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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.

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14 November 2022

EDF Energy energy bill explained

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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28 March 2018

Use your energy bill QR code to switch and save

Scan your way to energy savings by using your energy bill's QR code — get a faster, simpler personalised energy price comparison.

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22 March 2018

How do I read my British Gas bill?

No need to be confused by your British Gas energy bill. We break down an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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22 March 2018

OVO Energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your OVO bill? Use Uswitch's helpful energy bill breakdown to cut through the confusion.

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20 March 2018

How to pay by cash or cheque for your energy bill

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.

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06 March 2018

Your energy personal projection explained

Find out how energy personal projections are calculated, and how they factor into your Uswitch energy price comparison

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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.

29 June 2022

Electrical safety - keep your home safe

Get information on electrical safety in our electricity safety guide. From worn cables and wires to foreign appliances, make sure your home is safe from hazards.

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28 June 2022

What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme?

Could you benefit from the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? Find out what it is and if you are eligible for energy funding.

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30 May 2022

Support for energy customers with hearing loss

Many energy suppliers are taking steps to improve communication for customers with hearing impairments. Here’s how you can get help with your gas and electricity supply and easily manage your energy accounts if you’re affected by hearing loss.

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27 May 2022

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

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.

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26 May 2022

Support for energy customers with sight loss

From the Priority Services Register to tailored support, many energy suppliers are taking steps to make it easier for those with visual impairments to manage their energy bills and accounts.

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Energy meters

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

Energy prices

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

26 May 2022

npower has changed its energy prices - get the latest info here

Will energy bills from npower rise in 2021? Discover the latest energy price changes from npower. Find out info on the latest price changes in 2021.

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23 March 2018

Why energy tariff costs are different by region

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.

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Energy suppliers

Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.

Energy switching

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

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27 May 2022

Notifying your supplier of an energy switch

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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27 May 2022

Where does my household electricity and gas come from?

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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06 June 2019

When is the best time to switch my energy deal?

You probably know it's a good idea to switch your energy, but do you know when is the best time to do it? Our guide explains how to avoid exit fees and get the best deal for you by switching at the right time.

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Energy tariffs

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

Smart energy

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

Energy studies

Read our latest energy studies.

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11 August 2021

Low-maintenance plants and how to care for them

Gardening data reveals the plants that require the least amount of maintenance.

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02 August 2021

Ethical Beauty Brands Influence Report

Analysing 45 of the most popular UK make-up brands, we reveal which are the most sustainable, and which influencers are earning the most money

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16 June 2021

Battle of the Brands: best supermarket own-brand vegan ranges ranked

Uswitch has analysed the own-brand vegan ranges from eight different supermarkets to reveal which have the most choice.

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14 May 2021

The world’s most sustainable cities

From green space through to public transport, air quality and energy sources, we look at the world’s most sustainable cities and what makes them so successful.

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07 May 2021

The Pump to Plug Report

These places are geared up and ready to embrace electric vehicles

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22 March 2021

Green garages: How eco-friendly are the cars of the rich and famous?

Taking 50 cars of the world’s richest people, we analysed their CO2 emissions to reveal which ones are the most eco friendly.

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