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Is There a Good or Bad Time to Switch Energy Supplier?

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Something we are very passionate about here at Love Energy Savings, is providing an unrivalled service to all of our customers. There are lots of energy price comparison sites out there claiming to have the best prices, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of them are just after your details so they can bombard you with sales calls. We do things a bit differently and simply want to give you the most no-fuss and transparent service available, so you can carry on with the more important things in life.

Part of this is giving you as many energy resources as possible so you can make an informed decision about your gas and electricity supplier. This energy guide will answer a question that our energy experts are asked daily, and this is when the best time is to switch tariff or even supplier.

When Should I Switch My Gas and Electricity Supplier?

The truth is that there is not an exact formula to when you should compare prices online and change your supplier, although certain times of the year are advisable. Firstly, it is good housekeeping to make a comparison every six to nine months as new tariffs and deals pop up all the time. Once you have switched with Love Energy Savings, you get a dedicated energy account manager who will keep tabs on this for you, but if you are ever worried you can always put your details into our no-obligation comparison engine for some real time results.

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One thing we can tell you, and let’s be honest it doesn’t take a rocket scientists to work this out, is that energy prices go up during the winter months. The chilly weather obviously means that you will be using more heating and hot water and you will need to use your appliances for longer in order to heat your flat or home. There is a range of energy efficiency techniques you can employ to combat this, but a good first step would be to ensure you are on the cheapest tariff before the wintery weather begins. This tends to close in quite quickly during autumn and before you know it, you need the heating up and deep and bubbly baths galore, so it is worth getting this sorted sooner rather than later. You can get your prices here straight away and we can take care of all the negotiations for you.

I’ve Never Switched My Supplier Before…

If this is the case then first of all, you naughty little thing! If you have never switched your gas and electricity supplier, then the chances are extremely high that you have been rolled over to a standard rate energy tariff and you will be paying well over the odds for your power. Secondly, every cloud has a silver lining and you can look forward to some mega savings. Our team will be able to not only find you the cheapest energy rates given your usage and locale, but we can take care of the whole switching process for you, leaving you to sit back and relax with the peace of mind that you will be on lower gas and electricity prices in no time.

If you have switched before but not for a long time, then the principle is much the same. You may well have been rolled over to a standard rate tariff once the initial twelve month has elapsed, so it is well worth letting us take a look.

What Should I Do When A Supplier Increases Their Rates?

One thing that often spurs home energy customers to switch is when one of the energy suppliers increases their prices. A hike by one provider often has a domino effect and fixing your prices before your supplier follows suit is quite a common technique. The best thing you can do in this scenario is to speak to the team here at Love Energy Savings as it isn’t always as straightforward as it sounds.

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For example,  existing fixed rate deals but at the pre-price hike amount do not last for long, as there will only be so many they can offer before the increase becomes applicable. Your account manager here at Love Energy Savings will be able to discuss this with you but ultimately, we will always find you the cheapest prices.

Don’t Hang About…

The final and perhaps best piece advice we can give you regarding when you should switch energy supplier is not to delay the decision. There is obviously no better time to start saving money on your home energy bills and if you miss the cut off with your current provider you may have to pay charges to move. You sometimes have to give notice well before your contract end date, so why not perform an online energy comparison with us today and let our experience energy experts take care of the whole arduous process for you? Don’t risk falling into the standard rate energy tariff trap as this will just increase how much you are paying and make the switching process all the more complicated.

If you want to learn more about business energy, home energy or even energy efficiency before you perform a comparison then we have all sorts of resources available for you right here at Love Energy Savings. You can read the latest news from the News Centre or if you want a more in-depth look at things, then there are plenty more Energy Guides just like this one in the Help Centre.