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By making use of our energy switching service, you’ll be able to find a cheaper tariff and switch energy suppliers in minutes. Here’s what you need to do to start switching energy suppliers:
- Choose between Home Energy & Business Energy to get started.
- Give us a few details on your current energy supplier and usage.
- Our price comparison tool will find the best deals available to you.
- Choose the deal that’s best for you and start switching today.
What is energy switching?
Energy switching is the process of changing your energy supplier or tariff in order to lower your utility bills. 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. Here at Switch My Energy, we will get to work right away to ensure the 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.
Why should I switch energy suppliers?
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.
Who are the ‘big 6’ energy suppliers?
The ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers are the biggest energy companies serving the UK. Between they supply over 90% of the energy to UK homes and businesses. The ‘Big 6’ are:
- British Gas
- EDF Energy
- EON UK
- Scottish Power
You also have suppliers like:
- OVO Energy
- Boost Energy
- Spark Energy
- Shell Energy
- Bulb Energy
- and many more
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.
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.
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.