Switch Energy Suppliers
A lot of people think that to switch energy suppliers is a difficult task – lined with headaches and pitfalls. This is not true. The energy switching process is as easy as the flick of a switch. Best of all, your energy supply won’t get cut during the changeover process and you can switch even if you owe your current supplier. We compare energy prices from the whole UK energy market and you can even switch online in minutes.
How do I switch energy suppliers?
Start a comparison today and find the best deal for you. Once you have chosen a deal complete the form and we will help you switch energy suppliers online in munites. If you have decided to switch, read on to find out how the energy switching process works.
Get your latest bill
We will need to know a bit about the details of your current provider. This includes the name of your tariff and how much you spend on electricity. You can find all this information on your most recent bills or the annual statement sent by your energy supplier. If you don’t have your latest energy consumption available to you, our estimation tool can work it out for you based on your household information. If you are moving or have recently moved to a new house, you can also use our comparison tool to get an accurate quote and switch energy supplier.
Choose a tariff
Once you have entered your information, you will be taken to a page that displays a list of energy suppliers that offer you the best deal than the one that you are currently on. Once you have decided to switch, and have chosen the tariff you wish to switch to, you will be directed to a page with an energy switching form. Once you enter your details, you new supplier will calculate your new bill and send the details of the new reading to your old supplier who will then send you the final bill.
Check your balance
Once the final bill is issued to you by your old supplier, you will be able to see whether or not you have a credit or debit balance, and how you much money owe them. Here comes the best part. If you have not paid enough to cover the energy you have been using, or if you have fallen back with your energy bill for whatever reason, you will still be able to switch as long as your debt does not exceed £500 and you will have to arrange a payment plan to pay your previous supplier what you owe them.
Energy switching period
Confirming your switch takes only a few minutes, but the actual changeover process takes 21 days. This also includes a 14 day cooling off period in the event you change your mind and want to cancel the switch. As mentioned, the changeover process is easy and does not need a plumbing or re-wiring. Your new supplier and the old supplier will schedule a date between themselves and will notify you the date of the switch.
Switching to a credit meter
If you have a prepayment meter you can switch to a credit meter. The process is fast and straightforward. Realise that some suppliers charge to switch from prepayment meter. So be sure to contact your provider to find out if they charge for the prepayment meter change. If you can’t switch to a credit meter, consider switching to a prepayment tariff that offers a better deal.