How it works
Step 1: Enter your details
Simply enter your name, postcode, and email address - we'll take it from there.
Step 2: Let Hoppy do the work
We'll compare energy suppliers and show you the best deals
Step 3: Time to start saving
Confirm that you'd like to switch with us and we'll tell your new supplier. Just sit back, relax, and start saving.
Gas and electricity FAQs
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.
According to Ofgem, more than 50% pay their energy bills using Direct Debit. It’s quick and easy and you can spread payments equally over the length of your tariff. This means that even though you’re likely to use more energy in the winter and less in the summer, your payments will be the same. Your supplier will tell you how your DD is calculated and you’ll have regular reviews to make sure you’re not paying too little or too much.
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.
With Hoppy? Super simple! We’ll do all the hard work, you just have to follow the steps below.
- Enter your name, postcode, and email address
- Let us know your energy usage and current supplier
- We'll show you the best gas and electricity deals in your area
- Pick the plan that suits you
- That's it, you've switched. We'll manage the rest and tell your new supplier
Energy prices have risen steadily over the last few years, with only the odd dip. They're affected by so many different factors that it's almost impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the short-term. Trends suggest that prices will continue to rise in the long-term, so it’s important to regularly compare suppliers' tariffs and switch to save money.
Ofgem is the energy regulator. It stands for ‘Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’. Their remit is to protect the interests of energy consumers by promoting value for money and the security of supply. They supervise markets and ensure competition. Ofgem also ensure the delivery of government schemes.
Electricity is generated via all manner of sources: coal, gas, nuclear and renewables. Some customers are keen to understand if they’re using energy that’s either from a low carbon or renewable source. Suppliers are obliged to tell their customers about their fuel sources and publish this information on their websites. To save you checking all the suppliers individually, check out the Electricity Info website to see environmental news and information about the UK electricity supply industry.
More meter readings mean more accurate bills as your supplier won’t estimate your usage. Your supplier will send you reminders, but you may wish to give reads monthly. Check with your supplier how they accept reads.
A standard variable tariff is an energy supplier’s core tariff. They don’t have an end date. Ofgem’s data shows that standard variable tariffs are often more expensive than fixed tariffs so it’s definitely worth getting a quote for a new deal if you’re on one of these tariffs.
There are lots of ways. You can visit a supplier’s website directly or give them a call. Alternatively, use a price comparison website (like Hoppy!) You’ll get the most accurate quotes if you have your most recent bill handy.
Once you choose a new tariff, your new supplier will contact your old one so you don’t have to.