It is worthwhile taking the time to compare energy suppliers to find the best deal, one newspaper has highlighted.
The Sun's money-saving adviser, Captain Crunch, tells consumers that comparing energy suppliers is not as much hassle as they may think, particularly if online comparison sites are used.
Switching energy supplier and changing the method of payment can help to shave hundreds of pounds off energy bills, the paper advises.
There aren't usually any fees for changing supplier, the paper adds, noting that there can, however, be some costs involved with moving off a fixed tariff before the end of an agreement.
Written quotes are also now available from any energy salesmen who meet with consumers face to face, but the paper notes that such people are likely to be tied to one supplier, whereas using a comparison site gives the customer the opportunity to compare all energy providers.
The colder weather that has affected the UK of late has had an effect on the number of people looking to change suppliers, energyhelpline recently said.
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