SwitchMyEnergy

Energy Switching Made Easy

Switch energy suppliers for a cheaper gas and electricity deal in minutes.

Why use SwitchMyEnergy.com?

Switch My Energy is a UK based energy switching service created to save you money on your gas and electricity bills. With energy bills on the rise, it’s important to switch energy suppliers in order to cut costs where possible. By making use of our energy comparison tool, you’ll be able to switch to a cheaper tariff in minutes. Here’s what you need to do to start switching energy suppliers:

  1. Give us a few details on your current supplier and usage.
  2. Our price comparison tool will find the best deals for you.
  3. Choose the deal that’s best for you and start switching today.

Why should I switch energy suppliers with SwitchMyEnergy.com?

Switching energy suppliers regularly is important as currently two out of three people are being overcharged for their energy. According to research by Energy Switch Guarantee, only half (48%) of people have switched energy providers in the past four years. All you need is your postcode and an energy bill to help answer a few questions about how and when you use gas and electricity.  Millions of people switch energy suppliers every year, but they’re still appears to be a misconception among some that switching is a massive hassle that involves difficult processes, long waits for installation, and additional fees – this couldn’t actually be further from the truth.

How does the energy switching process work?

Our energy switching service is designed to help you find the cheapest energy tariffs with minimum effort. Once you’ve decided who your next energy provider is going to be, you simply need to click on the deal and confirm your choice. SwitchMyEnergy.com will get to work right away to ensure the energy switching process is started promptly. You’ll have a 14-day cooling-off period, just in case you change your mind, and most are completed within 2-3 weeks, so it won’t take long until you see a saving on your bills. 

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.

Can I switch energy if I’m renting?

Absolutely. Providing you pay for your energy use; you can certainly switch your energy supplier. If your energy charges are included in your rent, it’s up to your landlord to find the best energy deal.

Whats the difference between home and business energy?

Home energy refers to a household supply.  Business energy is a supply that powers a commercial enterprise, like a retail store, workshop or office. As household and business needs tend to be very different, there are different tariffs and terms for home and business contracts. Furthermore, businesses tend to have more choice when it comes to the type of tariff they’re on, the supply they receive and the type of energy they use.

When is the best time to switch my energy supplier?

You can switch your energy supplier whenever you like. However, you may be charged an exit fee (which can be up to £30 per fuel) 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.

I switched before can I switch again?

It’s worth remembering that what was once the best deal may not always remain the best deal. You might think that because you searched for a great price once before then you’re on to a good thing. Well, that’s not always the case. Wholesale prices for energy can change and so the great price you once had might not be so competitive today.

Here at SwitchMyEnergy.com, we recommend taking a couple of minutes to use our energy switching service, even if you think you’re already saving money, as you never know how much your current tariff could be overcharging you. It’s as easy to change a second, third or tenth time as it was the first – it’s a no-hassle and fuss-free process.

If I change my mind, how do I cancel the switch?

After your initial switch, there is a 14-day cooling off period window in which you can easily cancel your switch.

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.

Can anyone switch energy suppliers?

If you’re responsible for paying your energy bills, you can compare and switch energy suppliers in minutes. However, there are different contracts and different types of tariffs for domestic customers (households) and business customers.

If you’re currently tied into a fixed rate deal, there may be an exit fee if you wish to leave the contract early. However, many people choose to switch to a new tariff or energy supplier as one deal ends, as this is often the most cost-effective option.