If you’ve landed on this article, it’s likely that you’ve been having second thoughts and you are almost ready to “change my energy supplier”.
This is totally natural, especially as more and more independent energy suppliers enter the market and disrupt the industry. You’ve probably heard your neighbour or work colleague tell you how they saved hundreds of pounds, and you are fed up with your slowly rising bills and poorly suited tariff.
All this is probably a good sign that you’re ready to switch, and why “I need to change my energy supplier” can now become and action and not just a great idea. Here are our best reasons why you should change your energy supplier.
You’re unhappy with your provider
Doubt about the pricing and tariff of major UK energy suppliers, plus the belief that you can get a better deal elsewhere is probably going to be your best reason or incentive for switching. With the difference between the most expensive energy supplier and the cheapest energy supplier being around £434, there’s a lot of value in taking control of your bills.
Action: Use our energy supplier price comparison service to see how much you could save.
There’s so much variety between the companies
Customer service, different tariffs, where the energy is sourced from and the ethical history of the business means that you have many factors to consider. If you want an energy company that reinvests surplus financial assets into socially beneficial causes through their trust, look to Ebico or Robin Hood Energy.
If you want green, clean, renewable energy, look to Ecotricity or Green Energy UK. If you want the highest customer satisfaction possible, go for OVO Energy or Places For People Energy.
There are over 40 different suppliers, all with different benefits, so your decision can transcend well beyond who offers the cheapest price.
Action: Choose which value is most important to you and research which corresponds best, before you change your energy supplier.
Switching has never been so quick and simple
Those who are not so internet savvy are often nervous about the prospect of changing, thinking that it may be a hassle, they’ll be bombarded with offers and quotes, or their power will get cut off. None of that is true, and switching now takes just a matter of minutes!
Action: Read our guide on what you need to switch, right now
You’re probably not on the best deal you could be
Unless you recently switched, it’s likely that you’re overpaying, in fact we could almost guarantee it. If you’ve switched before, and you chose a great tariff, what you might not have realised is that these tariffs expire, and when they do, you get moved to the energy supplier’s default, or standard tariff, which is always more expensive.
Action: Leave your supplier within the last 49 days of your fixed tariff and you will avoid having to pay an exit fee!
“I want to change my energy supplier, but I’m still not convinced?”
When you get quoted a price, you don’t have to commit to it, so there is zero harm in finding out how much exactly you are overpaying. If you need more knowledge about the theory of why switching is a great idea
Action: Switch your supplier in three simple steps by visiting My Energy homepage.