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Why is it important to compare energy tariffs?2024-02-15T12:02:32+00:00

Comparing energy tariffs is important to ensure you are getting the best deal for your electricity and gas supply. Prices and terms vary significantly between suppliers, so comparison can help you save money and find a tariff that suits your energy usage and needs.

How can I compare energy tariffs?2024-02-15T12:03:51+00:00

You can compare energy tariffs by using online comparison tools and websites. These platforms allow you to input your energy usage details and preferences to find and compare different tariffs and suppliers available in your area.

What information do I need to compare energy tariffs?2024-02-15T12:05:36+00:00

To accurately compare energy tariffs, you will need:

  • Your current energy supplier and tariff name
  • Your annual energy consumption in kWh (kilowatt-hours) or your monthly/quarterly bills
  • Your postcode to check the availability of tariffs in your area
Can I switch tariffs if I rent my property?2024-02-15T12:09:49+00:00

Yes, if you’re directly responsible for paying the energy bills, you typically have the right to switch tariffs or suppliers. However, it’s always best to check your rental agreement or discuss with your landlord first.

What should I do if I’m moving business premises?2022-06-15T11:27:05+00:00

If you’re moving business premises, there are a number of things you need to do:

  • Contact your energy provider and tell them when you’ll be leaving the premises
  • Provide a final meter reading and keep a copy for your records
  • Leave Direct Debits in place until your contract has been fully terminated.

When you get to your new business premises it’s essential you set up a new energy contract as soon as possible to prevent you from being overcharged for your business energy:

  • Take meter readings as soon as you move in
  • Compare energy prices as soon as possible
  • Choose a new supplier and give them your meter readings and confirm the date you moved in
What information do I need if I want to switch business energy?2022-06-15T11:26:20+00:00

You will need to make sure you’re choosing the best deal for your business when switching your business energy supplier. To accurately compare quotes, you will need the following details which you’ll find on your energy bill:

  • Your supplier name
  • Your monthly payment amount
  • Current energy consumption and unit rate (kWh)
  • Your MPAN number, also known as supplier number

With this information, you will be able to compare new quotes against your current rate. When you find the right deal for you, you can switch your business energy.

Compare electricity only2022-02-15T07:32:32+00:00

Compare electricity only In Great Britain, around four million households do not use mains gas for heating, according to Ofgem. Just over half of all non-gas households use electricity as their primary heating source.

If you don’t require a gas tariff for your home, you can search for separate electricity-only tariffs. When you compare energy prices with Uswitch, we’ll ask if you use gas in your home. If you answer no, we’ll show you electricity-only tariffs that could save you money.

If you use both gas and electricity but want to compare tariffs from different suppliers, you can choose to see these separately by choosing ‘show me electricity plans’ on your results page.

Compare gas only2022-02-15T07:55:28+00:00

Compare gas only while most households use electricity and will require both an electricity and gas plan, you can also choose to have separate brokers and suppliers or tariffs for each fuel.

There are a number of gas-only suppliers and many standard energy suppliers also offer separate gas-only tariffs.

If you’d like to compare gas tariffs with Energy tariffs, simply run an energy comparison and select ‘show me gas-only plans’ on your results page. You’ll be able to easily compare gas-only plans and dual-fuel tariffs to see which is the best energy deal for you.

Can I switch to the same energy supplier?2021-09-20T11:51:57+00:00

If you don’t want to switch energy suppliers, you still might be able to find a cheap gas and electricity deal with an energy tariff. If you haven’t switched energy before it’s likely that you’re on your provider’s standard variable or default tariff, which is typically the most expensive type of plan on offer. You can use an energy tariff to switch to a cheaper energy deal from your current provider if you’re happy with the service but want to save on your energy bills.

What if the cheapest energy supplier is one I haven’t heard of?2021-09-20T11:50:23+00:00

We only work with trusted energy suppliers and run a yearly customer satisfaction report so you can see how each supplier performs in a wide range of categories from customer service to value for money, green services to smart meter installation. Click on ‘plan info’ in your energy comparison results and we’ll show you the supplier’s star rating based on real customer reviews. You can also learn more about each of the suppliers we work with here.

Which is the best energy supplier?2021-09-20T11:49:32+00:00

The best gas and electricity supplier for you won’t necessarily be the cheapest. You can use Uswitch to filter by what’s important to you, whether that’s a large supplier or one that offers green energy plans.

We also know customer service is important, so we’ve assigned each supplier star ratings based on our energy customer satisfaction report to help you compare energy suppliers, from the well-known ‘big six’ to the smaller suppliers you might not be so familiar with.

Which is the cheapest energy supplier?2021-09-20T11:48:54+00:00

The cheapest energy supplier for someone else isn’t necessarily the cheapest for you. That’s why we compare energy suppliers tailored to you to get the best energy deals.

Energy suppliers vary their pricing by region and your bill will also depend on your usage. Different energy suppliers also target different types of household, so some might offer their cheapest gas and electricity deal to a family home with high usage, while someone living alone with low usage might find a cheap energy deal with a different supplier.

Won’t the price cap cut my energy bills?2021-09-20T11:48:19+00:00

Ofgem’s Default Tariff Cap, better known as the energy price cap, sets a maximum rate that suppliers can charge for their standard variable or default tariffs. While this price cap currently stops suppliers charging more than £1,277 on average for standard variable tariffs, these are typically the most expensive type of tariffs and prices can rise when the cap is reviewed twice a year. When the price cap was previously changed in October 2020, the cheapest fixed tariff at that time was more than £200 cheaper than the price cap level. Find out more about the energy price cap in our guide.

When is the best time to switch energy supplier?2021-09-20T11:47:26+00:00

If you’re on your supplier’s standard or default tariff, now’s the time to switch energy. If you’re on one of these plans it’s very likely that you can get a cheaper energy deal by switching to a fixed plan. If you’re already on a fixed deal, you might want to wait until you can switch without having to pay any exit fees. This is normally around 49 days before your contract comes to an end. To maximise your savings, it’s a good habit to switch every time your fixed plan is due to end. Not sure when your plan ends? Compare energy prices with us and we’ll let you know if you can switch without exit fees.

How can I get a cheap gas and electricity deal?2021-09-20T11:46:58+00:00

To find the cheapest gas and electricity deals you’ll need to shop around once your fixed plan has ended. After your plan’s end date you’ll likely be rolled onto a standard tariff, which is the most expensive type of plan.

If you’ve never switched or haven’t done so for a while, it’s likely you can find a cheaper energy deal in minutes with Uswitch. Simply enter a few details and search for a cheap energy deal.

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You might not even need to switch away from your supplier to find a cheap energy tariff. Check to see if your current supplier has a cheap gas and electricity deal on offer — the cheapest energy supplier for you could be the one you’re already with.

Why are my energy bills so high?2021-09-20T11:45:42+00:00

Your gas and electricity bills are largely dependent on usage, but there are other reasons your bills might have gone up recently:

1. Your fixed price plan ended

A fixed price energy plan protects against price rises. These plans do end though, and when they do you get automatically rolled on to a new plan with different rates. This is often a standard variable tariff or default tariff, the most expensive type of energy plan on offer.

2. Your energy supplier has raised prices

If you’re on a standard variable or default tariff, your energy supplier can raise their gas and electricity prices at any time.

3. Your bills are based on estimated meter readings

Check that your bill is based on actual readings of your gas and electricity meters rather than estimated ones. It’s important to take your own readings so that you get charged accurately. Or consider getting a smart meter, which provides real-time meter readings and can help you monitor your energy usage — you can request one from your supplier or switch to a smart meter tariff.

Which energy company has the cheapest tariff?2021-08-22T15:06:42+00:00

Which is the cheapest electricity supplier? The cost of electricity tariffs can vary from supplier to supplier and month to month. In general, the cheapest electricity suppliers are British Gas Lite, Energy Tariff. However, it’s important to check all the deals currently available before you switch.

What is a good price for energy?2021-08-22T15:03:27+00:00

The average electricity rate is 13.19 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). The average price a residential customer in the United States pays for electricity is 13.31 cents per kWh.

What is a standing rate?2021-08-21T08:34:17+00:00

A standing charge is a fixed cost that remains the same regardless of the amount of energy you consume.

A standing charge is used to cover the costs that your energy provider incurs supplying you gas and electricity, for things such as: Keeping your house connected to the UK energy network.

How do I find my MPAN?2021-08-21T08:31:51+00:00

Where can I find my electricity MPAN? Your MPAN is on your electricity or dual fuel bill, usually in a box marked ‘Supply Number’. It’s 21 digits long and begins with ‘S’. You’ll only need the last 12 or 13 digits

Who is the cheapest energy Supplier in the UK 2023?2023-07-11T15:14:45+00:00

Cheapest energy Supplier in the UK.

  1. SSE
  2. British Gas Lite
  3. Valda Energy
  4. Edf Energy
  5. Eon Energy
  6. Positive energy
  7. Total Gas and Power
  8. Scottish Power
  9. Utilitia energy
  10. OPUS Energy

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