Switching energy suppliers

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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

image of payment card and key for prepayment meterEven 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.

Contact us

Would you like information on how to save money on your gas, electric or water bills, or want to arrange a 1 to 1 energy visit?

Please contact us on 01204 328000 or email: keepwarmforless@boltonathome.org.uk so we can help you out.

"I saved over £380 on my energy advice visit!"

Mrs Harrison recently had an energy advice visit with our Energy Advisor and saved £383.53 on her energy bill.

“I was a little unsure about how to find a better deal and was a bit nervous.  I booked my energy advice visit and Nick was great and really helpful.  He showed me how to switch to a better deal, plus he got me my Warm Home Discount, so I actually saved just over £380  Its a really great service and Nick was super friendly and helped me save so much money. Thank you"