How long to switch

How long does it take to switch?

Switching your home energy supplier is quick and simple. Within a couple of minutes, Make it Cheaper can talk you through the options and recommend the right supplier for your individual needs. In addition to performing a comparison across our panel of multiple electricity and gas retailers, we will also switch the plan or retailer for you, saving you time, money and the hassle of going through your new and existing provider.

Energy Retailer Transfer Time: The Three Stages of Switching

If you’re transferring your energy retailer, your switch of provider occurs at the time of your next scheduled meter read. As meters are usually read every three months, the switching process could potentially take three months. You will then receive your first bill from your new retailer after a further three months, this bill will be for the first meter read after your energy transfer so you will really notice a difference!

Energy switching stage one: Speak to Make It Cheaper

You can begin switching your energy provider by giving us a call right away on 1300 30 39 60. Or, if you don’t have a spare few minutes right now you can request a call back from us and one of our friendly and knowledgeable energy savings experts will be in touch with you at a convenient time to discuss your switch.

Energy switching stage two: Energy retailer transfer time

Your provider will change at the time of your next meter reading after speaking to a member of the Make It Cheaper team and arranging your switch. As meter readings occur every three months, this change could take place up to three months after you initially made the decision to change.

For example, if your meter reading was in June and you called Make It Cheaper to switch in July, your energy provider will switch on your next meter reading in September.

Energy switching stage three: Reap the savings

Three months after your switch takes place, you will receive the first bill from your new supplier – it is here where you will truly see the savings you can expect to make with your new energy supplier!

Quick Energy Connections

If you’re moving into a new home and within all of the excitement and chaos that moving can bring have forgotten to get electricity or gas turned on in your new home, Make It Cheaper can help. We can organise for your electricity to be turned on as soon as possible, even as soon as the next day if that’s when you need it.