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Big Energy Saving Week: Switch

Many people stay on the same tariff or with the same energy supplier for years, without realising they could be getting a better deal elsewhere. By switching tariffs or suppliers, or joining an oil club, you could save hundreds on your fuel bill.

Take control of your energy costs - why pay more than you have to?

Switch suppliers or tariffs

Make sure you can enjoy a comfortable, healthy home without the anxiety of ever-rising costs. If you’ve never switched before, it is well worth having a look around to see what’s on offer.

Check whether you could save money with the Citizens Advice energy price comparison tool which is free, uses a full market comparison, totally independent and gives us a customer service rating out of 5 stars for the major energy companies.  

We also have advice and tips on what to think about when switching.

If you don't have internet access you can phone the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06.

To make sure you get the best deal, you’ll need to have some information with you including, the name of your current supplier and tariff, the among of energy you use, how you currently pay and your postcode.

Other suppliers have also signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee, which commits them to provide a reliable and hassle-free switch.

Switching suppliers - more information

You can find out more about switching suppliers or for more detailed information, check our advice pages:

Use heating oil for fuel?

If you use heating oil it can be more difficult for you to shop around and feel hard to switch supplier. But you do have some options - the Oil save website can help you find out about alternative suppliers in your area, and to get a better deal you might consider joining or setting up a local oil buying club.

Oil clubs are a great way to save money on fuel costs. In simple terms, you can use the collective buying power of a group in your local area to negotiate a better deal from oil suppliers by buying in bulk and getting deliveries at the same time. Discounts of up to 10 per cent are possible, and they also help the environment by cutting down the number of tanker journeys on roads. Find out more on ACRE’s website (England only).