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Enter Your Postcode

Prices and availability will vary depending on the area you live, so tell us your postcode and we will be able to give you the most accurate quotes possible.
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Fill in the short form

Enter your details into a simple and easy form, which will include your current energy tariffs and habits.
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Choose a tariff

Based on what you’ve told us, we’ll show you a list of the best tariffs from every supplier in your area. Just pick the one that you think suits you best. We’ll do all the hard work for you – just sit back and you’ll be rewarded with cheaper bills.
If you change your mind, don’t worry – you have 14 days to cancel your switch at no extra cost.

Expert Energy Comparison

We'll show you tariffs from a selection of the best providers on the market, so you can be sure that you'll be able to find the best deals possible. Here's a list of the providers that we can switch you to straight away.

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70%
The number of Big Six energy customers in the UK still on expensive standard tariffs
£200
The average saving that a typical household could make by switching, according to Ofgem
£1.4bn
The total amount that UK customers would save in a properly competitive energy market
4,800,000
The total number of energy switches taken place in 2016 (Source Energy UK)

How to switch energy suppliers

Switching energy suppliers with usave is easy and will only take you a few minutes. Just enter your postcode and fill in the form, providing details such as your current energy supply and habits. We will then provide you with a list of the best energy deals from all the suppliers in your area, so you can compare prices and find the best deal for you. Once you’ve selected a new tariff, we will make the switch happen. Just sit back and wait for your bills to go down.

What you’ll need to tell us

To get an accurate quote, we will need to know your postcode, who your current supplier is and what tariff you are on. You will also need to tell us your energy habits, as in how much gas and electricity you typically use. You should be able to find this information by looking at your latest energy bill. If you’re struggling to find a bill, we can give you an estimated quote by asking you a few more questions.

How long will it take?

Comparing energy prices and finding the right deal should take you no longer than 10 minutes. Once this process is complete and you’ve chosen a new tariff, it will take no longer than 21 days to make the switch. Your new supplier will take control of the switching process, so you don’t have to do any work. You will also have a 14-day cooling off period after you choose a new tariff, in which you can cancel the switch free of charge.

What happens after you’ve switched

Once you’ve made the switch with usave, your new supplier will contact you with all the details of your new tariff and the exact date the switch will be made. They will ask you for a meter reading, which they will send to your old supplier. If you have any outstanding debt with your previous supplier, they will send you a final bill so you can settle it.

Guides on Using & Switching Energy

In order to make sure you're getting the very best deal on your gas and electricity supply, you need to know as much as you can. So if you want to know your prepayment meters from your smart meters, or your Big Six from you small challengers, you're in the right place:

Switching Suppliers

Did you know that most people in the UK are spending too much on their energy bills? With the average household spending over £1,000 a year on their gas and electricity, fuelling our homes is one of our costliest outgoings. Switching suppliers is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cut down the cost of your bills, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds a year.

Around two thirds of the country get their energy from one of the Big Six suppliers. However, this often isn’t the cheapest option, especially for those on one of their standard variable tariffs. With so many smaller competitors entering the market in recent years, the range and choice of tariffs out there is vast. By using our energy comparison tool, you could find a cheaper deal that suits you in a matter of minutes.

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Smart Meters

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters being rolled out across the UK. The government plans for every household in the country to have a smart meter installed by the end of 2020. They are designed to ensure that your energy bills are accurate and not based on an estimate. They track your energy usage and send this information to your supplier who will bill you accordingly. They will also display your gas or electricity usage clearly and in real time, allowing you to take greater control of how much you’re spending on energy at home.

If you haven’t got a smart meter already, you should be offered one by the end of next year. But if you want to cut your energy bills now, don’t hesitate to contact your energy supplier so you can get one installed immediately.

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Green Energy

Increasing focus on fossil fuels and climate change has led to a steadily growing interest in energy suppliers who provide energy from renewable sources. In recent years the UK government has been investing in renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydroelectricity and biomass. Not too long ago, green energy sources were more expensive than traditional fossil fuels like coal and oil, but with the help of the government’s commitment towards a cleaner environment, green energy prices today are more competitive than ever.

Most energy suppliers in the country are now moving towards providing increasingly green energy, and almost all will offer you at least one green energy tariff. However, there are also some smaller competitors that get all their energy from clean sources, such as Bulb Energy and Ecotricity. If protecting the environment is as important to you as keeping your bills down, you should consider switching to a green energy tariff.

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Prepayment Meters

Prepayment meters let you to pay for your gas and electricity before you use it, allowing you to keep control of your spending. All prepayment meters come with a key or card that you can top up at your local shop, or via an app on your phone if you have a smart prepayment meter. They are particularly useful if you have had problems paying utility bills in the past and don’t want to rack up more debt. However, while you will know exactly how much you are spending on your energy, failure to top up will mean your electricity or gas supply can be cut off.

The amount you pay for your energy on a prepayment meter is usually more expensive than with traditional meters, so if you want to save money it is worth comparing energy deals and switching. By changing meters and switching suppliers you could save hundreds of pounds a year.

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Why should I switch energy suppliers?

Save Money:

Consumers who switch from a standard variable tariff to the cheapest on the market could save up to £320, Ofgem found. And even if you don’t opt for a bargain basement deal—which may be from a supplier you don’t recognise or not offer you the renewable energy you want—you can still rack up savings of a couple hundred pounds without much difficulty.

Lock in Low Rates:

If you haven’t switched supplier in years, the likelihood is that you’re on a default standard variable tariff. These are invariably the most expensive tariffs around, with prices that tend to increase multiple times a year as wholesale energy costs go up.

By switching, you can hop onto a fixed rate energy deal, which means you can lock in a per unit rate for gas and electricity, insulating you from future rises during the contract term—typically 12, 18, 24, or 36 months. Just make note of when the fixed term expires, so you can remember to switch again.

Switch from a Pre-Payment Tariff, for Savings and Convenience:

You’ll have a pre-payment (or pay-as-you-go) tariff if your property has a pre-payment meter. With these plans, you pay for your energy in advance, topping up the meter with a card or key, or an app if you’ve got a smart prepayment meter. Households get switched to prepayment meters because of existing debt to a supplier, or if the billpayer has a poor credit rating.

If you’re eligible to switch to a credit tariff, many suppliers, including all of the Big Six suppliers, will install a new meter for you without charge. And if you’re a pay-as-you-go energy customer, switching is definitely something you should explore. Although the government implemented a cap on the per-unit rate suppliers can charge customers on pre-payment tariffs in 2017, these tariffs remain among the most expensive ways you can buy energy. You can find significant savings by getting a credit tariff. And imagine: you won’t have to run to the local news agent in your pyjamas to top up your meter ever again.

Take Advantage of New Types of Tariffs:

If you haven’t browsed the energy market in a while, you might be surprised at the types of tariffs now available. Green energy tariffs can give you electricity generated from 100% renewable resources like wind and solar power and gas with an increasing percentage of ‘green gas’ or biomethane. Green tariffs have also fallen in cost to be competitive with almost all non-renewable tariffs. A few suppliers now offer 100% renewable energy tariffs, including Bulb, Co-op, Ecotricity, Good Energy, and Tonik Energy.

Online-only tariffs allow you to handle all contact with your supplier, from meter readings to bills, via an online portal, often for a discount. Online tariff spare you the hassle of post through your letter box and reduce the waste your home produces when you deposit that bill directly into the bin.

Get a Smart Meter:

The smart meter rollout is bringing digital, wireless-enabled, next generation meters to every home and small business in the UK. The benefits are great: smart meters eradicate the need for manual meter readings and allow consumers to see their energy use - in kilowatt hours and pounds and pence - in real time via a digital display. This information is also directly sent to your provider, which means the end of estimated bills.

But the smart meter rollout is behind schedule. If you want to be at the forefront of the new digitised energy system, and to find savings by more closely monitoring your energy use, switch to a supplier that can guarantee they’ll provide you with a smart meter.

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What is usave?

usave is a free price comparison website 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.

Do I need to switch supplier?

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 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.

Will my supply get switched off?

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.

Do I need to inform my current supplier when I switch?

No. Once you choose a new supplier, they will manage the 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.

How can I trust an energy company if I’ve never heard of it?

With so many different companies competing in today’s energy market, it’s unlikely you’ve heard of most of them, let alone all of them. However, some of the best deals can often be found with smaller, lesser-known suppliers. All the suppliers that we compare are licensed and regulated by Ofgem, so they all follow the same rules. If your new supplier ends up going out of business, then the regulator will find a new supplier to take on your supply. Your supply won’t be cut off and any outstanding credit balances will be honoured.

Who is the cheapest energy supplier?

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.

Should I get my gas and electricity from the same supplier?

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.

Can I switch if I’m on a fixed tariff?

You can switch energy suppliers whenever you wish, although if you are on a fixed 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.

How can I be more energy efficient?

The amount you spend on your energy bills not only depends on your tariff but how much energy you use in your home. You can save even more money on your bills by making your home more energy efficient. There are many ways you can do this, from insulating your home to washing your clothes at a lower temperature. For an extensive list of ways to save energy at home, read our guide here.

Can I find any energy discounts? (Warm Home Discount Scheme)

If you are on a low income, you could be eligible for the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The Big Six energy suppliers all offer this discount. The criteria to qualify for the discount vary with each supplier, so if you think you might be eligible, contact your energy supplier to find out more information.

How can I find the best deals on gas and electricity?

Finding the best energy deals with usave is incredibly simple. All you need to do is enter your postcode in the box you’ll find [here]. 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. Once you’ve picked one, just click through and follow the on-screen instructions, and you’re switch will commence.

What if I change my mind?

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.

How much money can I save by switching?

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 [here] to start the comparison process.

Can I switch from a prepayment meter to a standard meter?

Yes, and you’re likely to get a much better deal if you do. 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.

Can I switch if I’m in debt to my current supplier?

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.

Which suppliers offer green energy?

Nowadays, with more and more of a focus on environmental issues across all sectors, it’s no surprise that there are an increasing number of energy supplier that specialise in providing clean electricity and cleaner gas. Most providers will try and tilt their energy mix towards renewables, but there are a few who’s electricity is totally green, including: Bulb, Ecotricity, Good Energy, Green Star and LoCO2. To see a detailed breakdown of where different suppliers source their electricity from, check out our where does my power come from guide.

I’ve recently moved into a new flat/house and received a huge bill, what can I do?

When you move into a new property, you will almost invariably be placed on what’s known as a deemed tariff. This is a standard variable tariff and is the most expensive kind available. So unless you switch right away, you’re going to be paying over the odds for your energy supply.

To make matters worse, unless you set up a new account, your first bill will be based on an estimate – this means that the energy company guess how much they think you might be using and bill you accordingly.

If you’ve received a massive bill for your first month, the first thing you should do is switch right away. Your new supplier will ask for meter readings at some point during the process, and this should correct any overblown estimates. However, it’s a good idea to get in touch with your old supplier and give them up to date meter readings just to make sure – they’ll then send you an amended bill based on what you’ve actually used.

What is an economy 7 tariff?

Economy 7 tariffs use a differential meter to charge a different price for energy at peak and off-peak times. The name, Economy 7, refers to the 7 hours during the night when your energy will be cheaper. Economy 10 tariffs are also available and work in much the same way.

What is a smart meter?

A smart meter is a type of energy meter that tracks and sends usage data to the provider in real time. There are various benefits to smart meters, including no more estimated readings inflating your bills, and the ability to monitor your own energy usage in real time and adjust it accordingly to save power and money.