Using the same energy provider for both your electricity and gas (duel fuel) could save you money with some energy providers.
You can also get further discounts by paying for your fuel by direct debit with some energy providers.
Some energy providers offer further discounts to those customers that pay for their fuel by direct debit and manage their accounts online.
Those that use a token pre payment meter may not be able to switch energy supplier unless they have a modern meter fitted. Companies are required to do this for free and anyone who has a token pre payment meter, is advised to get it changed as quickly as possible.
The National Housing Federation has teamed up with uSwitch to help residents save money on energy bills. You can also call 0800 051 5346 to compare prices from all UK energy suppliers.
Warm Home Discount Schemes
The Warm Home Discount scheme is a rebate that customers can get off their electricity bills to try to tackle increasing energy costs for vulnerable customers. The rebate replaces social tariffs and is offered by the main energy suppliers. Customers who are already on social tariffs will remain on this for the next 3 years and this process should be automatic. To check if your supplier is offering this scheme and also the criteria for each supplier please click here
Winter Fuel Payment
If you are aged 60 or over, you may be entitled to a winter fuel payment to help keep you warm this winter. For more information please click here.