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Energy guides

If you're looking for assistance in comparing energy, switching energy or any energy problem, our energy guides are here to help.

Energy bills

Managing energy bills is key for customers - find the answers to your questions here.

21 November 2023

How to prepare for a price cap update - Uswitch

With the price cap due to be updated on four times a year, Uswitch has released a checklist for energy customers to help them prepare, whether the cap's going up or down.

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22 September 2023

How much energy do I use? - Uswitch

Discover how to calculate your monthly energy usage. Work out how much gas and electricity you use and how much you could save by switching energy suppliers.

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21 September 2023

E.ON Next energy bill explained - Uswitch

We break down a sample statement to help you read your E.ON Next energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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21 September 2023

EDF Energy energy bill explained - Uswitch

Having trouble understanding your EDF bill? We’ve got a helpful energy bill breakdown with an example bill, to help you cut through the confusion.

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06 September 2023

Frequently asked energy bill questions - Uswitch

Confused by your energy bill? Confused by your electricity bill? You’re not alone. Read the Uswitch guide and all will become clear.

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15 June 2023

Paying for energy via Direct Debit - Uswitch

Looking for different ways to save on your household energy bill? One of the cheapest ways to pay for your energy is by Direct Debit. But how does it work?

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Energy discounts and help

Various discounts and help are available to energy customers, both through industry organisations and individual suppliers. See what might be available to you here.

12 January 2024

Informal carers and energy bills - Uswitch

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 4.9 million people in the UK act as informal carers. Many informal carers live with vulnerable friends or family, which can have an effect on their bills.

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28 November 2023

How do demand flexibility schemes like Utrack Money Back work? - Uswitch

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?

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23 October 2023

Warm Home Discount scheme 2023-24 - Uswitch

Discover all you need to know about the government-funded Warm Home Discount scheme - a guide to help eligible homes save money on their energy bills in 2023 and 2024.

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10 October 2023

Consumer rights for energy customers - Uswitch

What are your rights as an energy consumer? Can your supplier raise its prices? Have you been mis-sold an energy plan? All this and more in our guide

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20 September 2023

Discover the financial benefits of the Winter Fuel Payment scheme - Uswitch

Find out everything you need to know about the government's Winter Fuel Payment and its financial benefits.

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20 September 2023

Cold Weather Payments: Find out if you’re eligible & how to claim - Uswitch

Are you eligible for a Cold Weather Payment this year? Find out if you could claim ÂŁ25 for every week of cold weather this winter.

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Energy meters

Get to grips with the different types of gas and electricity meter here.

11 April 2023

How to move your gas or electricity meter - Uswitch

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.

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11 April 2023

White meters explained

Moved into a property with a white meter? Find out what a white meter is and how it works here.

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Energy prices

Whether they're relatively stable or fairly volatile, energy prices are worth keeping an eye on. Find out more here.

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02 January 2024

How to avoid being overcharged on your energy - Uswitch

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.

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02 January 2024

British Gas price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you are affected by British Gas price changes in 2024 and how to get a cheaper deal on your energy. Compare and switch energy suppliers today.

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02 January 2024

EDF price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2024? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2024.

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02 January 2024

ScottishPower price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Find out how you could be affected by ScottishPower price changes in 2024 and find out how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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02 January 2024

OVO price changes in 2024 - Uswitch

Will OVO energy prices go up or down in 2024? Keep up to date with OVO price changes here.

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05 December 2023

Gas and electric costs: understanding kWh - Uswitch

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.

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Energy suppliers

Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.

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03 July 2023

How to contact your energy supplier

Finding your energy supplier's contact details can be tricky, especially if their website isn't easy to navigate. We've collated the contact details of energy suppliers so you can see what your options are.

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Energy switching

Confused about the process of energy switching? See what's involved and what information you might need here.

05 January 2024

Rejected energy switch issues and how to fix them - Uswitch

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.

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06 December 2023

Switching energy supplier for a cheaper deal - Uswitch

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.

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03 October 2023

Switching your energy supplier: your questions answered - Uswitch

Got questions about the energy switching process? Uswitch has the answers here to help you save hundreds of pounds in minutes.

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03 October 2023

Tenants’ guide to switching energy and electricity supplier - Uswitch

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.

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13 July 2023

Notifying your supplier of an energy switch - Uswitch

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.

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12 April 2023

Where does my household electricity and gas come from? - Uswitch

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.

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Energy tariffs

Energy tariffs are the deals you might sign up to when you switch - see what they entail here.

11 April 2023

Tariff Comparison Rate — how to find and use an energy TCR

Tariff Comparison Rates help you work out if you're on the best energy plan, but is it still worth using them?

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31 May 2022

Should I get a no standing charge tariff?

No standing charge energy tariffs look like attractive options, but are they the right option, even with the money they can save you?

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Smart energy

Smart energy is the future - how can you get on board? Find out here.

Energy studies

Read our latest energy studies.

07 April 2022

The cities with the most beautiful green spaces

Discover where in the world you can find the most beautiful parks and gardens to relax and unwind in

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10 March 2022

The world’s most popular B Corp businesses

By analysing B Corp data, the green energy experts at Uswitch have revealed the most popular green brands on the planet and which country is home to the most B-Corps.

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12 January 2022

The countries most affected by global warming, based on natural disasters

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.

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17 December 2021

Which European meals have the largest carbon footprint?

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.

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07 December 2021

Eco Trends Report: Top trending eco hacks & products on TikTok

Discover TikTok’s top trending eco-friendly brands, products, and helpful hacks and reduce your impact on the environment from home.

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02 December 2021

Which European city uses the most energy to light up for Christmas?

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.

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