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Published on February 23rd, 2014 | by Pete

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How much energy does it take to switch suppliers?

So, you know how it goes. You get on with life, doing what you need to do, whilst the world goes by. However, behind the scenes, energy companies are steadily increasing prices all the time, and before you know it, prices are spiralling. The only real weapon that we have against increasing energy prices is the ability to switch, and give our money to those companies who are a bit more willing to be sensible with their prices. This sounds like a bit of a hassle (which regular readers will know I am keen to avoid) but it really isn’t.

Switching is actually much easier than you might expect. The first step is simply to compare energy suppliers and this can be done in a similar fashion as if you were getting quotes for car or home insurance. There are lots of comparison options, much like the one available at TotallyMoney. This allows you to find the best deal for you, and then it is simply a case of following the instructions on screen, and you can begin to enjoy all those lovely savings. It is my firm belief that if enough of us do this, eventually the energy companies are going to have to stop their determined efforts at constant profiteering. Before you check to see if you can save money, it might be helpful to locate details about your usual gas and electricity consumption, this information is often available on your most recent bill. So find these if you can, it just makes the process even easier.

There are other reasons to switch too. It seems that people are too reliant on the ‘big 6‘, but people would not adopt this approach to car insurance. There are so many more options for car insurance, and hopefully soon that competition can begin to spread into the energy market. Gas and electricity is the same regardless of who is responsible for putting in into the pipes to reach your home! Make sure you look after yourselves, they won’t be losing any sleep if you are overpaying and spoiling their shareholders! 

The other bonus to using the link above to compare energy prices is that they are also currently involved in a charity campaign, meaning that others benefit from you saving money too, sounds alright to me! The commission made is being passed to charities to help with fuel poverty.  There are other ways to help save money on energy bills, especially in the colder parts of the year. Switching is not a scary process, it probably just feels a bit like the unknown. Give it a go, and see what you can save…

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3 Responses to How much energy does it take to switch suppliers?

  1. moneystepper says:

    Its always worth the energy. Using comparison sites helps you find the best deal, and then I use quidco to earn cashback on the switch. Changing providers may take a few hours work, but you could save £100s each year and therefore provides a great “per hour” saving rate.

  2. I think if it could save you money then it is always worth the effort. Energy companies are only out for the profit and don’t care about the consumer in any way so I wouldn’t pay any mind to switching on them.

  3. Shelia says:

    Hi, I log on to your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is witty, keep it up!

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