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Should I Switch

  1. 1. Should I Switch ? and how to go about it Darcy Pace & Marc Brooker
  2. 2. THE BIG DON’TS <ul><li>Door Step Sign Ups </li></ul><ul><li>They get paid £50 per sign up which you could get in cash back and YOU ARE NOT normally put on the best tariff </li></ul><ul><li>Signing up for rewards </li></ul><ul><li>You normally end up paying more to pay for these gifts ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is it time to Switch Yes or No <ul><li>If you have never switched then yes </li></ul><ul><li>If you have switched recently then do a comparison to check </li></ul><ul><li>If you are tied in and they have put their prices up you are allow to switch </li></ul><ul><li>Only if you are on a fixed tariff with exit fees is costly to switch </li></ul>
  4. 4. What DO I Have to DO <ul><li>Gather your information </li></ul><ul><li>how much you pay per month / year or the best is Kwh PA </li></ul><ul><li>Meter Reading on Switching Day </li></ul><ul><li>A few comparisons which take a few minutes each </li></ul>
  5. 5. Switch & get added cashback <ul><li>use a comparison site </li></ul><ul><li>Tell it where you live </li></ul><ul><li>much info as possible about your energy bills </li></ul><ul><li>It is best to know how many Kwh you use per year to get the most accurate comparison </li></ul>
  6. 6. don't go direct
  7. 7. Most Popular Sites <ul><li>Energyhelpline - which pays £15 cashback </li></ul><ul><li>SimplySwitch - £40 cashback </li></ul><ul><li>Moneysupermarket - £30 cashback </li></ul><ul><li>Uswitch - 12 bottles of wine (worth c. £40) </li></ul>
  8. 12. How Long does it take <ul><li>within 45-90 days you get paid cashback </li></ul><ul><li>Don't worry too much about switching. Only customer service, billing and, most importantly, prices change. The pipes, circuits, wires, safety coverage and actual gas and electricity flowing through your home are all the same. </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>The new supplier performs the switch, and all you do is take a meter reading. Of course, there've been many switching 'horror stories' and sadly these still happen, but for most it's a smooth process. </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Switch to monthly direct debit </li></ul><ul><li>save you 5-10%, </li></ul><ul><li>Do a meter reading every time </li></ul><ul><li>Under paying will lead to a large bill and over paying means they have more of your money </li></ul><ul><li>Internet tariff </li></ul><ul><li>10% cheaper over the standard tariff </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid pre-payment meters if you can </li></ul><ul><li>Those on pre payment meters pay more </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Consider a financial hardship tariff </li></ul><ul><li>These are not always Cheaper then online tariffs </li></ul><ul><li>Grab £1,000s of grants </li></ul><ul><li>There's a vast range of grants available for improving home heating and insulation, just go to the Energy Saving Trust's Energy grant search. Grants are available for all types of home improvement. </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Use less energy It's not just which company you pay, but how much you use. Cutting energy is a mix of big and little things. Turn down the thermostat and wear jumpers, turn lights off when you leave a room, use energy saving light bulbs, defrost the fridge and check it's not on too high, don't leave electrical goods on standby. For more info, read the Energy Saving Hunt and see the Energy Saving Trust website. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Thank you form Listening