Switching energy suppliers
Switching energy suppliers is easy and can save you hundreds of pounds
We recommend shopping around for a better deal on gas & electric every year.
You can save up to £300 by switching to a better deal.
We recommend using a switching site called Energy Helpline.
Even if you have a prepayment meter you can still switch and save money.
Using the Energy Helpline switch site is quick and easy- just enter your postcode to start. Click here to visit ther website.
You can still switch and save money on a prepayment meter
Even if you're on a prepayment meter, you can still shop around and switch suppliers for a better deal.
Mr Bennett from Bolton is on a prepayment meter and recently saved £184 when he switched energy suppliers.
“Switching was easy, I just went online, entered my current energy supplier details, how much I was paying with them and it came up with a new quote saving me £184.00! I was delighted as I didn’t think you could switch or save money on a prepayment meter. I just followed the instructions online and it linked me to the new supplier and now I’m saving money.”
What information do I need to switch?
You'll need to know your postcode as well as details of your supplier, current tariff and energy consumption. You should be able to find all the information on your latest bill.
If you have a prepayment meter, you need to know how much you spend over a year, so for example, how much do you spend on gas over summer? How much do you spend on gas over winter? This will then give you an annual spend
A) Summer = £5 per week (times by 26 weeks = £130)
B) Winter = £25 per week (times by 26 weeks = £650)
C) Add together A & B = £780 annual spend on gas
What happens when I switch?
Switching is simple!
When you have chosen a new supplier and tariff, you'll be asked to complete an online or over the phone form.
The new supplier will ask for meter readings and they will sort out the transfer with your old company. The readings will also be passed on to the old supplier and if you are in credit, they will refund your account. If you are behind with payments, they will send a final bill.
Even if you have switched, you still have 14 days to change your mind.