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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 energy 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.

Comparing gas and electric prices and switching supplier could save you as much as £477* on your annual energy bills. You can then 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 tariffs 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.

Comparing energy prices with us is the only way to instantly compare the whole market, to make sure you’re paying the best energy prices.

What energy deals can you compare online?

Comparing energy gas and electricity prices online is 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.

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.

And 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 electrictity 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.

How to compare cheap energy deals online

The energy experts at UKPower can help you find the best energy prices available, either online or over the phone on 0800 320 2000.

You can instantly compare energy 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.

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 energy 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.

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.

Why are your energy bills so high?

There are a number of reasons your energy bill is higher than usual, and switching supplier is just one of a number of ways to bring them back in line.

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.

*Between 1 Jan 2019 and 30 June 2019, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £477 or more. **At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us between August 2017 and August 2018 saved £970 or more. ***Citizens Advice found UK households overpaid on energy by £11bn between 2004 and 2019 - an average of £733m a year during that period.

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