Cheapest Energy Provider for a 1 bed flat?

So my boyfriend and I just put our deposit down on our new flat, which we will move into in June. We have been told we can decide on our own energy provider, but the question is which one do we go with? We've been living in halls of residence up until now so we have no basis of comparison as we've never paid an energy bill in our lives.

We have the usual bits and bobs, washing machine, laptop, small tv, bath, shower. We use most electricity in the day. It's a second floor flat so it's very warm so I doubt we'll use much heating. We live in Surrey if that makes a difference.

Is there anyone in similar living conditions who could give us an example of a typical bill? Much appreciated!
Debts Next, £514 ~ Overdraft, £1100
Funds America Pot, £1910 ~ Car Tax Pot, £49.45


  • Cozworth806
    Do you gas and electric or just electric?
    Nothing to see here :beer:
  • RhiRhiMajic
    It's gas and electric
    Debts Next, £514 ~ Overdraft, £1100
    Funds America Pot, £1910 ~ Car Tax Pot, £49.45
  • I_luv_cats
    I_luv_cats Posts: 14,441 Forumite
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    edited 24 April 2009 at 2:17PM
    I use Ebico as I am on prepayment and they have no standing charges or tiered rates.

    I check every few months if I am still on the cheapest and haven't found cheaper yet.

    Online tariffs may be cheaper if I went down that route.

    I use about Elec 5kwh per day. And gas 5kwh except winter around 26 kwh daily (flat with usual stuff)

    Use a comparison site perhaps with a few xtra kwh.
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