After a long time staying at around the same level, energy prices are now starting to rise again the in the UK, and will probably continue for the immediate future. It’s not the best market for consumers right now, but luckily you can still find good deals if you keep your searches online and make sure to take advantage of all the quick and easy ways to save money, such as making sure to pay for your bills using direct debit and opting for paperless billing to save a few pounds every month. The best way to arm yourself as gas and electricity prices continue to rise is to make sure you know exactly how the different tariffs’ work, so here’s a quick rundown of the most popular ways to pay for electricity.
Online tariffs: For those of us that have easy access to a computer and an internet connection, getting an online tariff can be the best way to save money on your energy bill. Companies love to save money by not sending out paper bills, and they pass some of that saving on to the consumer. Plus, you’re doing your bit for the environment as well. On top of this, you can save a pretty large amount when comparing energy deals online because energy companies know that so many people compare prices and so have to make sure their online rates are competitive. Usually you’ll receive confirmation that you bill is ready to view by email, and you can always print the bill out afterward if you want a copy for your records.
Single fuel: A single fuel tariff is when you get your gas and electricity from different suppliers. It’s what any household that doesn’t have pipeline gas will be on, but generally it’s not the cheapest deal if you do have a gas line. Most of the time getting both gas and electric from one supplier is cheaper and easier, but this isn’t the case every single time, so check out your own situation by doing a postcode search on a comparison website to find out what sort of deal you could get.
Dual fuel: Dual fuel tariffs have become very popular in the last few years, and energy companies have begun to offer more and more incentives to keep customers loyal. On a dual fuel system both your gas and electricity comes from the same provider. This can lead to some substantial savings and they are usually the best all round package for most homes although in some rare situations a single fuel deal might work out cheaper.
Green: If you’re concerned about the impact your energy use has on your environment but still want to make sure you’re getting a decent deal, taking a look at green energy packages is a good idea. Almost every provider offers some sort of green package, but some put more effort into them than others. These deals usually match your energy consumption from renewable sources, but make sure whatever green package you choose is making a difference in the areas you think are important. For anything ‘extra’ on most green packages you should expect to have to pay extra on your monthly billKA DHIIBO RAYIGAAG UGU MACQUULSAN FADLAN WAXAA REEBAN WaXII AFLAGADA AH IYO WXII QIBIIL AH