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Home Energy Comparison

Compare gas and electric to save an average of £383*

Business Energy Comparison

Compare business tariffs and save an average of 40%**

Why Compare Energy Prices with SwitchMyEnergy.com?

Switch My Energy is a UK based energy comparison and energy switching site created to save you money on your energy bills. If you’re looking to compare energy prices and lower your bills, you’ve come to the right place. Currently, two out of three people are being overcharged for their energy. Unless you switch energy providers regularly, you’re probably paying more than you need to. In fact, it’s estimated that at least 52% of people are paying more than they need to for gas or electricity. Most suppliers update their rates and deals frequently, so switching is a great way to reduce your bills.

Whether you’re looking for a dual fuel tariff or separate gas and electricity tariffs, we’ll help you find the cheapest energy deals available in your area.  Switching with our service is so simple that it should only take a few minutes. Make use of our energy price comparison tool, and start saving today.

How do I switch energy suppliers?

Switching energy providers is easy and you’ll never lose your supply in the process – guaranteed. You can switch gas or electricity only, or switch both together on a dual fuel deal.  Follow these simple steps to see if switching suppliers is worth your while:

  1. Choose between ‘Home’ or ‘Business’ energy and click ‘Get a Quote’.
  2. Give us a few details on your current supplier and energy usage.
  3. Our energy comparison tool will find the best prices in your area.
  4. Choose your preferred deal and switch energy supplier today.

Why use our energy comparison and switching service?

We understand that money can be tight these days, so it’s important to try to cut costs where possible. By making use of our energy switching service, you’ll be able to compare energy prices and switch to a cheaper deal in minutes. Our mission is to make the energy comparison and switching process as simple as possible. 

It’s important to compare gas and electricity tariffs and switch your energy supplier because the cheapest deals are normally 12 month fixed rate contracts. If you don’t switch when your contract ends, you’ll be rolled on to a Standard Variable Tariff which will charge a more expensive rate. To make the most of cheap fixed rate deals you need to switch energy every year.

Energy Switching Made Easy

Energy Switching FAQs

We understand you probably have some questions about comparing gas and electric and how the energy switching process works. Here are some straightforward answers to some frequently asked questions.

With energy bills on the rise, it’s important to try to cut costs where possible. By making use of our energy price comparison tool, you’ll be able to compare energy prices from all UK suppliers and switch to a cheaper deal in minutes. We have partnered with The Energy Shop, which is accredited by the Ofgem Confidence Code and governs how energy comparison sites work. This means you’re getting a service you know you can trust, and the results are independent and impartial. Start saving money on your energy bills today.

It only takes a few minutes to compare energy prices, and you could save yourself an average of £383*.

Here’s what you need to do to compare energy suppliers:

  • Enter your location
  • Tell us who your current supplier is and what your tariff is (if you know it)
  • Give an estimate of how much energy you use over a year (our energy usage calculator can help with this)
  • We’ll use your details to compare energy prices from leading UK suppliers in minutes
  • Take a look at the best rates and deals that are available to you
  • Choose the energy plan that’s right for you and we’ll start the energy switching process.
  • That’s it! You can look forward to enjoying better rates and lower bills within a matter of weeks. 

Of course, while dual fuel is a popular way to keep your energy bundled together, you can compare gas and electricity prices individually. By comparing separately, you’ll find new tariffs available, potentially offering extra savings. 

No-one wants to overspend on their bills. Our price comparison service makes it easy to find great deals on cheap gas and electric.

We provide energy comparisons for gas tariffs and electricity tariffs individually – as well as through dual tariffs that cover both gas and electric.

In addition to this, because we have so many potential suppliers the ideal arrangement for your circumstances might be a deal that fixes your costs for a certain period, or it might be with a company that cuts down on the admin to cut its prices – or even a firm that has connections with greener energy sources.

There are hundreds of energy deals available – we’re certain one of them will be perfect for your needs. Let us find it for you.

We carry out a whole of market energy comparison, showing you all UK gas and electricity suppliers.

There are 61 active domestic energy suppliers in the UK (according to Ofgem, the UK Government’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets), so which one should you choose?

When you compare gas and electricity providers, you’ll get access to the cheapest rates and most up to date deals. With so many suppliers to choose from, however, it can take a significant amount of time to research their rates and compare them yourself. That’s why most people simply don’t bother to switch energy suppliers on a regular basis.

By staying with your current supplier and not updating your deal, it’s likely you’ll end up spending more than you need. When your deal runs out, you’re usually automatically put onto a standard tariff, which typically means higher bills.

It literally takes seconds to compare gas and electric providers and find the best deal. We’ll compare the rates on offer from hundreds of providers, including your existing supplier, to determine what the cheapest option is. With Switch My Energy, getting a cheap gas and electricity deal takes seconds.

Find out just how easy it is by using our free energy comparison tool now.

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. We’ll 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 energy switches are completed within 2-3 weeks, so it won’t take long until you see a saving on your bills. We make switching energy suppliers easy. 

You can switch gas and electricity suppliers 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 your 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.

If you’re responsible for paying your energy bills, you can switch to a new supplier. However, there are different contracts and different types of tariffs for domestic energy customers (households) and business energy 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.

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.

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, and nobody will need to visit your home unless you have opted to have a smart meter installed.

If you’re switching energy and using a reputable comparison service like Switch My Energy, there’s no need to contact your existing supplier – everything is handled for you.

If you were to switch through us, once you’ve chosen the cheap energy tariff you’d like to switch to, we’ll contact your current supplier and let them know you are leaving and moving to a new deal.

You might need up-to-date meter readings, but your new supplier should contact you to ask for these during your switchover.

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

Energy auto-switching services basically do all the groundwork for you – finding you the best energy deal, switching you over to the best tariff, managing the migration of your contract from your old supplier to the new one, and taking care of any payments. We will soon be launching our own auto-switching service to further enhance our products.

As well as comparing energy prices and switching to a cheaper tariff or provider, you can save on your bills by being more energy-efficient. Whether you’re running a business or a home, adopting a green energy approach is always a good idea. With top energy-saving ideas, you can save money and help to protect the environment.

For more information about reducing energy costs, take a look at the following sites:

Green Deal: Energy Saving Grants

Energy Saving Trust

To find out more, contact us now or start saving money right away with our free energy price comparison tool.

Like most energy price comparison sites on the market, we’re paid a commission by the energy suppliers that we switch our users to, allowing us to offer our service to you for free. We always present our deals in price order and never favour one of our suppliers over another.