If you haven’t switched to an online energy deal yet, then you are paying too much for your gas and electricity
Some of the newer suppliers charge you in advance and, some of them have received very poor reviews.
Although you may be tempted to switch to the cheapest, please be careful.
I would most likely skip through the cheapest in most cases and, switch to one of the following suppliers cheapest online tariffs.
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Ofgem, are the Governing body for comparison sites. All the comparison sites which are accredited by Ofgem are listed here.
There are many comparison sites out there. You have probably only heard of the ones which advertise on TV. But has your comparison site been accredited by OFGEM?
You may be surprised to learn that, the comparison sites that you are more familiar with, are not actually accredited by OFGEM. This is the Government Office for Gas and Electricity Markets. Many of the comparison sites don’t meet the criteria as set out for the OFGEM accreditation!
If you are going to switch to a cheaper online energy deal, then use one of the Ofgem Accredited sites. They are governed by a strict set of rules which put the consumers needs first!
This is a full list of the Accredited sites
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When you compare your energy prices, you are taking a positive step toward taking control of your bills. There are still far too many people paying expensive energy deals, by remaining on their gas and electricity suppliers standard tariff.
Standard energy, is the default tariff which your supplier places you on. This is good for the energy supplier, but not good for the consumer.
The only way you can be sure of finding you cheapest tariff, is by taking things into your own hands. Comparison sites are designed to assist you with this.
You could visit all the suppliers for an individual quote. But this is a very time consuming way to compare your prices.
When you compare your gas and electricity prices through an internet comparison site, you will be able to see all the energy suppliers prices on all their different tariffs, all in one place. This gives you a much better advantage, from there, you can choose the deal which suits you best!
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This comparison tool compares all these suppliers tariffs.
It is a very simple process to switch your energy supplier. Nothing physically changes.
I am sure you already know this, but – you keep all the same pipes, the same wiring. You keep your current gas and electricity meters, unless your new supplier wants to install a new smart meter. Changing meters is not much more hassle than changing a plug.
Your new supplier will do everything for you. They will contact your old supplier to let them know you are switching. The only thing you need to do, is provide your meter reading on the day of the energy switch.
You old supplier will send you your final account based on the meter reading you have provided.
And of course, it’s free. We don’t charge you to compare prices. And there is no charge for switching your gas and electricity supplier
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