How to switch from the Big Six

Switching energy supplier can be a great way to reduce the cost of bills, with many cheaper tariffs available outside of the big six.

This has become more apparent in recent months, following a prolonged period of price rises and a rather extensive collection of consumer complaint cases.

In a recently conducted survey, it was found that almost 60% of consumers are less trusting of energy companies following the media reports of big profits and price-fixing.

This is not helped by the fact many renting tenants are not aware they are able to change supplier as they are not home-owners.

Changing supplier really doesn’t take long and is much easier than people have been led to believe.

In fact, if you have not changed company in the last three years, there is a very good chance a cheaper tariff is out there.

Most customers use an independent comparison site which allows them to survey the market, finding out the cheapest tariffs and best options for their usage.

All that’s needed is a postcode and some details about accommodation arrangements and energy usage before being able to work out which supplier will slash bills.

Which? has its own independent comparison site called Which? Switch, saving customers an average of £141 per year if they make the move.

Quite often, users will be issued a final bill within 28 days, with supply transferring over at around 4 – 6 weeks after they make the switch online.

Many smaller suppliers can also offer better service than the big 6, and Spark beat all six in a recent Which energy company survey.

For more information about switching or to change supplier please visit Which? Switch today.

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