Save up to £616* on energy bills by searching the market

Save up to £616* on energy bills by searching the market

Planning ahead can help you avoid stress, poor last-minute decisions and in the case of your household gas and electricity bills could help you save money. As we move into the winter months the days will be getting shorter, the temperature will be getting colder and we will be using more energy to light and heat our homes. To avoid paying sky high bills now is the time to plan ahead and grab a cheap energy deal for the winter.

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It is estimated that as many as 80 per cent of households are not on the best energy deal for their area, and with as much as 45 per cent of the population never having switched energy supplier it is clear that many consumers could save hundreds of pounds by moving to a better deal. For those that haven’t switched this may seem like a daunting exercise, however the process is very simple and straightforward.

How do I compare different tariffs?

The simplest way to compare suppliers and tariffs is through an accredited price comparison service. By entering your current usage information into a price comparison service you can see how your current supplier and tariff rates against all others on the market, and see the savings you could make by switching.

Where can I find this information?

A copy of the latest bill you have received from your current supplier will give you the information you need to run an accurate comparison. On it you will find your current tariff and energy usage, armed with that and your postcode and supplier name you will have all you need to see what deal could be best for you. You can specify different parameters that appeal to you, such as what payment method you prefer to use or whether you want to use energy from green or renewable sources easily as you progress through the comparison process too.

Does my location affect the price I pay?

It is a little known fact that suppliers charge different rates for their tariffs by region, citing distribution and supply costs as a reason for the variation. This is another reason why comparing suppliers using a comparison service is so useful, as what is cheapest for your relatives in one part of the country may not be for you in another.

What happens once I’ve chosen the deal I want?

The price comparison service takes care of all the paperwork for you and there will be no interruption in your supply. Within a few weeks after your switch you will receive a welcome pack from your new supplier and you can look forward to receiving a better deal or customer service for your gas and electricity needs.

The Radio Times has partnered with energyhelpline.com, a free and impartial price comparison service to help our readers get the best deal for their gas and electricity needs. You could save up to £616*.

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*energyhelpline compares all publicly available energy tariffs under the OFGEM Confidence Code. 10% of customers switching their gas and electricity bills with energyhelpline (and their partners) between 18th Feb 2016 and 23rd Jun 2016 saved £616 or more. Survey of over 10,000 switches.

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