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How to calculate your monthly energy usage

Learn how to calculate your monthly energy usage, and discover where you could save on energy. Could you save by switching energy supplier?

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Is your energy supplier overcharging you?

Unsure if you have been overcharged by your energy supplier? Learn how to check for incorrect charges in your bill and what to do next with expert advice from energy saving experts.

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Notifying your supplier of an energy switch

Not sure what to do after switching energy supplier? Here's how the process works.

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Standing charges on your energy bill: understand how they work

All energy tariffs offered have a daily standing charge. Learn what they are and how they are calculated.

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What is the Winter Fuel Allowance scheme?

All you need to know about the Winter Fuel Allowance scheme. Discover if you are eligible and could save money on your energy bills today.

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Where does my energy come from?

Learn about the energy industry. Find out where your energy comes from and how it reaches your home.

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Energy back billing errors: how to deal with an unexpected bill

Received an unexpected bill from your energy supplier? Read this before you get your wallet out.

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A guide to kWh: why is knowing your usage important?

Struggling to understand your energy bills? Saveonenergy gives expert advice on energy usage in KWh, to help you understand how energy suppliers calculate your bill.

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Who is my gas and electricity supplier?

Could you save money on energy? Find out who supplies your energy, and discover if switching provider could save you money.

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Understanding the different energy tariffs on offer

Wondering why there are so many different tariffs and prices available in the UK energy market? Learn more about how the prices are calculated here. Could you save money by comparing energy deals and switching supplier today?

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A guide to understanding your energy bills

Confused by your energy bill? Here's how to read and better understand the charges on your bill. Expert advice from industry experts.

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Can I keep my energy plan if I move house?

Moving home and hoping to stay on your current energy tariff? Discover how you can move your energy current energy plan and supplier with you when you move home.

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Common energy switching myths: debunked

Think switching energy will mean you will get charged twice or have to install a new meter? Think again. We reveal the truth behind common switching myths.

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How can I find a cheap energy supplier?

Compare all the cheapest energy deals available in the market today. Switching today could you hundreds on your energy bills.

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How to switch to a small energy supplier

In 2019, small energy suppliers occupy a significant portion of the UK market. Could switching to a small energy provider help you save? As more and more consumers switch from the big six, should you do the same? Our guide answers all your questions on small suppliers.

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The ultimate guide to smart thermostats

Learn all you need to know about smart thermostats. How do they work and could they save you money?

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Who are the big six energy suppliers?

Find out more about the UK's big six energy suppliers. Who are they and how they effect the market. Could you save by switching to a big six supplier?

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When is the best time to switch my energy?

Is there a good time to switch energy supplier? Saveonenergy gives more advice on finding the best deal for you.

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How much does energy cost in your region?

Find out how the average price of gas and electricity varies across the UK. Which areas offer the cheapest and most expensive energy deals?

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How to get a refund from your energy supplier

Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Saveonenergy guides you through the process.

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How to move your gas or electricity meter

A guide on how to move your gas or electricity meter and why you might feel the need to move it.

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What are Cold Weather Payments and am I eligible for them?

Find out what the Cold Weather Payment grant is, if you are eligible, and how to claim, plus more advice on cutting down your energy bills.

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What is the Priority Services Register and how do I get on it?

The Priority Services Register was recently broadened by Ofgem. Learn what it involves and how to register.

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What is the Tariff Comparison Rate and how can it help you save money?

What is the Tariff Comparison Rate and how can you use it to save money on energy bills? Find out all you need to know here.

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What to do if you're in debt to your energy supplier

Find out what to do if you owe money to your energy supplier and get advice on how to avoid energy debt in the future.

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Paying for energy by cash or cheque

Saveonenergy explains how to pay your energy bills with cash or cheque, and advises whether you should change your payment method.

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What should I do when there is a power cut?

Saveonenergy tells you who you need to contact during a power cut.

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The ultimate smart meter guide

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The ultimate prepayment meter guide

Everything you need to know about prepayment meters. Learn how to compare and switch to a new energy deal today to save on your prepayment meter expenses.

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How to make a complaint about your energy supplier

Being overcharged for your energy? Understand when and how to make a complaint to your energy supplier, and when to contact the Energy Ombudsman.

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What is dual fuel?

Dual fuel energy tariffs combine gas and electricity into one service from the same supplier, which means that customers only have to deal with one company and pay one bill every month or quarter. An increasing number of customers who do need to use both gas and electricity, as opposed to one or the other, are opting for dual fuel tariffs to make their lives easier. It’s now easier than ever to get a dual fuel quote from the big six suppliers or the smaller brands on the market.

What are the benefits of a dual fuel tariff?

Choosing a dual fuel tariff might also mean that customers pay slightly less than those who get their gas and electricity separately. For instance, some dual fuel suppliers may offer a specific dual fuel discount at the start of the plan as an incentive to new customers. This might not be the case for all customers, so it’s always worth using your current usage and plan details to check what you might be able to sign up to.

Additionally, as far as life admin is concerned, one of the key benefits of dual fuel tariffs revolves around the ease and convenience associated with dealing with just one supplier, as mentioned above. You only have one point of contact and one bill to deal with every month, which will greatly reduce the time it takes to resolve any issues or work out how much you can expect to spend on your energy in a given month or quarter.

Are dual fuel energy tariffs cheaper?

Dual fuel tariffs, like any tariff, have every chance of being the cheapest option on the market for any energy customer. It largely depends on their energy usage and the amount they’re currently spending on their energy. Dual fuel tariffs can sometimes be cheaper because combining fuels and reducing admin costs associated with those tariffs means that suppliers can afford to charge a little less in order to entice customers into choosing one. However, it’s worth remembering that if you want to leave a dual fuel tariff early, you’ll be charged early exit fees for both fuels as opposed to just one, and you’ll be vulnerable to price hikes for both fuels if you’re on a non-fixed deal and the supplier decides to increase the amount it charges its customers.

The best way for you to work out if dual energy tariffs are cheaper than the deal you’re currently on is to ensure you’re entering accurate information into price comparison websites when you search for new deals, as this will enable systems to find the best matches for you.

How to compare dual fuel prices and switch to a new energy supplier

When you come to compare dual fuel prices, the most important pieces of information you need to know are exactly how much energy you currently use and exactly which plan you’re currently on. Price comparison websites will always ask for the details regarding your current energy usage so they can work out how much you’re likely to spend in the next year. They also need to know which plan you’re on when it comes to the fuels you use and the meter type you have, so the more accurate you can be in terms of what you tell them, the better. This will allow them to match you with the most suitable deals to make your decision as easy as possible.

The information you need can usually be found on one of your bills (the latest bill you received is the best one to use). Energy bills can be notoriously difficult to read, so once you’ve found the information you need, write it down somewhere to refer to it if you need to. Once you’ve been presented with the potential dual fuel deals you could switch to, you can use filters that take other factors like billing, exit fees, potential incentives and more into consideration to help you find the best possible dual fuel plan. From there, it’s a simple task to fill in your personal details and confirm your switch, which should be completed within 21 days as part of the Energy Switch Guarantee.