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Switching your gas supplier?

Get going with your new supplier in 21 days or under with no interruption to your service – because the entire switch is handled by your new provider, all you need to do is switch and save

It takes five minutes

Let us know your postcode and tell us
about your energy usage – using
your most recent bill will give you the best results

We’ll search for savings

We’ll browse the market for the best
deals
and show you how much you can
save if you switch suppliers with us

You’ll be covered

Once you’ve started your switch you
won’t need to do a thing – your new
provider will take care of everything

How do I compare gas prices?

Comparing gas prices with MoneySuperMarket is quick and easy. All you need to do is give us a few details about yourself, your home and your approximate energy usage – the more accurate you can be, the more accurate your bills will be.

We’ll show you a list of quotes from the UK’s leading energy providers, including the Big Six as well as smaller companies. You’ll be able to compare tariffs by the rate you’ll be on, an estimate of your monthly and yearly costs, and the savings you’ll make by switching. When you’ve found the deal you want, just click through to the provider to finalise your purchase – and you’ll be swapped over within 21 days with no hassle thanks to the energy switch guarantee.

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What types of gas tariff can I get?

When you compare gas tariffs you’ll see several different types available, including:

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Fixed

A fixed-rate tariff means the cost-per-unit of gas will stay the same for the duration of your contract. This doesn’t necessarily mean your bills will be the same each month – the amount you pay will depend on the actual amount of gas you use. The main benefit of fixed-rate gas tariffs is that you’ll be protected against price rises – but equally you won’t be able to take advantage if prices drop

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Variable

Sometimes known as standard variable tariffs, these are generally the most common option – they’re also what you’ll be moved over to if your existing fixed-rate tariff ends

3

Prepaid

Prepaid gas tariffs let you pay in advance for gas – you top up your prepayment meter using a card, key, token or your supplier’s online facility (if they have one). If you’re on a prepayment tariff you might find gas is more expensive per unit, however they can be a good way to manage your gas usage if you’re on a budget

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What is a dual fuel tariff?

A dual fuel tariff gives you both gas and electricity from the same provider, which can be more convenient as you’ll only have one point of contact for both supplies. Additionally if you’re using a smart meter, you’ll only need the one for both gas and electricity if you’re on a dual fuel tariff. You can take out both fixed and variable dual fuel tariffs.

Are dual fuel energy tariffs cheaper?

Dual fuel tariffs can be a cheaper option as some providers offer discounts if you get both gas and electricity with them. However this won’t always be the case, so it’s best to compare all your options so you can find the best price for what you need.

How can I reduce my gas bill?

Switching is the easiest way to cut your gas bill down, but you can also make a few changes here and there to improve the overall efficiency of your home’s gas usage:

  • Prevent heat loss: A significant portion of energy used by UK homes goes towards space heating, understandable for this cold and rainy island we inhabit. Installing insulation, draft excluders and double-glazing help keep the heat where it should be
  • Replace your equipment: Newer boiler models are generally much more efficient at heating your home, though it can be expensive to replace an old boiler – it’s worth working out the costs to see if you could save. You might also consider a smart meter and smart thermostat if you’re eligible, as these let you keep a closer eye on your energy consumption so you can see where you need to change your habits 
  • Take advantage of government schemes: Certain government schemes, including the winter fuel payment and the affordable warmth obligation, give eligible people help with their energy bills and the overall energy efficiency of their homes

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What is the energy switch guarantee?

The aim of the energy switch guarantee is to give consumers more confidence in switching energy suppliers as well as making the overall process quick and easy. The whole process is taken care of by your new provider, and you won’t be without gas or electricity at any point – and in the unlikely scenario that any problems do occur, your new provider will work to resolve it as soon as they can.

You’ll also be able to cancel the switch at any time within 14 days – if you do, you’ll remain with your old provider. If you have any credit from your previous energy account, this will be refunded within 14 days of your final bill.

Can I switch gas tariffs if I’m a tenant?

If you’re a tenant and you pay the supplier directly, you’ll be able to switch supplier. If your landlord pays the bill out of your rent, you won’t be able to switch without discussing it with them first, and they’ll need to make the switch themselves.

What’s the difference between the Big Six and smaller energy suppliers?

Most of the country’s energy comes from the Big Six, the six biggest energy suppliers in the UK – these are:

  • British Gas
  • EDF Energy
  • E.ON
  • Npower
  • Scottish Power
  • SSE

However there’ve been an increasing number of smaller providers, such as First Utility, Octopus Energy, and Ecotricity. They may not be as well-known as the ‘Big Six’ companies, however they do offer certain advantages:

  • Some smaller suppliers specialise in green energy
  • Many also come out on top for customer service, compared to the Big Six
  • You may be able to find a cheaper deal when you switch over

Can I switch if I’m on a prepayment meter?

You’ll be able to switch from a prepayment meter to a credit meter if you aren’t in debt to your current provider – but you might need to undergo a credit check. Some suppliers might charge a fee to change your meter, but not all will – shopping around and comparing deals is the best way to find a better deal.

What is the energy price cap?

The energy price cap is calculated and set by Ofgem, and they’re reviewed every six months. In October 2019 the price cap was set at £1,179 for standard variable tariffs (SVT) and £1,217 for prepayment meter tariffs – but the new price cap set in February 2020 changed it to £1,162 for SVTs and £1,200 for prepayment tariffs.

Will I have to pay an exit fee when I switch gas suppliers?

If you’re on a fixed-rate tariff it’s likely you’ll need to pay an exit fee when you switch, as most fixed tariffs require you to sign a contract. However you won’t need to sign a contract for standard variable tariffs, and there are usually no exit fees.

How can I compare gas tariffs for my business?

Finding an energy tariff for your business is slightly different to domestic energy. Energy suppliers for businesses will offer the option of auto-renewing your contract, and while this might reduce the hassle of finding a supplier, you may also be on a more expensive tariff than you need to be.

All you need to do is give us at MoneySuperMarket a few details about your business’s energy usage and location, and you’ll be able to find a better deal for your business. You can request a call back from our energy experts, or call them yourself on 0800 088 6986, and discuss your requirements so you can find the right business energy deal for you.

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Why use MoneySuperMarket to switch your energy?

You could save hundreds of pounds by switching your gas and electricity to a cheaper tariff through MoneySuperMarket.

We help you compare prices from all the energy suppliers in the UK, so you can find the cheapest deals in the market.

It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper energy deal.  All you have to do is answer some simple questions, and we'll show you tariffs and offers from all the energy companies. We’ll also show you how much you could save by switching to each tariff, to help you choose the best one for you.

We can help you switch to tariffs from most companies directly through MoneySuperMarket.  Just click the green button, answer a few more questions, and you’re done.

If you’d prefer to talk to someone, you can call us on 0800 177 7087. We can answer any questions you might have, and even switch you to a new deal over the phone.

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