Stop wasting money on inefficient energy plans. As time goes by, energy suppliers are coming out with better deals and tariffs for new or savvy customers. If your contract is a few years old, it’s likely to be outdated, meaning you pay more for the same energy than a customer who signs a new contract.
If you never bother to check, you may sit on the same old plan, paying hundreds of pounds per year more than your neighbour. uSwitch is a free comparison service which helps you compare your plan with all the latest offers and find a better deal.
Get the most current offers for your locations and switch your gas and electricity contract in just a few minutes and a couple of taps on your mobile device or desktop PC. uSwitch will make it all happen for free.
How does uSwitch work
Following the link to uSwitch, you need to enter your postcode, meter type and, for a more accurate comparison, your average monthly consumption. Use your latest energy bill for the best results.
After adding in your information, uSwitch will analyse and display the best offers that are available in your area. You can compare them to your current plan and pick the best contract for your home.
uSwitch will handle the procedures and paperwork for you and liaise with your current and your new chosen provider to make the switch. Your energy will come through the same pipes and wires, so there won’t be any engineers visiting. You will hear from your new supplier within 2 weeks to confirm the switch. You will receive a pack of paperwork to review from your new supplier and that is everything you need to do.
It’s that simple! Try for yourself!
Tenants can change their utility provider too!
You can benefit from an energy switch even if you don’t own the property you live in.
In general, tenants who use the default assured shorthold tenancy are responsible for their own bills and utilities. If you’re responsible for the gas and electricity bills and it’s your name on the contract, you’re free to choose your own supplier. The landlord cannot and should not interfere with your switch. However, we advise that you review your tenancy agreement and contact your landlord to ensure that you don’t run into trouble.
There are tenancies that fall outside of this category. Often HMO tenants are not responsible for their own energy contracts since they share the same property with other people. In such cases, usually, the landlord manages the contract and divides the expenses adding them to the monthly or weekly rent. If this is your scenario, you will need to negotiate with the landlord to make the switch. If it’s beneficial to all tenants, they shouldn’t mind.
Lodgers, who occupy a room in the landlord’s home will most of the time not have control over their own bills. In such cases, you need to communicate with your landlord and convince them a change of energy supplier will reduce their own bills.