You could cut £200 from your bills by switching say DECC
Be An Energy Shopper campaign launches
All major suppliers have announced gas price cuts during the past few weeks, by April 2016 all will have reduced their rates by around 5%. However with suppliers still benefiting from wholesale gas price reductions of over 50%, more could be done. Standard tariffs still cost hundreds more a year than the cheapest deals on the market, and with that in mind the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) have launched another of their "Be an energy shopper" campaigns to increase the level of switching activity among the public.
An introduction to energy shopping
The key myths of energy switching that need to be debunked:
- I won't save much: We regularly see customers saving hundreds on their bills by taking the few minutes it takes to switch. Savings of large amounts are possible, in fact in a survey of 10,000 switchers through energyhelpline between July and October 2015 10% saved £539 or more.
- It is complicated: you just need a few details from a current bill, with that you can conduct an accurate comparison and be on your way to cheaper energy in minutes
- There will be an impact to my supply: There is no chance that could happen, none of your pipes or cables are affected. A switch simply changes who you pay and how much you pay for your gas and electricity.
To find out more about energy shopping, please visit the Be An Energy Shopper site here.