But now we’re properly into autumn, and it will soon be time to switch on the central heating.
And that means thinking about energy prices.
Dodge price hikes for 12 months
At MoneySuperMarket, we’re big fans of fixed-term, fixed-price energy deals, such as our latest offer from Eon (details below).
Our data shows that a typical household could slice up to £359 off its annual energy expenditure by moving to a leading fixed tariff*.
As the name suggests, fixed tariffs last for a stated amount of time – usually 12 or 24 months – and the price of each unit of gas or electricity used during that term is guaranteed to remain the same.
So while your actual bill will still vary according to how much energy you use, you’ll have the comfort of knowing the cost of each unit won’t budge, regardless of what happens to prices elsewhere.
That’s particularly important at the moment because the wholesale cost of energy on global markets is rising, and the cheapest deals available to UK customers are disappearing.
So it makes sense to grab a competitive deal when you see one.
Cheapest Eon deal in over 5 years**
One of the leading deals at the moment is on offer exclusively through price comparison websites such as MoneySuperMarket.
Here are the details:
Provider: Eon (one of the ‘Big Six’ energy firms)
Tariff: Saver Fixed 1-year v1
Duration: 12 months
Typical cost: £760***
Exit fees: £30 per fuel (you are able to switch without paying a fee once you are within 42 days of the end of your 12-month term)
Availability: Not available to existing Eon customers****
Finding the best deal for you
When you run an energy quote at MoneySuperMarket, we search the leading providers to find the cheapest deals for your circumstances.
We present these in price order, so you can choose the tariff you prefer. If you need help at any stage, you can give us a call (free) on 0800 177 7087 (our telephone hours are 9am-8pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-5-30pm Fri, 10am-2pm Sat, and we’re closed on Sunday).
Once you’ve entered all your details with the provider, you can look forward to the switch being completed in 21 days.
There’ll be no work done inside or outside your property, and there’ll be no interruption to your supply.
In fact, the only difference you should notice is a welcome drop in the size of your bill.
*51% of customers could save up to £359. MoneySuperMarket data, May 2016.
**The last Eon tariff which was below £760 was over 5 years ago, based on Ofgem average consumption figures and Energylinx data, September 2016
***Based on Ofgem’s average consumption data
****Exclusive to price comparison websites. You can’t get this deal directly from Eon
Please note: any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing. Click on a highlighted product and apply direct.