How to compare the best gas and electricity deals
If, like most people, you rarely look at the price you're paying for energy, you could be missing out on saving. There aren't any bonuses for loyalty when it comes to energy tariffs and sticking with the same supplier could be costing you money.
That's why we created an energy tariff comparison tool, to allow you to quickly and easily compare prices, making sure that you get the best energy supplier deals.
It takes less than 5 minutes to switch:
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 heavy lifting
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.
I'm confident switching with Hoppy knowing they compare EVERY energy supplier in the UK
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suppliers sometimes charge exit fees if you want to leave a fixed energy tariff contract before it ends.
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.
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.