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Why switch your home energy with UKPower?

UK Power is an energy comparison site. We compare gas and electricity suppliers to help you find the cheapest energy prices, switch to a better deal and cut the cost of your energy bills.

Saving is quick

Compare energy deals in minutes and switch supplier to save hundreds on your gas and electricity bills.

Saving is easy

We compare tariffs from a wide range of suppliers, and show you how much you could save by switching - just choose the best deal, and we'll take care of the rest.

Switching is free

You'll pay nothing. The commission is paid by suppliers, and this will not affect the price of any tariff you sign up to using our service.

Switching is hassle-free

The switch should take no longer than 17 days, and there'll be no disruption to your service - gas and electricity will be supplied through the same pipes and cables.

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  • Why compare energy prices online?
  • What energy deals can you compare online?
  • How to compare cheap energy deals online
  • Why compare energy suppliers and tariffs?
  • How often do energy prices change?
  • Why are your energy bills so high?

Why compare energy prices online?

Comparing gas and electric prices online is the quickest and simplest way to find the best gas and electricity deals currently available. Once you find a deal that suits, you can instantly switch energy supplier so you're on a tariff that better suits your needs and your budget.

When you compare energy prices and switch supplier, you could knock hundreds of pounds off the cost of your annual energy bills.

But saving money doesn't stop there - you can cut your bills even further by making a few simple changes around the home, such as dropping the temperature on the thermostat by a degree or two, and not leaving appliances on standby. For more energy saving tips, check out our energy saving advice page.

You won’t be charged a penny when you compare gas and electricity prices online or over the phone with us, and we’ll be able to find cheap energy deals to suit your needs in a matter of minutes. Once you’ve found the best energy prices, we’ll handle the switch for you, which will be completed in around two weeks.

If you’re wondering how we make money when you change energy supplier, instead of charging our customers, we receive a commission from the new supplier each time someone agrees to switch suppliers with us. Your supplier won’t add our commission onto the gas and electric prices you pay, so you won’t pay any less by going directly to the supplier.

Running an electric and gas comparison with us is the only way to instantly compare utility prices across the whole market, to make sure you’re paying the best energy prices.

What energy deals can you compare online?

Compare energy suppliers online for the simplest and quickest to find the best energy prices to help lower your household budget.

Our energy comparison tool allows you to compare gas tariffs and compare electricity tariffs individually, or you can compare dual fuel deals to see if you can save even more money by getting your electricity and gas from the same supplier.

If you pay for your energy as you use it, you can run a gas and electric prepayment comparison to see if you can get a cheaper deal. This is well worth doing as prepayment meter rates are often the most expensive around.

It’s also worth considering an online energy tariff, which allows you to manage your account via an app or from your home computer. Online account management allows you to log in to your account at any time to see how much energy you’re using, input any meter readings and pay your bills.

You can compare between fixed rate and variable rate tariffs, to work out which deal will save you the most money – although a variable rate tariff could see your gas and electricity bills lowered if energy prices go down, we usually recommend tying into a fixed rate deal to lock prices in and avoid higher bills when suppliers put their prices up.

If you're a business owner, specialist price comparison sites for business gas and electric are the best way to compare rates and switch.

Business energy deals work differently to domestic ones, so you'll need to speak to commercial energy experts to make sure you get the best rates with a supplier that can meet the needs of your buiness.

How to compare cheap energy deals online

Gas and electric comparison sites, like UKPower are the quickest and simplest way to compare cheap energy deals online.

Instead of giving your details to each individual supplier to compare energy prices, you only need to enter them once using our gas and electricity comparison tool and we’ll compare deals from a wide range of suppliers to find you cheaper rates.

You can instantly compare electricity and gas prices online and switch gas and electricity supplier in three simple steps:

  1. Enter your postcode and some details about your current supplier into our price comparison tool.
  2. Compare energy deals from a wide range of providers, including the Big Six and the smaller suppliers.
  3. Choose the deal that’s best for you, and let us take care of the rest.

For us to return the most accurate quotes, it helps if you can check your latest gas and electricity bills to find out exactly how much gas and electricity you use. Don’t worry if you don’t have this information to hand, we can still find energy comparison rates based up on the size and type of house you live in.

If you want cheaper gas and electric compare deals with the UKPower energy experts 24 hours a day online. Our price comparison tool can find you a better deal in minutes.

Or if you want to know how to compare energy prices over the phone, call 0800 688 8773 to speak to one of our energy experts. Lines are open at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm

Why compare energy suppliers and tariffs?

Although bringing down the cost of your energy bills will be your number one priority, cheaper energy prices aren’t the only thing to consider.

When you compare gas and electricity suppliers and the different tariffs each offers, you should also look into things like customer service levels, opening hours, and how they handle billing enquiries. Online customer reviews are a good place to start to find out more about individual energy companies.

Although dual fuel energy tariffs are often more convenient, as you only get one bill for both your gas and electricity, it's often worth comparing gas and comparing electricity separately, to see if you can get them cheaper as single-fuel deals.

Don’t always assume one of the Big Six energy suppliers will necessarily offer the best deal or the best customer service – there are a wide range of smaller energy suppliers out there, some of which you might never even have heard of, but they might be the best fit for you. So try to keep an open mind when running a gas and electric suppliers comparison.

Every UK energy supplier is regulated by Ofgem, which means even the smallest energy suppliers must operate under the same rules as the largest. Even if your supplier goes bust, your supply won’t be cut off and Ofgem will assign a new supplier to take over your tariff.

If you’re not happy with your current energy provider for any reason, from high prices to poor customer service, it’s worth running an electricity and gas suppliers comparison and making the switch.

If you’re moving into a new property, it’s important to switch to a cheaper deal as you’ll automatically be placed on an expensive variable rate deal when you move in. Gas and electricity comparison sites for first time buyers and home movers are the quickest and simplest way to find a new deal, and it’s worth trying to switch about a week before you move in.

And if you want to compare energy prices without brokers, switching online with an impartial price comparison site like UKPower is the best way to go. We also offer a boiler price comparison service to see if you could save more money by replacing your old boiler with a newer, more energy effcient model.

How often do energy prices change?

Energy prices are constantly changing, and for all kinds of reasons, including supply and demand, availability, wholesale costs, transport costs, and infrastructure maintenance.

Even conflict or a natural disaster in an oil-rich country can impact production and accessibility, which can, in turn, influence the price you pay to boil a kettle, or fire up the central heating.

Wholesale cost changes are the main reason why gas and electricity prices fluctuate, and if you’re on a variable tariff, the price you pay for the energy you use will vary according to these wholesale costs, meaning your bills could go up or down.

But while variable rates can drop, they’re far more likely to rise, and that’s why it often makes sense to sign up to a fixed rate tariff, and lock in your rate for a set period of time, usually 12 months.

A fixed rate tariff not only offers a good way to beat the price hikes, but is also good for budgeting, as you know the rate you’ll be paying for the duration of the deal.

Energy comparison sites like UKPower are completely free to use, and you won't be charged a penny for switching with us - enter your postcode to see how much you could save.

Why are your energy bills so high?

There are a number of reasons your energy bill is higher than usual, but running a gas and electric comparison and switching supplier is a quick and easy way to bring costs back down.

You could be paying more for your gas and electricity because:

  • You’re using more energy – It sounds obvious, but the more gas and electricity you use, the higher your bills will be. Even if you’re on a fixed rate tariff, it’s only the unit cost that is fixed, so the more energy you use, the more you’ll be charged. It’s almost inevitable your energy bills will increase during the winter, when more gas and electricity is needed to light and heat your home, but it’s worth considering making a few small changes to how and when you use energy, to help cut your bills. Check out our energy saving advice guide for some ideas.
  • Your bills are based on estimated readings – If you don’t regularly provide your energy supplier with meter readings, it’s likely your bill will be based upon estimates, meaning there’s a good chance you could be overpaying each month. You should carry out your own gas and electricity bills comparison by comparing your actual energy usage, which you can find on your energy meter, against the readings on your bills. Get in touch with your supplier to find out if you’re on estimated billing.
  • Your fixed rate energy deal has ended – If you signed up to a fixed-rate energy deal, but never switched once this contract expired, your supplier will have automatically put you onto a standard variable tariff, which means you’ll be paying one of its most expensive rates. If this is the case, it’s time to switch supplier and bag yourself a better deal.

If this sounds like you, enter your postcode to start and energy price comparison and see how much you could save.

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