How to compare UK electricity companies

How to compare UK electricity companies

If you are fed up with price rises from your electricity company, uSwitch is here to help you.

Compare your energy bills and save up to £383!

Our easy to use service compares prices from all licensed electricity companies so you can find the best deal for you. We can even help you start your switch online right now.

Switching energy supplier is one of the easiest ways to save on your household bills, and yet hundreds of thousands of households across the UK have never switched. All you need is a copy of a recent energy bill and you can start saving today.

How much does it cost to change supplier using uSwitch

Nothing - our service is free to all our customers. We are paid a small commission by the electric companies you switch to when you use our service to change.

However, this commission does not increase the price you pay to the supplier, nor does it have a bearing on the ranking of the suppliers in uSwitch's "best buy" table for electric companies.

uSwitch will not take any money from your bank account or charge a fee for using the service. We will need your bank details if you decide to pay your new supplier by Direct Debit, but will never keep your details on record.

Are the supplier details kept up to date?

uSwitch is informed by all of the UK's electricity companies in advance of any price or tariff changes, and ensures that the site is updated accordingly. That way you can be sure that any tariffs or suppliers that appear as a result of running a comparison are available to you.

You can also rest assured that when you enter your own plan details we are using the correct numbers to work out your spend, and therefore how much you could save by switching.

How do the uSwitch calculators work?

The calculators evaluate a number of factors including price, service, location and payment method, and will advise you on the best electric companies to suit your individual needs.

However our calculators also rely on the information you entering to get the best results. If you wish you can estimate your savings based solely on your supplier, your usage habits, and the features of your property like size and number of rooms.

For the most accurate results you should however use your energy plan details. Just grab a copy of a recent gas and electricity bill which should contain all the information you need. For the most accurate results you should look for your usage in kWh.

UK electric companies

Your usage in kWh tells you, and us, exactly how much energy you use over a given period, regardless of what supplier you are with. We can then take that information and apply it to different plans and suppliers, giving you the most accurate comparison possible and saving you money on your energy bills.

If you choose to, you can then switch to the alternative supplier online or contact customer services directly on 0800 404 7961.

How do we rate electricity companies?

uSwitch compares electricity prices from all electric companies. uSwitch is not a supplier itself, but acts as an independent advisor, giving consumers an impartial view of what's on offer - making it easier to choose the most appropriate deal.

The only way we rate companies is according to your personal details based on price, and whats cheapest for you. If you choose you can filter the results based on different types of plans and combinations (choosing only fixed plans for instance), but its entirely up to you.

Customer satisfaction

uSwitch's service is based on the most up-to-date published information from suppliers and regulators. uSwitch also commissions an annual survey of gas and electricity customers.

With our survey results you will be able to get an insight into customers' satisfaction with their current gas and electricity suppliers and read customer reviews.

You will see a summary of these reviews and how your supplier, or your future supplier, fared in the results table. For a more in-depth breakdown you can also look at the individual supplier pages, or on our customer satisfaction survey page.

How does uSwitch get paid?

uSwitch is a free service. We are paid a small commission by electric companies when a customer switches to its service. This doesn't increase the price the consumer pays to the supplier, nor does it have a bearing on the ranking of suppliers in our results.

Green electricity plan

Green electricity plans are energy tariffs that try to counteract the carbon footprint created when we use energy. However, there are different levels of green, ranging from so-called light green plans that get their green credentials from carbon offsetting to dark green plans that source their energy entirely from renewable energy materials like wind or solar.

uSwitch can compare green electricity tariffs in your area - just run a comparison, and look for the 'green electricity' tab in the results table.

Switching made simple

uSwitch is all about making this usually complex process as simple as possible for you. All you need is some recent energy bills and you can leave the rest to us. We do all the leg work for you, from finding the rates to calculating your spend and savings figures. We even handle the switch process for you and, best of all, its completely free to you.

Our energy calculator uses the latest rates that we get directly from the suppliers, and is impartial and free for you to use. Compare energy tariffs to find out how much you could save and get an energy deal to suit you, not the electric companies.

So what are you waiting for? Start your switch today and stop paying too much for your energy.

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