Get a copy of your latest gas bill and head over to an Ofgem accredited energy price comparison website. We recommend TheEnergyShop.com! Ideally, your energy bill is based on "Actual" meter readings and not "Estimated" readings to ensure you can get the most accurate view of your usage. Here you're looking for your "Annual" amount to get a better all-round view i.e. if you enter your Summer usage, when you gas consumption is low, you risk an inaccurate comparison.
Your personal contact details and bank details to set up a direct debit is about it. Anyone can switch their gas supplier with minimal effort and about 20 minutes of their time. Ideally you'll have a gas bill to hand but it's not essential. Once you have found the tariff you want to switch to, simply enter your details, submit your request and the rest will happen automatically. You will be asked for a final meter reading from your existing supplier which will be used to provide a final bill to close your account. This information will also be used for your new supplier to start your new account.
£676 a year - according to the latest statistics! That makes up about 54% of your annual energy bill. The vast majority of this consumption will occur during Autumn and Winter too when temperatures drop and we switch the heating on to keep us warm.
No. Nothing changes other than a different supplier being responsible for billing you for the energy you use.
Use an Ofgem accredited price comparison to ensure you're getting an honest and accurate view of the market. Our pick is TheEnergyShop.com!
If you have an Imperial Meter (ft3), multiply your units by 31.6586 to work out the Kwhs.
This is an older meter and will you will see "ft3" on the meter meaning it's an Imperial reading.
If you have a Metric Meter (m3), multiply your units by 11.1868 to work out the Kwhs. This is a newer meter and you will see "m3" meaning the meter is measuring in cubic meters.
Read more about converting gas units into kWh.