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How does a gas price comparison work?
Switching gas suppliers isn't complicated, even if you’ve never switched before. In fact, it's even more likely that you will save money if you haven't switched before.
The process of switching your gas is no more complicated than switching your car insurance. Here's how it works:
- Enter your postcode
- Enter your consumption or spend, or tell us a bit about your energy habits
- We search plans available to your area, and show you a list of cheaper energy tariffs
- Once you've picked your deal, we contact your new gas supplier on your behalf and pass on all your details
- Your new supplier takes care of the rest - all you have to do is provide a meter reading on your switchover date
Does a switch mean potential gas outages?
Rest assured, when you compare fuel prices with uSwitch you can do so safe in knowledge that changing gas supplier will not mean an interruption in your supply.
Any supplier you select to replace your current gas provider will provide fuel through the same pipes as before. Your new and outgoing suppliers will work together to complete the switch.
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You can complete your switch in a number of different ways depending on what information you have at your disposal. The best way to run a switch is with your annual energy statement.
Your annual energy statement is a requirement by Ofgem that all energy suppliers must send out. It summarizes your tariff name, how much energy you've used in the past 12 months, how much you've spent over the past year, the terms and conditions of your tariff, details of any premiums and discounts and a reminder that you can switch.
The amount of energy you've used in kWh over the course of the year, which you can find on your annual energy statement, will give you the most accurate quote. Your usage in kWh is the same regardless of what supplier you're with, so you'll be able to compare different suppliers and tariffs.
If you don't have your annual statement you can still get an accurate quote using your monthly or quarterly usage figures. Just look for the words 'usage' or 'consumption' on your latest energy bill.
Don't worry if you can't find your usage or consumption figures though, you can still get an accurate comparison with your spending figures. Just enter how much you've spent on your gas in the last month, quarter or year.
Finally, even if you don't have a recent energy bill you can still run a comparison. When we ask whether you know how much energy you use just select 'No' and estimate your usage.
To estimate your usage we will ask you a series of questions such as 'How big is your house', 'How good is your insulation', and 'What do you cook with?'.
What can uSwitch do about changing gas prices?
We can't stop gas prices going up or make them go down, but we can help you check the best fuel prices available with our free gas price comparison and switching service.
uSwitch is quick, free and simple to use. Why pay a higher gas price than you need to when you can simply switch online? You can also compare electricity prices at the same time.
In fact, rather than switching your gas and electricity separately you might be better off comparing both at the same time. Dual fuel deals, whereby your gas and electricity are on the same plan from the same supplier, are often cheaper than getting your gas and electricity from different suppliers.