Energy Switching Guide
By making use of our energy switching and comparison tool, you’ll be able to compare energy prices of all domestic providers and switch energy suppliers online. The best thing about our service is it’s completely free of charge and very easy to use. This way you’ll be able to compare the best energy deals from one convenient location.
Energy Switching FAQs
Below we have listed some of our most commonly asked questions with regards to energy switching. With our energy switching FAQs, we hope to have answered all your questions.
- Why choosing dual fuel can lower your energy bills?
In recent years, dual fuel tariffs have become the popular way to bundle your energy services. This is the efficient and stress-free way to receive energy in the home. With one bill covering everything, convenience is right at your fingertips with a dual fuel option. No need to worry about paying various bills each month and the potential of paying bills late. One monthly payment takes care of everything.
If customer issues or queries show up, it is far easier to resolve them as well. If you have questions, you only have to deal with one supplier, rather than reach out to several. If you choose this option, going with a reputable supplier will also ensure you aren’t dealing with monthly issues on your bills. You can receive discounts from many suppliers, and for some homeowners, it will reduce monthly expenses for gas and electricity by bundling the services.
Befuddled has made the transition to dual fuel tariffs easy on everyone. Simply use our energy comparison tool and provide the requested information to get started. With many options, you just have to choose the best energy deals suited to you and your family’s needs.
You should consider several factors when switching providers. From usage to the type of tariff you want to receive, you have to consider all relevant factors prior to making the transition. Giving yourself the best opportunity to make the right choice on this big decision is critical; for this reason Befuddled is the website to help you make that transition!
We compare prices from all UK energy suppliers and are a reputable and trustworthy energy comparison site. Back that up with the fact that our service is free of charge and it’s a win-win for you! We ensure you will have the peace of mind in knowing you are getting the best service, lowest rates and highly accessible energy comparison when you choose to use our site before switching to the dual fuel tariff.
- Why should I switch energy suppliers?
You could save yourself a considerable amount of money when you switch energy suppliers. In addition to the savings, most suppliers now offer a range of additional features with their product offerings which can not only make it more convenient for you to pay your bill (e.g. by monthly Direct Debit or online) but also allow you to earn loyalty points (AirMiles for instance). In addition to each suppliers tariff, we have a database of all the available payment options and product features. This allows you to pick the product you want easily and quickly.
- How much can I save by switching energy suppliers?
The amount you save when you switch energy suppliers depends on a number of factors:
- The amount of competition in your area.
- How aggressive the pricing policy of your existing supplier.
- How much energy you use.
- How you pay your bill.
Our own research shows that the average savings quoted to all our users are around £160 per year. The top 10% of energy consumers with very high current bills receive annual savings quotes of £500 or more. To find out exactly how much you can save, please feel free to use our energy comparison and switching service.
- What if I have a pre-payment meter or a smart meter?
You can still switch. Most pre-payment meters will require that you have a debt of less than £500. Whilst having a smart meter has no bearing on whether or not you can switch, your new provider may not be able to offer the same smart meter functions. If there is a reduction in the functionality of your smart meter, your new supplier will inform you before you switch.
- Will there be any interruption to my gas or electricity supply?
This would be very unlikely. Your new supplier will use exactly the same wires, pipes and meters that you currently use. Your new supplier will also contact your existing supplier to arrange for the transfer of your supply. The only thing that you will notice is that your bill will come from your new supplier.
- Do I need to contact my existing energy supplier if I want to switch supplier?
Your new supplier will arrange the energy transfer for you. You do not need to contact your previous supplier. Once you have signed up for a new supply contract, your new supplier will let your previous supplier know on what date the change is taking place. You should ensure that you pay your final bill promptly. If you pay by direct debit or standing order, please make sure you cancel these arrangements once the final bill has been paid.
- Who reads my meter when I switch energy suppliers?
Your meter reading needs to be taken when you switch energy suppliers. Your new supplier will either arrange for your meter reading to be taken, or they may ask you to take the reading yourself. Details of the final reading will be sent from your new supplier to your old one so that your previous supplier can send you a final bill.
Please keep a note of your meter reading on the date that you transfer supplier. You will need this information if you do not agree with your final bill.
- Can my current supplier prevent me from switching to a new supplier?
As long as you are not in debt with your existing energy supplier, they cannot prevent you from switching.
- Will I need a contract?
If you are changing supplier you will have to enter into a contract with the new supplier. The contract will specify the price you will pay and the terms and conditions of supply.
- Can I cancel a contract once I have applied for it?
After signing up to a new supplier through this service, you are allowed a ‘cooling off’ period of between 7 to 14 days. During this period, you can cancel the contract without penalty, provided the services you are purchasing are in excess of £35. After the ‘cooling off’ period has lapsed, you will have to give the supplier notice of your intention to end the contract. The notice that you need to give will depend upon the type of contract you took. Most contracts require 28 days notice prior to termination.
Switching your energy providers has never been so easy – use Befuddled to find the best energy deals and switch today!