New energy bills guide helps you save moneyUnderstand your energy bill with Which? Switch

25 June 2013

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You can now see real energy bills on Which? Switch - to help you understand your gas and electricity bills and save the most money if you switch.

We've found that energy bills can vary hugely. The ones we've looked at range from two to seven pages long and some include both gas and electricity, while others have completely separate bills. 

Basic details like supply numbers, which can be required to switch, are in different places with each supplier and often not printed together.

To help customers who want to check that they are on the best deal, Which? Switch now has a full set of bills and annual statements from the six largest energy suppliers (British Gas, EDF, Eon, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE). The energy bills are annotated to show exactly where to find all of the information needed to get an accurate quote for gas and electricity.

Our research shows that rising energy prices are consumers biggest worries, with 83% of people concerned.

Get the best energy deal for you

Consumers don't always find their own energy bills easy to understand, according to our annual energy satisfaction survey.

However, knowing details like your actual usage in kilowatt hours and the exact name of your tariff can make all the difference to ensure you find the best deal for you, when comparing gas and electricity prices.

With just the information printed on your bill and your postcode you can use Which? Switch to see how much you could save by changing gas and electricity supplier. The service is free, impartial and accredited by Ofgem's (the energy watchdog) confidence code for energy price comparison websites. The average saving when switching with Which? Switch is £217.

This figure is based on the 53,459 households who switched suppliers using Which? Switch and The Big Switch between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012.

More on this...

  • Compare energy prices and save on your energy bills with Which? Switch
  • Changing energy supplier? Read our guide to switching
  • Find out more about our affordable energy campaign