Is your energy firm making you feel as miserable as the wet June weather? If so it’s time to switch. Our latest analysis of more than 300 gas and electricity deals highlights the very cheapest tariffs on the market, along with the best deals from highly rated suppliers.
Switching to the company offering the lowest tariff can help you spend up to £381 less per year on gas and electricity, compared with deals at the level of the energy price cap.
But if you’re willing to forego £80 worth of savings in a year, you could choose a supplier with proven good service too.
Read on to see the five cheapest deals overall, plus the best value deals from energy firms with the happiest customers. Or compare gas and electricity prices using our independent comparison service, Which? Switch.
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Cheapest gas and electricity deals
Below we’ve listed the five cheapest gas and electricity deals for this month, based on annual prices for a household using a medium amount of energy.
You can see the price per year and also how much you would save compared with the current price cap. That is set at £1,254 on average per year for customers using a medium amount of energy on standard or default tariffs. Many of the biggest firms are charging this amount, though there’s speculation that the cap might be reduced later this year.
Your exact spend depends on how much gas and electricity you use.
The cheapest deals are from Outfox the Market again this month. They are the only two tariffs costing less than £900 per year for a medium user. So switching to them from a tariff costing the same as the price cap could save you £363 or more per year.
The cheaper tariff is variable and has no exit fees. However the price of a variable tariff can change when a company raises (or lowers) its prices, so you may want to scan the market for a cheaper deal if this happens.
Three of the cheapest five tariffs come with exit fees of at least £30 per fuel if you wish to leave early. While these are some of the cheapest tariffs we’ve seen in recent months, you could lose this saving if you switch and pay an exit fee.
Cheap deals from companies with good customer reviews
Price is undoubtedly a key factor when you’re choosing any service, but spare a thought for service too. Simple bills, clear information from your supplier, good online tools, and helpful customer service when you need it might not cost you that much more.
None of the five cheapest firms in the table above are big enough to have been included in our latest energy companies survey.
So here we’ve listed the four cheapest deals from companies which scored very well in our latest energy companies’ satisfaction survey. In total there were 11 tariffs costing less than £1,000 per year for a medium user from high-scoring companies.
We’ve only listed one tariff from each firm but, in total, Bristol had two tariffs costing less than £1,000 per year, Octopus had seven and Tonik had two.
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Found a cheap deal from a supplier not listed here? Check the full energy company satisfaction survey results for 2019, based on feedback from their customers.
Which? energy pricing research
Prices are based on a dual fuel tariff available in all regions in England, Scotland and Wales paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills.
Energy use is based on Ofgem’s annual average figures for a medium user (12,000kWh gas and 3,100kWh electricity per year).
Data is from Energylinx. Price given are averages across regions, rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 10 June 2019.