Dual fuel energy means you get your gas and electricity from the same provider supplier. It can be more convenient than using separate suppliers – and it’s often cheaper, though this isn’t always guaranteed.
Instead of having to deal with two separate bills from different companies, you’ll just get bills from one. You can even get a combined bill, which gives you a better idea of your energy usage and costs
You’ll only need to get in touch with one energy supplier if you have any questions. And you can manage everything through one account
You might be able to save some money, as some providers may offer a dual fuel discount
Switching to a dual fuel tariff is a quick and easy process. Once you’ve found a deal you like, it’s a simple case of filling out a form with your details and letting the energy companies handle it
(the cost of having a gas and electricity supply)
In general, most energy suppliers offer dual fuel deals.
Any household that uses both mains gas and mains electricity can qualify for a dual fuel tariff.
Pop in your postcode and tell us about your energy usage – using your most recent bill will give you the best results.
We’ll search the market for deals and show you what you can get if you switch suppliers with us.
Once you’ve started your switch you won’t need to do a thing – your new provider will take care of everything.
It’s easier to manage – you won’t have to deal with your gas and electricity separately, saving you time and effort
Discounted deals – some energy suppliers may give you a discount for bundling your gas and electricity together
It’s not always the cheapest option – depending on the supplier, you might find that single fuel tariffs work out cheaper for you than dual fuel tariffs
Early exit fees – if you have a fixed-rate dual fuel tariff but want to switch to another supplier before your deal ends, you’ll have to pay an exit fee for leaving early
Sometimes – but not always. You may find that a dual fuel plan is cheaper one year, and a single fuel one is cheaper the next year.
The best thing to do is to regularly review your energy plan, compare it to other tariffs and shop around.
Be aware, though, that right now it's best to stay put with your current tariff. This is because there aren't any deals available to switch to.
Dual fuel tariffs can be cheaper than buying your gas and electricity from separate suppliers, but this isn’t always guaranteed.
If you look closely at all the possible energy providers, you may find the cheapest option is to get your gas from one supplier and your electricity from another. It depends on where you live, how much energy you use, and the products available at the time you switch.
When switching becomes available again, it’s always a good idea to compare energy tariffs by looking at both dual fuel deals and separate suppliers, before making a decision.
Most energy suppliers offer dual fuel deals but it’s totally up to you whether you choose to switch to dual fuel or stick to a single tariff.
If you get both your fuels from the same supplier, but you're not sure whether you're actually on a dual fuel tariff, the easiest way to find out is to check your energy bills or statements. Alternatively, call your supplier to find out.
If you currently get your gas and electricity from two different suppliers, you’re definitely not on a dual fuel contract.
Under normal circumstances, it’s quick and easy to switch to a dual fuel tariff thanks to the energy switch guarantee. But 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, from Big Six companies to one of the smaller providers.
The whole process is handled by the company you’re switching to, and guarantees you’ll switch hassle-free with no interruption to your supply.
If you opt to fast track your switch, you should be with your new supplier within just five working days.
Alternatively, if you opt to wait until the end of your 14-day cooling-off period to complete the switch you should be switched over on the fifteenth day.
Whichever option you pick, 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.
If you’re on a fixed term deal and you choose to switch, there may be an early cancellation fee involved with switching before the end of the term.
Right now, it's best to stay with your current tariff. This is because there aren't any deals to switch to at the moment.
Nevertheless, you can still run a comparison and leave us your email. When switching is available again, we'll get in touch.
Normally, you'd be able to compare quotes by the type of rate you’ll be on and the estimated cost per year and per month, as well as see deals from a wide range of energy suppliers.
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 compare. All you have to do is answer some simple questions, and we'll show you tariffs and offers from all the energy companies.
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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