Cheapest supplier for 1st time

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
I am about to move into a one bedroomed flat. At the moment there is pre-paid gas and electricty meters. When I move in I want to go with monthly direct debit.

1) Will whoever I sign up with with charge me for coming out to change the meters from pre-pay back to standard?

2) How can I find out who the cheapest suppliers will be? All the websites I have looked at want to know how much I already pay to do a price comparison. As I have not moved in yet I have no idea how much gas and electric I will use.

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  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    You'll have to register first with the existing supplier before you can switch,as you are in a deemed contract from day one.
    Depends entirely on the supplier, if they do then you may well have to pay a deposit in order to have a credit meter.
    Use a comp site and start with a figure of say 20,500kWh for gas and 3,300 kWh for electricity, assuming you have gas CH and hot water. That will give you a basis for comparison.
    Or if you were in a similar property before, use the annual figs from that.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • ennogsennogs Forumite
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    Are those figures yearly or monthly?
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    Annual, unless you are planning on an energy bill of about £12,00pa.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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