Run an energy comparison and save an average of £100*
*You could save an average of £100: Between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020, people who switched energy supplier for gas only with Uswitch saved an average of £100.
The energy market is packed full of great gas-only plans. You don’t need to be on a dual fuel energy plan – one that incorporates both gas and electricity – to be able to use an energy comparison site to comb through available gas tariffs to find the best deal for you. Whether you’re looking to save money, reduce your carbon footprint or just find a supplier with great customer service, there’s a deal out there for you.
Gas-only plans differ from dual fuel plans in that they only supply gas to your home. Your bill will only cover your gas usage, so you’ll need to set up a separate electricity plan, which will be billed separately.
Dual fuel tariffs are often assumed to be the cheapest option, but that’s not always true. If you want to find cheap gas prices, then keep an open mind about combining gas-only tariffs with electricity-only plans. You lose the convenience of having one consolidated bill, but you could enjoy significant savings by way of compensation.
The main reason for comparing gas prices is to save money by making sure you’re always on the best possible deal. A deal which was best when you signed up might not be the best now. It’s easy to run a comparison on all the UK’s best energy suppliers with just a few clicks – enter your postcode into the box at the top of the page to get started.
We cover a huge range of suppliers so you can find the very best deals, including:
Yes – a smart meter simply tracks how much energy you’re using, so will happily work with gas-only deals. If you’re looking to get a smart meter fitted as part of a new deal, then a range of suppliers will be more than happy to fit one. This ensures accurate meter readings, which in turns means you only ever pay for your actual usage, not an estimate. It’s worth remembering, though, that if you change provider and already have a smart meter, your meter may become ‘dumb’ and you’ll have to start taking manual readings again.
Yes, but it’s not easy. Unlike renewable electricity, green gas is much more difficult to generate, and this is reflected not just in its limited availability but also its cost. Most of the time, your gas usage is simply offset by the provider via various green initiatives, rather than being green itself.
However, if you’re desperate to find a gas plan that actually uses green gas, check out one of the following green providers:
Green Energy UK (100% green gas)
OVO Energy (15% green gas)
Bulb (10% green gas)
Ecotricity (5% green gas)
As you can see, most green gas deals settle for a percentage of renewable sources and being carbon neutral.
This depends on the deals you find. Dual fuel plans are, obviously, extremely convenient, giving you only one direct debit and one bill to worry about each month, but paying for your fuels separately can land you great deals. Don’t assume dual fuel always means the best deal – for example, it may be that a combination of gas on a variable tariff and electricity on a fixed plan represents the best value for your money.
You can change at any time (so long as it’s been 28 days since your last switch), but you will have to pay any exit fees that may be due if you’re currently on a fixed rate tariff. If you’re 42-49 days from the end of your fixed contract you can change without penalty, or look at suppliers like Octopus Energy who are willing to pay off your exit fees, as this gives you the freedom to leave without losing money.
Yes, you can change from a gas-only plan to another gas-only plan, from a dual fuel to a gas-only plan (you will need to set up an electricity-only plan too) or from a gas-only to a dual fuel plan. Just make sure you’re not in energy debt and be prepared to pay any energy contract exit fees that may apply.
Every 28 days – this doesn’t mean early exit fees won’t apply, though.