Run an energy comparison and save an average of £147*
*You could save an average of £147: Between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020, people who switched energy supplier for gas-only with Uswitch saved an average of £147.
While a lot of customers are on dual fuel energy deals, many are on plans that only incorporate either electricity or gas, because that’s all they use. It’s important, then, for those on gas-only plans to be able to compare and switch as easily as those on dual fuel plans to help save money.
Gas-only plans differ from dual fuel plans in that they only supply gas to your home. Electricity plans will need to be set up separately. Your bill on a gas-only plan will, therefore, only be for your gas use, you will get a separate bill for electricity as and when you sign up to an electricity-only tariff.
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 gas-only tariffs. You lose the convenience of having one consolidated bill, but you might make significant savings this way too.
The main reason 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.
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 it works with gas-only deals. If you’re looking to get a smart meter then you can find providers that will happily fit them. This helps ensure the price you pay will always be accurate to your usage. It’s worth remembering, though, that if you change provider and already have a smart meter, your meter might 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 actually offset by the provider in various green initiatives, rather than being green itself.
If you are keen on being green with your gas, providers include:
Green Energy UK
Keep in mind that 100% green gas is even harder to find, 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 – it may be that a combination like gas on a variable tariff and electricity on a fixed plan is what lands you 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. If you’re 49 days from the end of your fixed contract you can change without penalty. Look into providers that are willing to pay off your exit fees, like Octopus, 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. You just have to make sure you’re not in energy debt and don’t have any energy contract exit fees.
Every 28 days – this doesn’t mean early exit fees won’t apply, though.