Well it’s a new year and although the energy prices have came down our bills are still pretty high, but one of the quickest and easiest ways to save money is to switch supplier yet many people just stick with their current provider and often end up paying considerably more than they should be.
I think this is down to people still believing that trying to switch gas and electricity is a complicated process that can often cause more hassle than it’s worth. Yet in reality switching gas and electricity supplier has never been easier the internet provides a wealth of information at your fingertips and you have groups like Consumer Focus keeping your best interests at heart.
The funny thing is you may actually be able to get the cheapest deal from your current supplier but you do have to ask. However if you find that you need to go looking elsewhere there are a few questions you should be asking before choosing a supplier:
How much energy do I actually use?
This will help you decide which set of supplier rates suit you best.
Which energy tariff is best for me?
Each company offers a selection of tariffs that can vary in price, for instance you are generally always cheaper going for an online tariff and paying by monthly direct debit.
How can I pay my bills?
Most suppliers offer a range of payment options, the most common are; direct debit and quarterly but you can also get a pre-payment meter or pay weekly.
Is the service good?
There are many groups out there that regularly review the customer service of the big energy suppliers and interview customers this means that they can supply accurate information regarding the level of service you can expect from each company. Which? Do a particularly comprehensive survey with a number of different categories.
Hopefully these questions have given you an indication as how you can switch electricity and gas supplier and hopefully save yourself some money.
Do you have any tips or advice?