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Due to rising energy costs, there are limited deals right now. Get switch ready today and we’ll email you energy deals when they’re available.

  • Get personalised electricity deals straight to your inbox

  • Take the hassle out of finding a new electricity deal

  • Need more help? Take a look at our guides for support on bills, energy efficiency and more

Important switching information

Due to an unprecedented rise in energy costs there are a reduced number of suppliers operating in the market. This means we’re unable to compare energy deals right now.

Get switch ready today by confirming your details so we can send you a new deal as soon as they’re available. And when you’ve found the right deal we’ll complete the switch for you.

What our energy expert says:

It may not be the best time to compare and switch right now, but getting switch ready is the best way to make sure you don't miss out on any deals when the market reopens.
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Matthew Bolton

Energy expert

How do I keep my energy costs down?

With the cost of energy increasing, energy bills are becoming a larger part of the monthly household expenditure for many. Follow these handy tips to continue to stay in control of your bills:

  • Use the timer on your boiler so you’re only heating water and using the central heating when you’re in the house.
  • Keep an eye on your electricity usage by remembering to turn off lights or electrical items when they’re not in use.
  • Provide your supplier with accurate meter readings to make sure you’re only paying for the electricity and gas you’re using and avoid any surprises in future.
  • Insulate your home to reduce the amount of energy needed to keep your home warm.   
  • Keep a note of the end date if you’re on a fixed price tariff. Knowing when your fixed price deal is coming to an end can help you prepare for your costs going up.

Get switch ready and we’ll update you when you can get a new energy deal

How do I switch electricity supplier?

Due to the rising costs of energy, there aren't many deals available at the moment. This means that right now, switching isn't an option.

In normal circumstances, switching suppliers with us is easy:

  • Get a quote and pick the deal that's best for you - whether that’s cheapest price, green tariff, a big six company or a small supplier.
  • We do all the work. Your chosen supplier sets up your new account and contacts your existing provider on your behalf. All you need to do is take a meter reading when instructed.
  • Switch takes place, it should take a maximum of 21 days. You can also change your mind and cancel within the 14 day cooling off period.

Why compare gas and electric?

Comparing gas and electric suppliers makes sure you’re not overpaying for your energy. You can get both gas and electricity from the same company – known as a dual fuel tariff. But dual fuel tariffs aren’t always the cheapest.

We can also help you compare:
  • Gas-only tariffs
  • Electricity-only tariffs

Be sure to check each option when you get a quote to make sure you’re getting the best deal. No-one wants to overspend on their bills. Our price comparison process makes it easy to find great deals on cheap gas and electricity.

It takes less than 3 minutes to get a quote. You don’t even need your bill, though having it helps us get the most accurate energy quote.

We’ll show you exactly how much you can save by switching to each deal and make it easy by handling your switch for you.

Compare gas and electricity suppliers to find our best deal in minutes

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Which is the best energy supplier for me?

There are a lot of energy suppliers out there, both big and small. The important thing to remember is that the gas and electricity they supply is exactly the same. Its just the price you pay for it that’s different.

Your decision comes down to what you want most from your supplier – is it the cheapest bills, proper green energy, great customer service or something else?

The large suppliers include
  • British Gas
  • EDF Energy
  • E.ON
  • Scottish Power
  • OVO

They each offer a range of tariffs to suit different customer requirements along with a standard variable tariff which is limited by the energy price cap.

Smaller energy suppliers will often offer the best deals but may rely on you managing your account online or through an app.

Newer to the market, they will sometimes only operate in certain areas of the country, or only offer a limited range of tariffs – such as green or renewable energy.

OFGEM regulate all energy companies. No matter the size of the energy supplier, they all have to follow the same rules.

Why should I switch energy supplier?

As well as comparing energy prices and the best deals, changing the type of tariff you have or the way in which you pay for your energy could also save you money.

Suppliers will often provide additional discounts to tariffs if you:

  • Opt for paperless billing and manage your account online
  • Pay monthly by Direct Debit
  • Switching both gas and electricity to the same supplier

But there are other reasons you may want to switch, such as:

  • Environmental awareness is increasingly important. Green energy tariffs are now offered by several companies. Some providers only offer 100% green energy deals, meaning all of the electricity comes from renewable sources.
  • Protection against future price rises is also valuable. Picking a fixed-price tariff means the rate you pay for your gas and electricity remain the same until the end of the fixed period.
  • Customer service may also be worthwhile considering. If you’ve been unhappy with the service you received from your current supplier, you may wish to switch to one with higher customer service standards.

Get switch ready and we’ll update you when you can get a new energy deal

Which energy tariff should I choose?

When deciding on an energy tariff, your first choice is normally whether you want a single-fuel or dual fuel tariff.

Dual fuel tariff’s mean you get your gas and electricity from the same company. The energy supplier might give you a discount for doing this, especially if you pay by Direct Debit. Read more about dual fuel tariffs.

Alternatively, you can get a single-fuel gas-only tariff, or an electricity-only tariff or combine the two – you might find that the combined price saves you money – or you might only need one of them in your property.

Read more about switching gas suppliers or switching electricity suppliers.

Your gas/electricity or dual fuel tariff will be either variable-rate or fixed-rate:

  • Variable-rate tariffs will go up or down depending on the price of oil and other factors. They may or may not have an exit fee.
  • Fixed-rate tariffs tell you the price at the start, and how long the price will last for. If you leave a fixed-rate tariff early, you may have to pay an exit fee.

For details on other types of tariff, read our useful guide to tariffs.