How should I compare gas suppliers?
There are many things to consider when selecting a new gas provider and plan. The better informed you are, the better equipped you’ll be when it comes to choosing the best plan for you.
- Tariffs — This may be the most important consideration when deciding on a plan or provider. Tariffs govern how much your gas bill will eventually cost.
- Discounts — Many retailers offer discounts. Discounts may be applied if you pay your bill on time or early, and they can be worth considering at around 15% of your bill.
- Billing period and payment options — Your bill may need to be paid monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly. This may seem incidental, but it could be very important depending on how often you get paid and your own budgeting. Aside from billing period, it may also be good to consider which payment options your retailer provide.
- Other incentives — Some retailer provide their customers with bonus incentives such as frequent flyer points or discounts at stores.
There are lots of different companies all fighting to be the one who supplies you your gas, and though this may sound a little weird, it is actually great, because the intense competition forces the prices down. The easiest way to compare gas providers is online.
Will switching affect my gas supply?
Nope. If you switch there’s not going to be a sudden gas outage. Don’t let this common misconception put you off.
When you switch the actual gas that is piped to your home stays the same. The only thing that changes is how the gas is paid for, and in turn how much you’ll be charged.
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