So you've decided to compare energy deals
find a new supplier. Now what? Here we will guide you step by step on the simple process to a better, cheaper energy supply.
By the time you have finished your cup of tea you'll have saved yourself a substantial amount of money. So pop the kettle on, compare your results and make the switch! What you'll need is your postcode and a recent energy bill.
Use a Price Comparison Website
Price comparison sites, like usave, search for the best energy prices across the market so that you don't have to. Our energy comparison service is designed to save you both time and money, and ultimately make the whole process of switching your energy supplier simpler and more easily manageable. Your path to a cheaper energy tariff
Enter Your Postcode
Different energy deals
. and plans are available depending on where you are in the country, with some energy suppliers
only serving some regions of the country. Letting us know where you are is crucial if you want to see accurate energy prices
Have Your Usage Information at Hand
To achieve more precise results from our energy comparison
service you will need to enter your household's energy use. You can enter your energy use in kilowatt hours (kWh), or by the amount you spend.
You can find these details on your latest energy bill. Do not worry if you don’t have a recent bill at hand. By answering a few general questions about your lifestyle these details can be estimate
Pick Your New Plan
Since there are now over 50 energy suppliers
, you are spoilt for choice. To narrow down the results of your energy comparison
, you can filter out any deals that do not apply to you by refining your search. For example, you can choose only to view plans without a cancellation fee, fixed rate plans or simply which plan is most popular in your region.
Finalising the Switch
Now you've chosen your plan, all that is left to do is to finalise your energy switch
. Enter your full address and bank details if you have opted for the direct debit (which is normally the cheapest option), and voilà, you've successfully switched. Your new energy supplier
will be notified of their new customer and you should be contacted within two weeks.
Once you have made your switch you have 17 days before moving over to your new supplier (3 days plus a 14 day cooling off period during which you can go back on the switch if you want). You don’t have to do anything during this period, all the leg work will be completed by your new supplier. They will contact your old supplier and agree on a switch over date. Don't worry – your energy supply will not be interrupted and you will be notified on the switch over date decided.
Keep an Eye on the Small Print
Always check if you will be charged a cancellation fee. Bigger is better but not when concerning bills! More and more energy suppliers
, now allow you to switch energy
up to 49 days ahead of you current plan's end without charging exit fees. They are most commonly administered when you decide to leave your fixed rate tariff early. Make sure you cancel your direct debit with your old supplier to prevent being billed twice.