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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.

If you have any questions or need help finding a deal, don't hesitate to call us: 020 3828 7053 (standard call charges apply).

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FAQs

How easy is it to switch energy supplier?

With Hoppy? Super simple! We’ll do all the hard work, you just have to follow the steps below.

  1. Enter your name, postcode, and email address
  2. Let us know your energy usage and current supplier
  3. We'll show you the best gas and electricity deals in your area
  4. Pick the plan that suits you
  5. That's it, you've switched. We'll manage the rest and tell your new supplier
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.

Should I pay by Direct Debit?

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.

Are smart meters safe?

We’ve checked with Smart Energy GB. They say Public Health England sees no danger or risk from smart meters. The smart meters used in Britain exceed every UK and EU safety standard. So it’s a Yes from us.

Should I cancel my direct debit after switching?

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.

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.

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.

What does ‘standard variable’ mean?

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.

Can I trust Hoppy and energyhelpline?

Yes. Hoppy helps Thousands of people save millions of pounds on bills every year by switching through energyhelpline. They were one of the first comparison sites so they’ve built up in-depth knowledge of the energy industry. They’re completely impartial, comparing deals from all UK suppliers, so you can rest assured you're getting the best deals out there. 

All electricity and gas price comparisons follow the Ofgem Confidence Code, a voluntary code of practice that governs energy comparison websites, and means they have to treat you fairly.

You can contact their friendly team at any point, before, during or after your switch. Call them on 0800 074 0745 or email [email protected]

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