Energy: Find the cheapest supplier & earn cashback

edited 26 March 2014 at 9:43PM in Energy
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  • capstain411capstain411 Forumite
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    In accordance with martin's suggestion, I did a comparison of energy suppliers. I ended up with Ebico with dual power option as the cheapest supplier.

    Now Ebico, partnering with Scottish and Southern electric, who are yet to publish their price rises in April, is it a wise idea to switch now to Ebico???
  • I recently moved into a new house in June where the previous owners were using Npower for there gas and electric. We carried on with this and just pay the bill quarterly when it arrives (have not set up direct debit or anything). According to Martin, it is now a good time to switch and Energy helpline suggests that E.O.N will save me 2k a year. My question is - i wont get a penalty from moving from Npower will I?
  • qbazdzqbazdz Forumite
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    Hello everybody!

    First of all, Martin - BIG THANKS for the article! :money:

    I am currently with EDF Energy [was here when I moved in and had to wait for the first bill to say if it was expensive or not]. Anyway, Ive just checked what provider to swich. moneysupermarket and energyhelpline EON came first for dual fuel, yet according to reviews and comments they have terrible CS which I really dont want have. Atlantic came 2nd but they are not raise the prices yet. How certain can we be that they will do it?? What would You suggest. Try EON and see how it goes etc??

    I never switched before so could somebody tell me how exactly it works?? do i need some notice etc?? Thanks!!!
  • Thanks for the advice about switching.

    I'm a bit confused.

    I am currently on Scottish Power Price Fall which is capped until November and I pay £31 every month. Because it's always £31 I now leave the hot water on all the time compared to last year before I swithced we used to have to cope with 3 minute showers!

    Doing a search on energyhelpline, I got a ~£45 annual saving on E-On but this isn't frozen or capped. The best frozen/capped is £60 more expensive a year. If I take the eOn will that mean that I'll end up spending more if I keep the hot water on??
    Or is it best to carry on with the fixed price till November?
  • I have been here now almost a year, and according the to the usual helpline I do not receive gas, which is impossible as I light in the morning to make my porridge... also I have gas central heating.

    Eventually they said it was British Gas, but British Gas say it isnt, and that they will call me back...they say this every time I call them.

    And so we go around the loop again, with me now getting terrified of the bill which is mounting up somewhere, and no idea who I can switch from, too, and if I would be saving......

    Help!
  • Have E-On put their prices up already or just anounced a rise? Thay come top for me on comparison sites but I'm worried that this could be on their old prices.
  • On the various comparison websites it says I would save about £145 a year witching from British Gas dual fuel Click 4 energy to EON....sounds great. But when I went on to the EON website and did a check on their comparison website it says that I would only save £3 a year???!!! What should I trust? Do the comparison websites over-estimate the savings, can they be trusted to produce the correct figures? Has anyone switched, only to find that the savings are not as they expected?
  • I've just done a comparison using Martins advice...:money:

    Apparently I can save around £200.00 per year by switching to Atlantic for Electricity & Gas, also get cash back from Quidco AND moneysupermarket.com, totaling £50.00!

    I don't really know anything about this Company, can anyone please advise?
    The reviews look good though, all in all.

    Has anyone dealt with them recently with possitive results OR negative?

    Thank you in advance x
    ................................... MSE MARTIN LEWIS ... :A ... THANK YOU.......................
  • knightsknights Forumite
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    Apparently I can save around £200.00 per year by switching to Atlantic for Electricity & Gas, also get cash back from Quidco AND moneysupermarket.com, totaling £50.00!

    I think if you check Martins advice again you may find this company are part of Scottish & Southern and his advice is NOT to change to them as they havn't had a price rise yet.

    regards
  • knights wrote: »
    I think if you check Martins advice again you may find this company are part of Scottish & Southern and his advice is NOT to change to them as they havn't had a price rise yet.

    regards

    Hi knights, thank you. I've just rechecked what Martin said, you are right about Atlantic. I did notice that they hadn't had a price rise for almost a year, and was rather suspicious that it may come soon... :beer:
    ................................... MSE MARTIN LEWIS ... :A ... THANK YOU.......................
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