If you're looking for assistance in comparing energy, switching energy or any energy problem, our energy guides are here to help.
Managing energy bills is key for customers - find the answers to your questions here.
What does the average UK gas and electricity bill look like? See how your energy usage and bills compare against Ofgem's averages for 2023.Learn more
Are you in energy debt? Find out what help is available if you owe money to your energy supplier and how to get out of energy debt.Learn more
Does your current or previous energy supplier owe you money? Find out how to get it back with Uswitch’s guide to energy refunds.Learn more
What is a standing charge for gas and electricity? All energy tariffs offered have a daily standing charge. The charge will cover the fixed costs of supplying your home with both gas and electricity, you then pay your usage on top.Learn more
Various discounts and help are available to energy customers, both through industry organisations and individual suppliers. See what might be available to you here.
The National Grid's Demand Flexibility Service promises to pay customers for energy they don't use - how does it work, and it is it worth it?Learn more
Find out if you're eligible for energy help schemes or benefits using our interactive tool.Learn more
Find out how Ofgem works with both energy suppliers and consumers. Discover how the UK energy regulator helps ensure consumers get a fair deal on their energy.Learn more
Vulnerable energy customers such as the elderly and disabled can register for special services from their energy supplier - here's how.Learn more
Get to grips with the different types of gas and electricity meter here.
Millions of households across the UK have prepayment or pay as you go energy meters. If yours is one of them, find out how prepayment meters work, the pros and cons and how to find a cheaper gas and electricity deal.Learn more
Looking to switch from a prepayment meter to a credit meter? We explain who can switch and how you can get your prepayment meter replaced with a standard meter.Learn more
Find out how to take meter readings from any type of gas or electricity meter in this Uswitch guide to reading energy meters.Learn more
Whether they're relatively stable or fairly volatile, energy prices are worth keeping an eye on. Find out more here.
Find out which suppliers have increased or decreased their energy prices and how that affects your energy bills in 2023.Learn more
Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.
Wondering which suppliers are 'British made'? It might surprise you which of the big six have roots in the UK.Learn more
Want to make a complaint about your energy supplier? Uswitch's guide to energy complaints explains what to do and when to contact the Energy Ombudsman.Learn more
Are you one of the households overpaying for your domestic household electricity? Compare electricity prices here and switch today saving you money on your energy bills in 2023.Learn more
Confused about the process of energy switching? See what's involved and what information you might need here.
Discover if you have energy bill credit from your current gas and electricity supplier. Understand why your energy bill might be in credit and learn how to check if you are due an energy refund.Learn more
Discover if you can or cannot compare and switch energy providers without your landlord’s permission. More than three-quarters of UK renters are missing out of hundreds of pounds worth of energy savings by not comparing and switching their energy supplier.Learn more
Got questions about the energy switching process? Uswitch has the answers here to help you save hundreds of pounds in minutes.Learn more
Energy tariffs are the deals you might sign up to when you switch - see what they entail here.
Fixed price energy tariffs or fixed rate plans are a popular type of gas and electricity tariff. Our guide explains how they work, why they're so popular and how they could help protect your energy bills from rising unexpectedly.Learn more
Do you wonder why there are so many different energy tariffs for domestic gas and electricity? In our guide to energy tariffs, we'll explain how and why energy suppliers offer different energy and pricing. You can then compare the different tariffs and decide what is the best type for you.Learn more
Find out what an Independent Gas Transporter is, how you can tell if you are on IGT gas and what you should be aware of if you are.Learn more
Smart energy is the future - how can you get on board? Find out here.
All suppliers will have offered their customers smart meters for gas and electric by June 2025. Find out what the largest suppliers are currently doing and their progress towards the smart meter rollout.Learn more
Many suppliers are encouraging their customers to make the move to smart meters in order to modernise the nation’s energy infrastructure. If you’re still unsure whether a smart meter is right for you, we’ve listed the top five benefits of smart meters in this guide.Learn more
Smart thermostats let you control your home's temperature via a tablet, smartphone or desktop for greater control over your heating and your energy bills.Learn more
Read our latest energy studies.
With energy prices still high, there are limited options for both saving money and limiting your impact on the environment. Previously you’d have been able to switch to a better energy deal with one of the increasing number of green energy suppliers, but this is no longer the case.Learn more
We’ve collated the latest boiler statistics for 2023, covering the UK boiler market, boiler breakdown statistics, the future of home heating, and more.Learn more
With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part to become better sustainable businesses.Learn more