With a wide range of switching services available, there’s no need to stick with an expensive standard variable rate. By switching to a green tariff, you can also show support for renewable energy, which will be essential to helping the UK to reach its net zero targets by 2050.
There are several comparison sites that can help you find a better deal, but be careful – they may not always show you every available tariff on the market. Citizens Advice has a price comparison tool, which always compares prices and a provides a customer service ‘star rating’ from the full range of UK suppliers.
If you’re looking to switch your energy supplier, it’s important to do some research to find out what’s out there. You should also decide what’s important to you – whether that’s cost, renewable energy or customer service.
All you need to start your research is:
- your postcode
- the name of your current supplier
- the name of your current tariff
If you know how much energy you use each year, which includes both your gas and electricity consumption, you’ll get a more accurate quote from a new supplier. You can find this information on your annual statement (if you have one) – it’s measured in kilowatt hours (kwh).