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Switching energy supplier saves customer £1,100

Now is the time to switch, says Which? Switch

John Borowski

Now is a good time to consider switching energy suppliers according to Which? Switch, Which?’s free and independent switching service – with one customer saving over £1,100 by switching his energy company.

Author Brian Page from Banchory, Kincardinshire, decided to compare energy tariffs after his monthly instalments with energy supplier Scottish Hydro, part of the Scottish and Southern Energy group, rose to as much as £300 a month.

He used Which? Switch to switch energy suppliers, who estimated that Mr Page would make an annual saving of £1,110.96 by switching to energy company Eon.

That’s over four times more than the average saving of £257 made by customers using the energy switching service (calculated between 1 August – 31 December 2008).

Mr Page, 73, said: ‘I kept on getting letters from my old supplier saying that my bills were going up. I couldn’t understand it since my wife and I weren’t doing anything differently.

‘Switching was quick and simple and now I can spend more time concentrating on my writing instead of worrying about bills.’

Utility bill

Switching energy supplier

Shopping around for the best energy deal on the market now – including staying with the same provider but switching to a better value tariff – will help to ensure homes are well prepared for winter, particularly now all the major energy suppliers have lowered their prices.

You can also find out which energy companies fared best – and worst – in Which?’s utilities satisfaction survey.

Alison Morrison from Which? Switch said: ‘Now that all of the major energy companies have cut their prices, this could be a great opportunity to switch suppliers or tariffs. It seems strange to think about your heating bills in summer, but this is a decision that could benefit customers all year round.’

Customers can compare energy options with Which? Switch – and for the month of August, those who decide to switch energy supplier could win their quoted annual energy savings. Visit Which? Switch for more information on this offer.

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