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Compare Your Energy Bills Online With The Below Suppliers & See How Much You Could Save By Switching Suppliers!

Why To Switch Energy Supplier
And Find The Best Deal For You

Since the utilities market was originally opened up to competition in 1999, hundrends of thousands of households in the UK have switched their energy suppliers to reduce their gas and electricity bills. Depending on where you live and any contractual obligations you may have in place with your existing supplier, you could potentially make a saving of hundreds of pounds a year just by switching your energy to a more cost effective one.

The initial step in switching your energy supplier is to compare the market of energy suppliers. If you have been particularly good at keeping your old energy bills then all you need to do is add up the totals for each quarter for last year and then divide by four to get the quarterly average, however many suppliers now offer an online service to help you calculate this. If you don't have your old bills, get in touch with your supplier and ask for copies, or you might even be able to access statements online too. Once you have these figures, there are numerous online free, energy comparison websites - most energy suppliers even have their own versions of these, where you can

compare your rates against other deals and thepackages that they offer you. The next step in switching your energy supplier is to decide whether or not you want to buy all of your household energy from one single supplier, or if you want to hunt around for the best individual gas and electricity deals you can find. One advantage of using an ‘all-in-one' or ‘duel fuel' supplier is that not only is it often possible to get a reduced combined tariff but it also makes managing your bills much easier too. It is important that you input the most accurate readings and figures that you can, as most energy suppliers offer rates based on exactly how much energy you use, as often customers that use a lot of energy are offered a reduced rate; and of course make sure that the price includes VAT if applicable to you.

Once you have chosen the best supplier and tariff for your requirements, you next need to check whether or not there are any deals or discounts that might be applicable to you, for example pensioners often get offered a reduced payment scheme. Likewise make sure there are no hidden charges that may affect you, like a surcharge for living in a particularly remote part of the country.

Finally you need to speak directly with your chosen new energy supplier and agree upon a payment method. Most suppliers will offer some kind of discount if you choose to pay with a Direct Debit, as this guarantees their payment each month or quarter and similarly, choose whether you want to pay weekly, monthly or quarterly too. To actually switch energy supplier, your current supplier should be able to supply you with the necessary form to fill in and, from there, you will also need to advise your bank of any necessary changes too. Compare energy suppliers using the websites on your left.