What is a dual fuel tariff?
A dual fuel energy tariff is when both your gas and electricity supply come from the same energy provider. Almost all tariffs offer a dual fuel option and you may be able to save money on your energy bill by switching to one.
Are dual fuel energy tariffs cheaper?
Some energy providers offer discounts if you get a dual fuel tariff. This could come as:
- A percentage off your bill
- A cheaper energy unit rate per KW hour
- A lower standing charge (the cost of having a gas and electricity supply)
However, this isn’t always the case, so it’s always better to compare your options beforehand to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
Are there any other benefits to dual fuel energy tariffs?
Aside from potentially finding a cheaper deal on energy, switching to a dual fuel tariff can offer the following benefits:
- Half the hassle: with a dual fuel tariff you’ll only receive one energy bill from your provider, rather two bills from two separate providers, which can make your bills a lot easier to manage
- One point of contact: if you have any issues with your energy supply, you’ll only have one company to deal with
- One meter: If you use a smart meter to monitor your energy usage, you’ll only need one meter for both gas and electricity with a dual fuel tariff
How can I switch to a dual fuel energy tariff?
Switching energy suppliers is easy thanks to the Energy Switch Guarantee. The whole process is handled by the company you’re switching to, and guarantees you’ll switch hassle-free within 21 days.
You won’t lose your gas or electricity supply at all during the switching process, and if there are any issues, your new supplier will try to resolve them as quickly as possible.
If you decide you don’t want to switch, you can cancel within 14 days and stay with your old provider. If you do switch, you’ll get any credit on your old account back within 14 days of your last energy bill.
However, before you switch energy suppliers it’s always best to compare your options. With MoneySuperMarket, you can compare gas, electricity, and dual fuel tariffs from a range of suppliers – whether it’s a Big Six company or one of the smaller providers, we can help you find a tariff right for you.
85% of customers who switch energy provider with MoneySuperMarket switch to a duel fuel energy tariff. According to MoneySuperMarket data, correct as of March 2018.
Compare energy tariffs
Comparing energy tariffs with MoneySuperMarket is an easy way to find a cheaper deal. All you need to do is tell us a little about yourself, your home, and approximately how much energy you use. This is because the more we know about your energy usage the more accurate your quote will be.
Then we’ll be able to provide you with a list of tariffs tailored to your energy needs. You’ll be able to compare quotes by the type of rate you’ll be on, the estimated cost per year and per month, as well as the yearly savings you’ll make if you switch.
Once you’ve chosen the deal you want, click through to the provider to finalise your purchase. Thanks to the Energy Switch Guarantee you’ll be swapped over within 21 days, hassle-free.
Switch and save with Energy Monitor
Switching your energy supplier is the easiest way to cut your fuel bill. With MoneySuperMarket's Energy Monitor we'll let you know as soon as there's a cheaper tariff available, whether it’s gas, electricity or both, so you can switch and save money effortlessly.