Here at Switch My Energy, we are a UK-based energy comparison and switching service that was created to save you money on your home energy and business energy bills. With gas and electricity bills on the rise, it’s important to switch energy suppliers in order to cut costs where possible. By making use of our price comparison tools, you’ll be able to find a cheaper tariff and switch in minutes. Here’s what you need to do to start comparing energy tariffs:
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SWITCH ENERGY SUPPLIERS?
You can switch energy suppliers whenever you like. However, you may be charged an exit fee if you are on a fixed-term deal, that is if the amount you pay for your energy is fixed for a certain length of time (usually a year). Some suppliers won’t charge you an exit fee, although you may be charged more for your energy as a result.
You will not be charged an exit fee in the last 7 weeks (49 days) of your deal. Plus, your energy company is obliged to notify you that your fixed-term deal is coming to an end. This is the best time to look for a new deal and avoid an exit fee.
WILL MY SERVICES BE INTERRUPTED DURING THE SWITCH?
No. Regardless of what supplier you’re with, your supply will be the same as before. All that changes is the company that bills you and the price you pay for your energy. There won’t be any interruption to your supply during the energy switching process, and nobody will need to visit your home unless you have opted to have a smart meter installed.
WHERE CAN I LEARN ABOUT LOWERING MY ENERGY USAGE AND AVAILABLE GRANTS?
We have created a number of energy guides designed to offer advise on saving money. There are also a number of impartial services that can help reduce your energy consumption:
- The Energy Grants Calculator, run by the government, can tell you if you’re entitled to any assistance with your bills. It can also offer assistance and advice on how to make your home more efficient.
- The Energy Saving Trust can give you tips to reduce your energy bills.
- The Citizens Advice Bureaux can also help you if you’d like to make a complaint about an energy company.
- Keep your home warm and protected with boiler cover.
- If you have a complaint about your gas or electricity supplier you should first contact your provider or supplier. However, if you are not satisfied with the response then you would need to contact Ofgem – the UK energy watchdog.
HOW DO WE MAKE MONEY?
Like most energy comparison and switching sites on the market, Switch My Energy are paid by the energy suppliers that we switch our users to, allowing us to offer our service to you for free.