When Should I Switch My Home Energy Supplier?

Sometimes it can feel like a waiting game for the right time to start searching for a new energy supplier. In fact there are plenty of times when switching your gas or electricity supplier is ideal to ensure you are paying the best available rate. Here are a few times when it’s a great idea to begin looking at switching your gas or electricity suppliers.

At the end of your current contract

If your home energy contract is due for renewal it is the perfect time to begin looking at switching your supplier and comparing tariffs to ensure you are paying the best available rate. If your contract rolls over with your current supplier you may be put on their standard rate tariff, which often won’t be their cheapest. To avoid this rise in your energy costs it is important to compare tariffs and suppliers before the end of your contract, ensuring you have time to switch before your contract rolls over.

When moving home

Moving house can be a stressful time and arriving at your new home to find no energy supply or an expensive bill can really add to that stress. If you’re moving house soon it’s a good idea to begin comparing energy tariffs for your new home early on to ensure you have a gas and electricity supply when you move in and that you won’t be hit with an unexpected bill.

If you haven’t switched in a while

Can you remember the last time you compared energy suppliers? If not, then it’s probably time to check that you’re still on the correct energy tariff. If your household usage has changed or your energy supplier has altered their prices you may be paying more than you should for your utilities.

You just want to make sure you’re getting the best deal

None of us want to pay more than we need to, especially when it comes to monthly bills and outgoings. If you’re taking a look at your personal finances, it can certainly be worth comparing energy costs to see if you are able to get a better deal. It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that if you are still in contract with your current supplier and decide to switch, you may incur a cancellation fee.

If you think that now is the time to switch your home gas or electricity provider to check that you are getting the best deal available, why not get in touch with us at Make It Cheaper and see how we can help. We look forward to saving you money on your household utility bills.

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