As you start to get into a Thrifty Sustainability mindset, you will cut back on your energy usage to save money, and to help our environment. It is also worth checking that you aren’t paying too much for your energy with your current energy provider. Can you switch energy providers to save money on your gas and electricity bills?
It is worth taking the time to compare prices and tariffs with various energy providers, to ensure that you are getting the best deal… If you aren’t, then switch energy providers and this is where you could potentially save a lot of money if you are paying over the odds with your current provider.
You need to ensure that you are on the best tariff for your type of energy use. This applies to gas, electricity or both.
So how do you check to make sure you are with the best energy provider for your needs?
1) Find out who your current energy supplier is and which tariff you are on with them.
You can do this by:
- checking your bills to see which company sent them – the tariff you are on will also be referenced on the bill
- contacting the landlord or a previous tenant if you are renting
- or, if you have no clue where to start, by entering your postcode in the comparison tool below and following the advice provided on the comparison page that you are directed to
2) Once you know who your provider is and which tariff you are on, you are ready to compare providers and tariffs to ensure you get the best deal for you. For instance if you have both gas and electricity, is it cheaper to get both from the same supplier, is it cheaper to get a fixed tariff or a variable tariff, are there any special offers that you can take advantage of by changing suppliers?
To make a comparison you will need to have to hand the following: Your postcode, typical energy consumption, current provider and tariff details… all of which should appear on your latest energy bill or bills. If you do not know your typical energy consumption there are tools and advice available once you enter your postcode below.
Here is the comparison tool that will take you through everything step-by-step and which could help you to switch energy providers and save money on your energy bills.
Tip – You can also save money with many suppliers by paying your bills by monthly direct debit.
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