It is important to note that dual fuel comparison is not the only way to keep your bills to a minimum and can actually sometimes be more expensive than using two separate energy providers. So make sure to check both options in the energy supplier comparison form.
Beside this, the best way to keep your energy bill low is to carefully monitor your electric and gas consumption. Classics like leaving the lights on, overuse of the tumble dryer, heating the water too high and keeping the heating on for longer than necessary, all contribute significantly to your energy bill. As well as all this, make you switch to low energy light bulbs and potentially consider an upgrade of your white goods if they are old (new white goods are a lot more energy efficient).
Being careful with your usage is the number one way to reduce your gas and electric bills. Not only does it save money, but you limit the damage done to the environment by conserving energy where possible.
Compare energy suppliers regularly to make sure you are getting the best deal. Prices vary all the time and many providers will offer new customer discounts as a way of building their customer base.
Check your energy meters regularly: Keep an eye on your meters and know how much energy you are using. Do not rely on the estimates provided by the energy supplier, as you may have a big shock when you receive your bill at the end of the year.
Move your bills to paperless: Opting for online energy billing can knock a big chunk off total energy costs, as much as ten percent!
Say goodbye to prepay options: Prepay is more expensive, so even though you can be charged to move to a billable meter, it will pay off in the long term.
Having difficulties paying bills? It is not uncommon for energy providers to offer financial assistance to people facing financial difficulties. However you may still save more money by switching using the quote form above
Think about how you pay: Direct Debits are the preferred method of payment for utility providers and therefore they incentivise customers to pay using a DD by offering sizeable discounts on your bill
Opt for a smaller company: By comparing energy prices you may find that one of the smaller suppliers is offering a better deal, it’s not always best to go for the larger companies.