Energy suppliers make a lot of money if you don't switch! If you've never done a price comparison or you've come to the end of an energy contract, there's a good chance you'll be on a 'standard variable' tariff. This is normally the most expensive rate your energy supplier offers - so if you switch, you could save hundreds of pounds! usave users save up to £350* a year!
If you don't compare prices, your energy provider will pick a tariff for you! An energy switch takes less than 5 minutes - and it means you can select the best energy plan for you. Looking a cheap energy deal? Want a dual fuel tariff to reduce your energy bills? Perhaps you'd like a green energy supplier? We do a whole of market comparison so you can choose.Compare Energy Deals
*£350 is the average saving achieved by 10% of all customers who switched their dual fuel supply in 2019 via our partner energy journey.
Input your postcode, select your address, what you are looking to compare (gas, electricity, or both), and details of your energy usage and current supplier. Don’t know your energy usage? Our energy comparison allows you to estimate based on your property size and living situation!
We will show you a list of energy deals available to you, as well as how much you could save against your existing supplier and tariff! You'll probably see the 'big six' providers you recognise - along with lots of other cheap energy suppliers who offer deals for energy customers in your specific area. Select the best one for you; then we'll contact the provider on your behalf and begin the switch.
Now sit back, relax, and wait for your new cheap gas and electricity deal to begin! How long does it take? Well, it can take up to 21 days; but it's usually quicker. Change your mind? Just contact your new supplier within 14 days and cancel the switch free of charge!
To compare energy deals and find the best energy supplier we just need a few details from you!
Your postcode and address.
Your current supplier and the energy tariff or deal you’re on.
Don't know how much energy you use? We can estimate your usage based on your property size and needs.
of people in the UK are on a default or pricey variable gas tariff!*
of people in the UK are on a default or pricey variable gas tariff!*
of UK homes have been on a default gas & electricity tariff for 3 years or more, overpaying for their energy!***
*53% of people are either on their energy provider’s ‘Default tariff’ or ‘Other non-standard variable tariff’ for gas, according to Ofgem, July 2020
**56% of people are either on their energy provider’s ‘Default tariff’ or ‘Other non-standard variable tariff’ for gas, according to Ofgem, July 2020
**23% of gas customers and 24% of electricity customers have been on their provider’s default tariff for 3 years or more, according to Ofgem, July 2020. With the exception of Bulb, who’s default tariff is always cheapest, a provider’s default tariff is almost always their most expensive.
We know; the idea of comparing gas and electricity prices or switching supplier might sound like hard work - but in truth; it couldn't be easier. In recent years, the process of changing energy supplier has been simplified to help people save money. Today, it only takes a few minutes to switch energy supplier - and after that, your new supplier takes care of the energy switch behind the scenes. They'll even contact your old supplier for you.
When you compare energy prices with usave, you'll only need your postcode, address, and details of your current energy supplier and tariff. You can find all of this info on a recent energy bill or statement. It can be helpful to know how much energy you use - but don't panic if you don't, we can accurately estimate your use. After you've entered your postcode and selected your address, we'll ask a couple of simple questions about your gas and electricity energy bills. Then, we'll show you exactly how much we think you'll be able to save with energy plans from each supplier.
Our straightforward price comparison makes it easy to compare energy prices from each supplier. When you've found one that looks good, we'll do the rest! Your current energy supplier will get in touch to say they're sorry to see you go - and your new gas and electricity supplier will be in touch to get everything moving! Simple right? We've convinced there's no quicker or easier way to save money!
So, you're looking at an energy comparison site and planning to switch energy supplier. Is it really as simple as picking the lowest gas and electricity energy quote? Well, most of the time it really is - but there could be a few things to look out for to make sure you're definitely getting the best cheap energy deal from an energy comparison service or website.
Will you benefit from a dual fuel tariff for gas and electricity? You'll usually find that gas and electricity prices are lower when you pay for them together. Websites and energy suppliers call this type of energy deal a 'dual fuel tariff' - and even though getting one bill definitely makes things easier; it isn't always cheaper. If you want to be absolutely certain you're getting the best deal when you compare energy prices, check gas and electricity separately to make sure!
Fixed rate gas and electricity fuel tariffs mean you have an energy price cap for a certain amount of time. During this time, the amount you pay cannot go up - so as long as your usage doesn't change, you've got a predictable direct debit amount for your gas and electricity. That said, some suppliers' variable deals are actually better than others' fixed energy tariffs - so fixed isn't always best!
If you're keen to minimise your impact on the environment, choosing a gas and electricity supplier who uses renewable fuel sources can be a big help. Renewable energy sources include wind, solar and hydropower, among others. When you compare energy prices with usave, we'll show you which energy suppliers use mostly or only renewable fuels - so you can quickly see green energy plans as you plan your energy switch. Going for a green tariff is also much more affordable than it used to be, so there's no excuse really!
Need more info? Read through some of our helpful guides on energy comparison and use.
usave is a free price comparison site that is dedicated to helping its customers find the best energy deals and save money on their bills. With rising prices throughout the country and a growing number of people living in fuel poverty, we want consumers to get a fair deal. We are an independent firm and unaffiliated with any energy company, so you can be sure there is no hidden agenda and we are not making a profit at your expense.
The majority of households in the UK are overpaying on their energy bills, so it’s very likely that you are too. This is especially true if you are a customer of one of the Big Six energy companies (British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power, or SSE) or are on a standard variable tariff. Comparing energy prices is free, simple, and should only take you a few minutes. By doing so you could save hundreds of pounds on your gas and electricity bills.
No. Your energy supply will continue as normal when you switch suppliers. Your gas and electricity will be supplied the same way as before so no changes will need to be made to your home. The only difference you will see is the name of the company on your energy bills, as well as the price you pay.
No. Once you choose a new supplier, they will manage the energy switching process for you. They will be in contact with you to tell you the exact date of the switch and will ask you for a meter reading. They will then send this information to your current supplier, who will send you a final bill accordingly.
There isn’t a simple answer to this, as the price of your tariff will depend on a variety of factors. How much you pay depends on where you live and how much energy you typically use. When you compare energy deals with usave, we will show you a list of the best available deals that are best suited for your needs.
If you get your gas and electricity from the same supplier, you will be on what is known as a dual fuel tariff. It can often be cheaper to buy your gas and electricity together, although this is not always true. The price of your tariff will always depend on your specific requirements and energy usage. Therefore, it is always essential to compare energy tariffs in order to find the cheapest deals that work for you.
You can switch energy suppliers whenever you wish, although if you are on a fixed price tariff you may have to pay an exit fee depending on how far into your current deal you are. Different suppliers will have different rules, so it’s important to check with your current energy supplier to see how much you could be charged for ending your deal. Suppliers must tell you at least 42 days before your end date that your current deal is about to expire, so this is a good time to switch. If you let your fixed tariff deal end without switching, you will be rolled onto your supplier’s standard variable tariff, which will usually be one of their most expensive deals.
Finding the best energy deals with usave is incredibly simple. All you need to do is enter your postcode in the box at the top of this page. Once you've done that, you'll need to tell us a bit about your current supply including who your current provider is and, ideally, how much you're spending and using each month.
Next, you'll be shown a selection of all of the best deals available in your area, and how much you'd save by switching to each. You can see all the key details of the tariffs here to help you decide, including the unit charges per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and any standing charges. Once you've picked one, just click through and follow the on-screen instructions, and you're switch will commence.
Once you’ve decided to switch and have selected a tariff, you’ll enter a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period. During this time, if you decide you actually don’t want to switch, or that you want to switch to someone else entirely, you are free to cancel to process by talking to your new supplier.
This will depend on several factors, including how much you’re spending now and, most importantly, the kind of tariff you’re currently on. If you’re on a Standard Variable Tariff (which is most likely the case if: you’ve just moved in to a property, your fixed rate deal has finished, or you don’t know what tariff you’re on) then savings can be in the hundreds.
To find out exactly how much you could save, enter your postcode at the top of this page to start the comparison process.
Yes, and you’re likely to get a much better deal if you do. And with the smart meter rollout in the UK well and truly underway, you could also benefit from switching to one of these. A smart meter measures your energy usage in real time and sends this information back to your supplier, which results in far more accurate bills.
However, often people have prepayment meters installed due to arrears from previous energy tariffs, or issues with credit ratings. If this is the case then you may have difficulty switching to a standard meter unless you have cleared your arrears and improved your credit rating.
When the switch goes through, you will be sent a final bill by your current supplier detailing any remaining payments due. For the most part, any debts will simply be included on this bill and won’t hinder the switch (though this will be up to the new supplier). However, if your debts to your current supplier exceed £500, then you’ll need to pay at least a chunk of it back before you’ll be allowed to switch.
To compare gas and electricity deals in your area, simply input your postcode into our energy comparison tool. You will then be asked some details about your current energy supplier and usage, after which we will provide you with a list of energy deals available in your area. Compare the tariffs on offer by energy type, type of contract and, of course, the price, to find the best deal for you.
In short, no. First of all, you can’t get dual fuel tariffs for your business – you will have to get your business electricity and gas separately. Business energy prices will typically be higher than the energy cost for an average household, even for small businesses. Most energy suppliers offer business energy tariffs, although you might benefit from finding a dedicated business energy supplier, who can tailor you a quote for your specific needs. To get a business energy quote, head over to our business energy comparison page.
This depends on the energy tariff you are currently on. If you have recently switched to a better energy deal, you may already be on the best tariff available to you, so you may not find many opportunities to save when comparing suppliers. However, if you haven’t switched gas and electricity suppliers for over a year, it’s likely you’ll be on a standard variable rate tariff, and comparing energy deals from other suppliers and switching could save you hundreds of pounds on your energy bills every year.
Other than switching to a cheaper energy deal, there are many other ways you can help to keep your bills low. Making sure your home is energy efficient can drastically reduce your overall energy usage, resulting in cheaper bills. Ways you can do this range from the simple (turning off your appliances when not in use), to the complex and expensive (installing loft and cavity wall insulation).
Last reviewed: 19 April 2021
Next review: 19 May 2021