Home Price Comparison
WOW!! EVERY 100th CUSTOMER TO SWITCH VIA OUR SITE WILL WIN THEIR HOME ENERGY BILLS PAID FOR 12 MONTHS BY TOTAL UTILITY CONSULTANTS!!!
Should you switch?
Do you want cheaper gas and electricity for your home? When your gas and electricity bills arrive do you dread opening them? If you are looking to save money one of the quickest and easiest ways is to change gas and electricity supplier, you can still get cheap gas and electricity for your home. Switching energy bills can save you up to £310 a year!! However, this level of saving is only likely if you’ve never switched provider and are not signed up to a duel fuel, online tariff paying by direct debit.
If you already do this then the saving will be much smaller. The comparison process is very complex, there are over 400 tariffs on the market.
Some tariffs are based on one fixed price for a unit of energy – the type of tariff Ofgem is trying to force suppliers to offer – while others are based on a two tier system, charging customers more for the first proportion of energy they use and reducing the rate for energy used after that.
One rate tariffs charge all customers the same rate, while two-tier tariffs favour high energy users who effectively get a discount on using more energy. Small users are penalised by the higher introductory rate.
To fix or not to fix?
Consumers pay a premium to fix their bills with a fixed price tariff. Tariffs of this type will fix the rate you pay for a period, typically 18 months, but you pay slightly more than the cheapest deals to buy that security.
There is no guarantee fixing will be best for the long-term but it gives certainty over bills as household finances are squeezed.
Online plans (which are not fixed) are still the most competitively priced, and if you have never switched, choosing one of these will save you the most money.
Price comparison services, like the one here at Total Utilities, allow you to specify which type of tariff you want.
Why Choose Us?
We are also the only local utility consultant within a 100 mile radius that has an industry approved residential price comparison engine built into our website.
Within 5 minutes any of our clients can drastically reduce their home energy costs. Our price comparison engine is as quick, efficient and contains the exact same tariffs as any of the leading price comparison sites. Our site allows you to compare the market, go compare the savings and then if you choose to you switch to the provider of your choice.
If you are looking for cheaper home energy whether this be cheaper gas prices, cheaper electricity prices or dual fuel prices we can assist you in reducing your home energy costs.
Total Utilities are looking to not only help local businesses reduce their energy costs but also help the residents of the region to save money and reduce their monthly energy costs.
Support your region by supporting local businesses. Switch your home energy today!!!
Total Utilities five tips for keeping home utility bills as cheap as possible:
SWITCH SUPPLIER ON-LINE
Some people feel uncomfortable about dealing with their finances on-line. However, when it comes to fuel bills, those who are prepared to switch on-line and receive their bills by email always make the biggest savings. Don’t be put off by fear of the unknown as it’s usually only your bills that go on-line. You can still contact the supplier by phone for any queries you have, whether it’s about billing, gas leaks, power cuts or anything else.
PAY BY DIRECT DEBIT
A typical home could save between £50 and £200 a year simply by switching to direct debit. However, beware of paying too much or too little each month – ensure the direct debit accurately reflects your projected annual usage so you don’t build up a surplus with the supplier or suddenly get a big increase to your direct debit because you’ve fallen behind.
SHOP AROUND – DON’T ACCEPT PRICE INCREASES FROM YOUR CURRENT SUPPLIER
You have the right to refuse price increases as long as you contact your supplier within 20 days of receiving notification of the rise. Tell your existing provider that you don’t want to accept the rise and wish to leave, either by email or in writing. You then have 15 days to switch to a new provider, and will stay on your existing tariff until the switch goes through, which typically takes 4-6 weeks.
Make a habit of checking prices on-line regularly, every 3-6 months, to ensure that you are still getting a good deal.
We all know the importance of saving energy to ensure that energy bills stay as low as possible. Investing in double glazing and loft insulation can cut bills, along with simple things like turning down the thermostat on the central heating a couple of degrees; not leaving electrical equipment on stand-by, and a whole range of other measures. Higher prices are here to stay so we should all get used to adopting more efficient ways of using energy.
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