How Are My Energy Bills Calculated?

In simple terms, your electricity usage is measured in Kilowatt Hours (KWh) and your gas usage is measured in MegaJoules (Mj).

For each unit of energy usage your supplier will have a specific charge. The charges will vary depending on the total amount of energy that you use during the course of the year. Some charges also apply depending on the time of day that you use your energy, depending on which energy tariff you are on with your supplier.

Our energy saving experts at Make It Cheaper have access to all the analytical tools they need to understand your energy costs. So when you speak to us, we can see how your energy usage compares across our range of suppliers to ensure that we put you on the cheapest tariff available.

Why do you need to see a copy of my bill?

When switching your energy supplier, we ask to see a copy of your bill to ensure that we quote you the correct energy prices. Your energy bills tell us everything that we need to know to help us make your bills cheaper.

Your energy bill will show us a unique National Meter Identifier Number (NMI) which we use to confirm what kind of meter you have, which supply area you are in and what kind of energy user you are. This helps us to quote you the correct energy prices and ensure that we advise you appropriately for which energy supplier to switch to.

How does my new supplier know I want to switch?

Not only do we aim to make switching gas or electricity supplier cheaper, we also want to make it easier for you. As such, if you decide to switch energy supplier, Make It Cheaper will contact your chosen new cheaper supplier for you and it is them who will inform your current provider that you will be switching.

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