Cheapest Energy Supplier
Winter is an unavoidable season that is fast approaching and so are the arrival of the yearly energy bills. With the expiration of fixed rate tariffs, and for some customers, the automatic switch to the provider’s pricer standard tariff, opening bills may trigger some to begin knitting thick sweaters for the family and start scavenging for fire logs. The average household will spend £1300 a year on gas and electricity, however, switching over to the right energy supplier could save you lots of money. Here is a list of 5 potential energy suppliers that could save you.
*All prices are based on a 3 bedroom terraced house.
Fighting off stiff competition from the Top 6, Ecotricity won Which?’s Satisfaction Survey of 2015 by dominating the table with their five star customer service, accuracy and clarity of bills and energy prices. As Britain’s only green energy and electricity supplier, Ecotricity’s cheap tariffs offer a three bedroom semi terraced house the chance to save up to £200 with their eco-friendly Green Electricity and Energy. In comparison to British Gas, Ecotrcity’s Green Energy overshadows their tariff by offering a cheaper and greener alternative that is over £50 cheaper.
Their name is misleading. Good Energy provides more than a standard service, their work and company ethics have seen them completely supply their energy though Britain’s natural sources such as Cornish sunshine, Scottish Wind and Welsh rain. Their alluring vision to move the UK to a cleaner and greener future comes at an unbelievable cheap price. Good Energy’s three simplistic fixed tariffs offer low usage of duel fuel at £772.28 per year. Their medium usage tariff, however, is a definite contender. By offering as little as £1106. 54 per year, Good Energy’s customers save nearly £200 on their annual energy bill.
Switching over to Ebico not only saves you money, but it gives you the opportunity to stand against fuel poverty. Ibex mission to eradicate fuel poverty in the UK means that all their tariff is as clear as pay-as-you-go. Customers who choose Ebico only pay for what they use, when they use it. Continuing from their simplistic payment, Ebico offers a no exit fee payment or fixed contract. Those who decide to move over to this charity and customer focused energy supplier should expect an annual small usage duel fuel bill to only come up with £800.60. Medium usage will see customers paying £1234. 16.
Having won Which?’s Best Energy Provider Award in 2015, Ovo Energy has much to boast about. One of the UK’s independent energy provider, Ovo Energy, offers their customers the chance to control every aspect of their energy bill from choosing standard or renewable energy to PAYG or tariffs. It is their new and innovative monitoring service, however, that ultimately takes centre stage. Unlike other energy services, Ovo Energy has fully captured the digital world and encompassed it in their service by providing apps, online, text, and shop services to help monitor energy usage, balance updates and instant top ups. Ova Energy’s fast and easy service shines through with their competitive prices. Ova Energy PAYG rate offers a 3 bedroom terraced as little as £21 a week for duel fuel, averaging an annual bill to just £1008.
A relatively new energy supplier, Flow Energy offers their customers a complete package by giving them the chance to switch the way they use energy and how much they spend. Their introduction to an innovative, efficient and clever alternative boiler, Flow Boiler, not only supplies gas, but it also generates electricity to power the entire home and appliances. By creating up to 2000kWh of electricity per year, this means Flow Energy’s customers will need less energy from their Electricity provider and would saves up to £500 in the long term. Alternatively, Flow Energy also provides service and rates to customers with the standard boiler. Their tariffs will see an annual energy bill of just over £1110, saving the average customer just under £200.
When researching for the cheapest energy supplier keep a copy of your latest energy bill as a guide. Nearly all energy supplier’s websites provide customers the chance to input their details and instantly populate a precise annual bill. Whilst exploring your options remembers that some energy suppliers provide more than just energy; Utility Warehouse Energy, for example, offers package deals for energy, phone and broadband and Ovo Energy are given a 3 % interest reward on their balance every month.