1. Who is the best supplier?
There is many suppliers in the market now. It is best to try a tariff comparison to find out how much of a saving you might make. Also, consider their customer service practices, you can read reviews or listen out on the news for any updates. Suppliers often receive fines, if they haven’t delivered a good standard of customer service.
2. What is the cheapest tariff?
Suppliers change their tariffs continuously, therefore it is best to get up to date information from the supplier’s website or use a tariff comparison website.
You will need your annual consumption, which you can find from your energy bill or by calling your supplier with an up to date meter reading
3. Is PAYG meters more expensive than dry meters?
No. Some people find a PAYG meter better, as it’s easier to budget and keep out of debt. Tariffs for PAYG are more competitive with some suppliers also offer dual fuel discounts regardless of meters.
4. Common energy saving behaviours:
Don’t leave appliances on standby
Only put on washing machine when you have a full load.
Use a clothes horse instead of a tumble drier
5. Extra assistance register
All suppliers will normally ask if you have any long term medical conditions or reasons for extra assistance. Basically if there is a power cut or supply interruption, your supplier will get in touch with you if you are on this extra assistance register.
6. Incentives or help available
Warm Home Discount. This is a one off payment to eligible customers which goes directly into their electricity account Affordable Warmth Dividend, this is a payment of £100 to any Glasgow residents aged 80 years or more. There hasn’t been confirmation if this is open this year.