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The utilities market is very competitive and if it has been some time since you looked at your gas and electricity tariff, then moving home may be the perfect time to shop around to see if you could get a better deal on your bills.

 

The average household can save £300 per year by switching gas and electricity supplier according to Ofgem

Energy bills can be expensive, but there are a few easy ways to save money on your utilities.

Switch: switching energy supplier is easy and can knock hundreds of pounds off your bills.

If you rent or own your home you have the right to switch supplier. If you rent and your landlord pays your energy bill then they have the right to choose the supplier.

You can also switch If you have a prepayment meter, 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 balance before switching. 

Here are some comparison sites accredited by Ofgem who can help you find the best deal to switch.

Energy Helpline

Energylinx

The Energy Shop

Money Supermarket

My Utility Genius

Runpath

Simply Switch

Switch Gas and Electric

Quotezone

Unravel It

Uswitch

Pay by direct debit: This is usually the cheapest method of payment and gives a discount, and keeps you on top of your bills. Speak to your supplier about a monthly budget plan to spread the cost rather than paying the full bill all at once.

Use less: The less energy you use the lower your bills will be. 

Here are a few tips to help reduce your spend on gas and electricity.

Make your home more eco-friendly: Better insulation, a new boiler, solar panels.

Use Eco settings on your boiler to reduce costs.

Check to see if you’re eligible for a government grant.