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

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Energy bills | Energy discounts and help | Energy meters | Energy prices | Energy suppliers | Energy switching | Energy tariffs | Smart energy

Energy bills

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

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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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06 March 2018

E.ON energy bill explained

No need to be confused by your E.ON energy bill. We breakdown a sample statement to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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01 March 2018

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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01 March 2018

SSE energy bill explained | SSE example bill

Having trouble understanding your SSE bill? We breakdown an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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01 March 2018

ScottishPower energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your ScottishPower bill? Read our helpful energy bill breakdown to cut through the confusion.

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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.

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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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27 March 2018

Consumer rights for energy customers

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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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.

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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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09 March 2018

Gas and electric costs | Understanding kWh

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.

Energy switching

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

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26 May 2022

Energy switching myths busted

Think switching energy will mean you’ll get charged twice or temporarily lose power in your home? Think again. We reveal the truth behind some of the most common energy switching myths.

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26 May 2022

Switching to a small energy supplier – is it safe to switch?

Smaller energy suppliers make up a significant part of the UK energy market. As more people leave the big six energy suppliers, should you also switch to a smaller energy provider? Our guide answers all your small supplier questions.

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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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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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03 March 2021

Disney villains vs. princesses: Who's the most eco-friendly of them all?

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.

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