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Energy tariffs to suit you

Hoppy is here to hunt down the best deals for you. With so much choice out there, and so many different proviers with fixed price plans, those who think they might not be getting the best deal don't have to settle for less anymore. 

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  • Ranked by price, popularity and service

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Energy Questions

Where do Hoppy's energy deals come from?

Working with energyhelpline's mega-powerful comparison engine gives us detailed info on energy tariffs available across the market. Hoppy also gives access to small independent providers you can’t always find on the major comparison websites.

What’s a fixed tariff?

Fixed tariffs have fixed price rates per kilowatt hour, and an end date. Some are short term fixed – usually for a year – and some are fixed for longer. Fixed tariffs protect homes from energy price rises.

How are comparisons calculated?

Our comparison calculator compares your current usage details with tariffs for all UK suppliers to see who offers the best deals. It takes into account loads of different factors, such as your energy usage, meter type, preferred payment method, where you live and whether you’re after a dual fuel or single fuel tariff. 

 If you're on a fixed tariff that's ending in the next 12 months, it takes that into account as well. And it works out your savings based on the unit rates you're currently on as well as the rates you'll be put on when your fixed tariff expires. 

 If you'd rather see a comparison based on your current fixed tariff rates only - no problem. Just choose the filter at the top of the results table that says ‘Recalculate savings using last year's spend.’ 

 For the most accurate comparison, take the usage from your bill and enter it into the kWh box. If you don't have one to hand, tell us how much you spend each month or, if you don't know that either, you can estimate based on questions such as how many bedrooms you have.

How does Hoppy and energyhelpline make money?

We offer consumers a completely free and impartial service to compare electricity and gas prices from all UK suppliers. We have commission agreements with most suppliers, but this doesn’t impact the way results are displayed on our results table.

Below is a list of suppliers we have commission agreements with:

Affect Energy

Better Energy

Brilliant Energy

Bristol Energy

British Gas/Sainsbury's Energy

Bulb Energy

Co Operative Energy

Daligas

Economy Energy Trading Limited

EDF Energy

Engie

Enstroga

Entice

E-on

ESB

Extra Energy

First Utlity

Flow Energy

Future Energy

GB Energy

Go Effortless

Good Energy

Green Energy UK

Green Network Energy

Green Star Energy

GnERGY

iSupply Energy

Solarplicity

Npower

Octopus Energy

OneSelect

Our Power

Ovo Energy

PFP

Powershop

Pure Planet

Robin Hood Energy

Scottish Power

Spark

SSE

Togerther Energy

Tonik Energy

TOTO

Utilita

Zebra Power

     
How long does it take to switch energy supplier?

It should take no longer than 3 weeks to switch over to your new energy supplier. Most energy companies in the UK are signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee, this means that the process will be handled by the supplier and must be completed within 21 days.

If there are any issues – such as if you have any outstanding debt – you’ll be notified during the switch process.

There is also a 14-day cooling off period, which means you can switch again without penalty in the first two weeks. Offering complete peace of mind.

When my fixed tariff expires, how can I renew it?

Your supplier will give you plenty of notice before your fixed tariff ends and tell you your options. You can either choose another fixed tariff from your existing supplier or switch to a new deal with a new supplier. If you don’t do anything you’ll lapse onto your supplier’s standard variable tariff and these are the more expensive ones.

It’s also worth noting that, once you receive your renewal notification from your supplier, you are free to switch without penalties – even if your current tariff has exit fees.

Why switch with Hoppy?

Our goal at Hoppy is to make switching energy suppliers and managing your home as easy as possible – giving you more time for the fun stuff in life.  Not only do we compare a selection of independent energy suppliers with very low rates, but the energy calculator Hoppy uses is accredited by Ofgem.

Hoppy also has the largest call centre for energy switching so you can speak to an expert in no time. Our home manager makes organising tasks around the house a breeze. Keep on top of your to-do lists by tracking everything in your 'digital logbook'.

And if you forget to check your energy meter, just set a reminder - it’s that easy. Sign up today and see the benefits of running your home on Hoppy.

What’s a Tariff Information Label or TIL?

TILs show all the key info relating to the tariff such as name, end date, exit fees and unit rates. They’re available on your bills and annual statements.

What are the different types of energy tariff?

There are several energy tariff options to choose from for your gas and electricity needs. Your choice will depend on if you want your bill to be a set price, or are happy with price variations. The 5 main energy tariffs are:

Standard Variable Tariff

This is the default tariff for most suppliers and once your current tariff ends you'll be automatically moved across to this.

Duel Fuel Tariff

As the name suggests, this is a tariff for both gas and electricity. One of the main benefits is that you'll only need to deal with one supplier for both, but it's always good to shop around to see if you could get a better deal on a single fuel tariff.

Fixed Rate Tariff

This tariff is fixed for a set period of time and is usually anywhere between 1 and 4 years. During this time, your tariff will not fluctuate up or down.

Capped Rate Tariff

This allows the cost of your tariff to decrease, however, it will never increase above a set amount.

Green Tariff

This is a great option for those looking to improve their eco-friendly credentials. You can choose between a mix of 100% renewable energy or a blend of both renewable and non-renewable.

Payment Method

The type of payment you select can have an impact on how much you pay. There are lots of different types of payment options available with most energy providers. But the main two are prepaid and monthly direct debit. Energy providers usually save their best deals for their direct debit customers, so this payment option is worthwhile considering if it's feasible.

How are service ratings calculated?

Switching suppliers isn't only about the cheapest tariff. Many customers want to know about other important things like customer service. The service ratings in our results tables give a guide to the level of service you can expect from a supplier using an easy-to-understand star system:  

1 star = very poor 

2 stars = poor 

3 stars = average 

4 stars =good 

5 stars = excellent 

Ratings are calculated using Citizens Advice stats. They include the number and severity of customer complaints received, customer service availability and the quality of their online services. The service ratings were last updated in July 2017.

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