switch away from the supplier that installed it, depending on what generation it is - it may be worth making sure that any smart meter you have installed is a SMETS2 meter, which doesn’t have that issue.

FAQs  

Is it cheaper to buy gas and electric together?

Sometimes. People often think a dual fuel plan is cheaper than two separate plans, but this isn’t guaranteed. Certainly, it is more convenient, especially if you end up having different start dates on your gas and electricity only plans that can make arranging a switch a bit trickier, but not always cheaper.

Does green gas and electric cost more?

Renewable electricity can cost more if your supplier requires you to pay a premium for it, either as a special plan or as an added fee on your current plan. Green gas is harder to generate than electricity, so you may be looking at higher monthly costs for any gas that is renewable

What do I do if my old energy supplier has gone into administration?

Don’t worry, any customers of a failed energy company will be transferred to a new supplier, this means you’ll not lose any energy supply in the interim but it does mean you’ll be on what is called a ‘deemed tariff’, which is usually an expensive standard variable tariff. If your energy supplier has gone bust, you need to sort out an energy switch as soon as possible so you don’t end up spending more than necessary. 

When can I make an energy switch?

You can make an energy switch at any time. If you’re 49 days from the end of your fixed contract you can change without penalty. Some suppliers will even pay your exit fees if it means gaining a new customer. 

Can I switch energy supplier in a rented house?

You should read your tenancy agreement carefully to find out if you can change energy suppliers in a rented property. If you are responsible for paying for energy, your landlord may allow you to change supplier. If the landlord is responsible, you’ll probably have to stay as you are.

What is Economy 7 and Economy 10?

These are special energy plans that help you save money on electricity by pricing it differently at peak and off-peak times. Economy 7 gives you seven hours of off-peak pricing, and Economy 10 gives you ten. You will need a special meter fitted and you need to be able to move the majority of your energy usage to these lower-priced night-time hours to make it worthwhile.

Can I switch gas supplier or electricity supplier only?

You can change suppliers in any way you see fit, either from dual fuel to two single fuels or vice versa. You will still have to pay any exit fees if these are part of your plan. You can’t change supplier for half your dual fuel plan and carry on as normal with the other, though. 

How often can I switch energy suppliers?

Every 28 days – this doesn’t mean early exit fees won’t apply, though.

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