What are the ways you can save on utility bills?
Energy bills can be costly, but there are a couple of things you can do to keep your expected as low as possible.
1. Make the switch
You could save up to £390 a year by comparing and switching your gas and electricity.
It doesn’t matter if you rent or own your home, as long as you pay for your own gas and/or electricity, you should be able to switch. If your landlord pays for your energy, they have the right to choose the supplier. If you have a prepayment meter you should be able to switch too, even if your accounts have negative balances of up to £500 for electricity and £500 for gas. If you’re not on a prepayment meter, you’ll need to pay the outstanding balance before switching.
2. Pay by direct debit
It’s usually cheaper and means you won’t have to worry about missing payments.
3. Use less
It is an obvious solution but the less energy used, the lower your bills will be. By making your home and/or commercial property more eco-friendly, you can effectively cut your energy consumption. Better insulation, a new boiler, solar panels… There are lots of options which could help you save.
Option 1 – Use a comparison site
Price comparison websites help you compare the different energy deals available and they’re a great way to see what’s on the market.
We advise making use of sites that Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) recommends and that have been accredited with the Confidence Code. The code states that sites will:
- Help you find the best deal for you in your local area
- Provide a free and easy-to-use switching service
- Give detailed information on each tariff, including gas and electricity unit prices
- Detail any discounts available.
You can find a list of Ofgem accredited price comparison sites on the Ofgem website.
If you live in Northern Ireland please use the Consumer Council.
Option 2 – Use UKeo’s online webform
Our site will connect you to an expert adviser whio will help you navigate the different energy suppliers and their deals over the phone so you can relax and let the peson on the call do the hard work for you.
We only work with Ofgem partners that have been accredited with the Confidence Code. You can fill in the online form HERE
Changing energy supplier is easier than ever and can save you hundreds of pounds on your energy bills. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 21 days and you won’t be cut off at any point.
Before you decide to switch, you will need:
- Your bank details
- A recent energy bill or annual energy statement. This contains details about your current energy plan, including how much you use and the name of your tariff.
Some price comparison sites and suppliers offer rewards such as vouchers and cash back if you switch through them.
Once you’ve chosen your prefered option, you can simply enter your details into one of the sites or on UKeo HERE then you just pick the energy plan that best suits your needs.
Your new supplier will arrange the switch and will ask you to provide meter readings. These will sometimes need to be provided to them by your old supplier after you receive your final bill from them.