How you know when you’ve met the energy supplier of your dreams
Finding the best energy supplier is a lot like looking for love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve put together this handy guide to knowing when you’ve found ‘the one’.
It charms you with low prices
It’s always nice to be swept off your feet. Your energy company should win your heart with low-priced energy tariffs that stack up well against the other deals on the market. Check with your existing supplier to see if they have a better rate for you, but it’s also worth checking out the market to see if there is someone more suited out there.
It has an attractive fixed tariff
Fix rate tariffs lock in your gas and electricity prices at a set rate for a set term (usually 1, 2 or 3 years). This protects you from price rises if the cost of electricity and gas, or government policy costs, increase.
It’s always there for you
Your energy supplier should be easy to contact and communicative. It should be a good listener and work to fix any problems so that you have a meaningful relationship. You should be able to submit meter readings online easily and use your online account for most things, like choosing how you want to receive your energy bills.
It listens to your problems and offers advice
Your energy company should go beyond lining its pockets in your relationship. It should be two way by providing energy saving advice, guides, tips and an easy-to-use website.
It makes your life easier
With more technology at its disposal than James Bond’s Q, your energy company should make it easy for you to do things online. If your company offers its own app for managing your energy (on Android or iOS), intelligent thermostats and an award winning website, chances are it’s a keeper.
It has respectable values
Whether you agree with a supplier’s outlook may not be the first thing on your mind when comparing gas and electricity deals, but it could turn out to be a deal breaker. Do you care about your supplier’s commitment to sustainability? Or are you more interested in championing the industry underdog? At First Utility, we’re all about challenging the antiquated processes of the energy sector. Find out more about our campaigns for change.
So there you have it. When comparing gas and electricity prices and comparing energy suppliers, look a little deeper and you’ll be well on your way to finding the energy supplier of your dreams.
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