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
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.
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.
Also known as a kWh, a kilowatt hour measures energy. You’ll see them on your bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.