Compare dual-fuel energy suppliers online
The term ‘dual-fuel’ simply refers to one energy company supplying both your gas and electricity in one single contract.
In January 2016 the Competition and Markets authority conducted an energy market investigation which found that over 20 million energy customers were utilising payment of their gas and electricity via a dual fuel contract.
It is often more convenient not having to deal with two different energy suppliers, but it is worth noting that it’s not always the cheapest option.Historically, dual fuel deals tended to be a cheaper option as suppliers offered heavy discounts for sourcing both utilities through them.
Times have changed and due to complex pricing tariffs and the rise of energy companies who specialise in supplying just gas or just electricity means that dual-fuel tariffs are now not always the most competitively priced.
Every households’ circumstances and needs are different, but in the quote process, you can choose to compare dual fuel deals, just electricity and/or just compare gas rates.
We’d thoroughly recommend that you do as much research as possible before committing to an energy provider. Regularly shopping around and comparing all tariffs available on the energy market could have you find not only a cheaper deal but a more appropriate one too.
Remaining loyal to the same energy supplier(s) over a long period will often mean that you’re on their standard tariff (SVT), this means you are likely spending more money than you need to on your energy bills.
You may be put off by the thought that it is very hard to shop around for a cheaper energy deal, thinking there is a lot of groundwork and phone calls, but it couldn’t be simpler to switch.
Finding the right energy supplier and tariff through a energy price comparison website such as Utility Saving Expert is an easy task to complete, and the energy regulator Ofgem work with utility companies to make the process more streamlined to further clarify the process.
It is worth checking your options online at least every six months or so, by using a comparison website to review prices and tariffs from all UK energy suppliers, including the smaller providers.