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 2024.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
Discovering what a utility bill includes will help you understand how, why and what you have been charged by an energy supplier. Utility bills can contain a number of additional charges, facts, and figures on your home usage.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
Are you paying more than you should for your energy bills because you are paying by cash or cheque? We list the pros and cons of doing so.Learn more
Find out how energy personal projections are calculated, and how they factor into your Uswitch energy price comparison.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.
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
Lost gas or electricity? Suffered a power cut? The Uswitch guide to power cuts explains what you need to know and how to get what you're owed.Learn more
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 everything you need to know about the government's Winter Fuel Payment and its financial benefits.Learn more
Are you eligible for a Cold Weather Payment this year? Find out if you could claim £25 for every week of cold weather this winter.Learn more
A complete guide to energy in the UK, how energy bills are calculated, what dual fuel is and more.Learn more
Could you benefit from the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? Find out what it is and if you are eligible for energy funding.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
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
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
You might not know how to move your gas or electricity meter, but if you're having building work, you might need to learn. This guide will help.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 2024.Learn more
Discover why energy tariff's costs are different by region. Uswitch sheds light on the topic of why your energy prices vary with your postcode.Learn more
Discover how to check if you have been overcharged (or incorrectly charged) by your energy supplier for your energy consumption. Our guide explains how to check in five easy steps to ensure your gas and electricity supplier doesn't overcharge you in 2024.Learn more
What is the gas and electricity cost per kwh in the UK? To understand what a kWh costs, you first need to know what the difference between a kWh and a kW is. Discover all you need to know about understanding electricity price per kWh.Learn more
Get the facts about fracking in the UK. Learn about the risks of UK fracking with our user guide which has the answers to all your fracking questionsLearn more
Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.
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 2024.Learn more
What happens if your energy supplier goes bust and out of business? In this scenario there are rules in place to protect energy consumers.Learn more
Wondering which suppliers are 'British made'? It might surprise you which of the big six have roots in the UK.Learn more
Confused about the process of energy switching? See what's involved and what information you might need here.
Switch your energy supplier with absolute confidence - Energy UK's Energy Switch Guarantee protects you and your home through its 10 commitments.Learn more
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
A rejected energy switch can sometimes occur even when it looks like everything's gone through correctly. Here's why this might happen and what you can do about it if it does.Learn more
Looking for a cheaper gas or electricity supplier but not sure where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide on how to find a better 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
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
When you switch energy supplier through a comparison site like Uswitch, you don't need to contact your supplier. We explain how it all works in this handy guide.Learn more
Energy is generated in a number of ways. Discover where, what and how your home energy is created? Find out what your current energy supplier's fuel mix is.Learn more
Find out if having solar panels will make it more difficult for you to switch energy supplier.Learn more
Discover how the collective energy switching scheme works and why the consumer has the power when it comes to gas and electricity prices, deals and tariffs.Learn more
Energy tariffs are the deals you might sign up to when you switch - see what they entail here.
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
If you have solar panels and a Feed-In tariff, find out how you can switch energy suppliers.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
Tariff Comparison Rates help you work out if you're on the best energy plan, but is it still worth using them?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
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
Global warming has intensified natural disasters in recent years, including earthquakes, superstorms and wildfires. But which countries are most affected by these hazards? Uswitch investigates.Learn more
Food plays a major role in climate change, so we found which dishes were the worst culprits. Find out which meals in Europe have the largest carbon footprint.Learn more
Discover TikTok’s top trending eco-friendly brands, products, and helpful hacks and reduce your impact on the environment from home.Learn more
Christmas is an expensive time of year, especially when it comes to switching on the Christmas tree. But which European city uses the most energy for their festive lights? Uswitch investigates.Learn more
Discover the time and costs of the most popular celebrity chefs Christmas dinner recipes, from Nigella Lawson to OttolenghiLearn more
Discover the carbon footprint of the top trending food and drink items to help you reduce your impact on the planet.Learn more
Uswitch has analysed the own-brand vegan ranges from eight different supermarkets to reveal which have the most choice.Learn more
Taking 50 cars of the world’s richest people, we analysed their CO2 emissions to reveal which ones are the most eco friendly.Learn more
Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who is the most eco-friendly of them all? Uswitch analyses the actions of Disney's most iconic characters to discover who has the most sustainable lifestyle. Find out how each character stacks up against its rival in a game of Top Trumps.Learn more