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 & Electricity FAQs
No, there will be no interruption. When switching, only your energy supplier will change, so no need to worry about your supply being cut-off or additional work needing to be done. Once you've switched over, your new energy bill will come from your new supplier.
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.
Yes, it's a good idea to cancel your Direct Debit with your old supplier. They’ll send you a final bill once your account is closed. It's best to wait until the final payment has left your account and then cancel your Direct Debit.
If you've been overpaying, and your account is in credit, the supplier should send you the remaining balance.
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.
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.
Dual fuel is another term for ‘gas and electricity’. A lot of customers find it easier to manage both fuels with one supplier and suppliers often offer discounts when you choose to have both fuels supplied by them.
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.
Also known as a kWh, a kilowatt hour measures energy. You’ll see them on your bill.
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.
Suppliers sometimes charge exit fees if you want to leave a fixed energy tariff contract before it ends.