In this blog, we explore why you might consider a gas only supplier and how to choose one. We will consider how you can compare them including tips on finding the best price, customer service and sustainability so that you can find the choice that suits you most.
Here at Home Improvement News, we understand that energy prices are at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. When you are working hard to design the perfect home, you cannot ignore the climbing energy bills and the uncertainty surrounding your tariff. You may have considered choosing a gas only supplier as an answer to these problems and are looking for hints and tips on how to compare gas-only suppliers for your home. As we are always looking for ways to help visitors to our site, we have compiled this guide to comparing gas suppliers so that you can make a switch that makes sense for you.
Why choose gas only?
A gas only tariff is a tariff that only includes your gas prices delivered by a company separately from your electricity. Instead of getting these two bills on the same dual fuel tariff, they are different. This can be beneficial because it means that if you are happy with your electricity bill but think you are paying too much for gas, for instance, you can change one supplier without having to change the other. Some customers find that they can save money on their energy bills this way.
Compare gas suppliers
To save money on your energy bills and find the gas-only supplier that works for you, you need to dedicate some time to compare suppliers. To do this, you will need to find out the unit rate per kWh, standing charges and any exit fees of various suppliers. Each supplier has different tariffs and payment plans, so research their cheapest options and evaluate whether they work for you.
Keep in mind that standard variable tariffs are typically the most expensive and most suppliers will place you on this if you haven’t switched for a while, so make sure you aren’t on this. Always try to use accurate usage details by checking your gas bill – this will ensure you can calculate how much you’ll pay as accurately as possible.
Which gas supplier is the best?
Wholesale gas prices are constantly fluctuating (find out why here) meaning it is hard to know which supplier is the cheapest. This is why comparing suppliers and plans regularly is the best option to see whether you can beat the price you are currently paying. Shell energy is often named one of the cheapest, alongside Octopus.
Remember that cheapest may not necessarily mean best, depending on your values. If you are looking for a supplier that provides clean, renewable gas, you may opt for a supplier dedicated to green causes such as Ecotricity or Green Energy UK. Be sure to check customer reviews, too, to figure out how good their customer service is.