In order to compare gas prices available in your local area you will need to know your postcode and the name of your current gas supplier. In addition to this you will need to know how much gas you use each year. It is important to be accurate as the more accurate your estimate the more accurate the results will be when you compare gas prices.
It is very easy to compare gas prices and then switch energy supplier.. All you need to do is to follow the steps below:
Enter your postcode.
Enter your current gas supply details.
Select the type of energy and preferred method of payment
The energy tariff calculator will then search all energy suppliers available in your region and bring up a table of results.
You then select the supplier you have chosen to switch to.
It will take between four to six weeks to switch gas supplier. It is important to note that your supply will not be interrupted in any way as all the energy suppliers use the pipes, meters and equipment already installed in your home.
It is possible to change energy suppliers as often as you want however, if you are in fixed term contract there maybe penalties for breaking the contract early.
If you decide to switch gas supplier and wish to pay by direct debit you can set up a direct debit with your new supplier quite easily. Basically you will receive a welcome pack from your new energy company and within this there should be contained a direct debit mandate form containing the bank details you supplied to during the switching process. It is very important that you check that all the details are correct. If there are any differences you should inform your new supplier.
Should you decide to compare gas prices and switch supplier in the unlikely scenario of any complaints you may have about you new supplier you should at the first instance try to resolve any complaints directly with your energy supplier. However, if this proves to be difficult and you are not happy with the response you have received you are able to contact energywatch. Energywatch is the independent gas and electricity watchdog.
Lastly when using a comparison website to compare gas prices it is important to remember that there is no charge for this service.
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