Have you thought about your gas bill yet? With winter only a couple of months away, sourcing a supplier that suits your goals and keeps your home warm is a top priority for any household. If you’re looking to save on your energy costs or moving into a brand-new home to get the best deal, we’ve covered everything you need to know. Read on to find out how to find the cheapest gas suppliers.
Why should I look for cheap gas suppliers?
If you’ve been with the same supplier for years, you could be paying over the odds for something you could get cheaper elsewhere. In many cases, the most affordable gas supplier isn’t the company you’re currently with, but other businesses competing within the same industry. By shopping around, you can get the best possible deal and free up your extra cash for other purposes.
What to look for when finding the cheapest supplier
Households across the UK are gaining access to a £400 energy bills discount over the colder months, as covered here. But while that reduction may seem like a good enough deal to stay put, you may not be getting the most from your energy supplier. Besides, whatever supplier you go to, that reduced cost will go with you – so why not access better deals and get the discount simultaneously? Here’s what to look for to find the cheapest supplier:
Figure out whether you can switch
If you’re in a fixed deal, it’s worth checking when that deal ends to identify whether switching is an option for you right now. If your contract ends in a short time, this can indicate it’s time to start shopping around and exploring other options.
Look at the costs
The lower the price of gas, the more cost-effective a plan will be. Ensuring you consider all of the expenses involved in your energy bill, including your standing charge, gives you a good picture of how much you’re likely to pay. That information is invaluable when searching for a better deal.
Fixed or variable?
Deciding whether you want a fixed or variable energy deal can determine what kind of product you want. Variable contracts change over the year as your usage does, while fixed costs remain the same. If you haven’t gone fixed, but you’re considering it, looking at the offers out there can help you get a good deal.
Ready to switch?
If you’d like to find the cheapest gas supplier, Switch Plan can help. Their expert team is on hand to find you the right deal, as experts in energy bills of all kinds. Call them on 0330 818 6223 or schedule a call back to get the ball rolling.