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A short guide to switching electricity and gas supplier

I think all of us have considered switching Electricity or Gas suppliers at some point especially when we get what seems like an expensive bill in. But most of us never really follow through because it just seems like so much hassle. Whilst others think that the lower prices will be at the expense of quality or reliability.

However with the number of sites that are now dedicated to providing you with as much information as possible on all aspects of the energy providers there really is no excuse for not doing some homework and making an informed decision regarding which energy supplier is best for you.

Going ahead with the switch
First of all you need to find your new supplier; this is essential and helps ensure that your service will be uninterrupted. By applying to your new supplier first they will make all the necessary arrangements with the supplier you are leaving so there is no extra hassle or worrying about cut off dates etc.

Normally when you switch service to a new provider you will receive some kind of new customer incentive which can be anything from discounted rates to a cuddly toy.
So if you’ve lost confidence in your current provider start doing your homework and switch to an energy supplier that suits you.

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Switch gas and electricity supplier to start saving now

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?

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