Automated Energy Switching

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EnergyCheck is only an email update. It does not do the switching for you. They send you a monthly email letting you know whether you are on the cheapest tariff or not. If they have found a cheaper tariff they will tell you, but you will have to manually do the switch yourself. This would involve finding meter readings and all the hassle that is involved with switching via a comparison website. It will also only tell you whether there is a cheaper deal that pays them a commission, therefore it does not look at the whole of the market and you will likely be paying more than you need to. Their claim that you will never overpay on your energy again is therefore incorrect.

How we calculated the saving

We regularly anonymise our customer information, then run them through our competitors to ensure we are offering the best deal. The results are below. Ready to join Switchd? Click here

Price Comparison Site

80%
Incorrect deal - overpaying £86.

80% of the time, the cheapest deal was not shown. Hidden within the website the best deal was available, but as shown through Flipper's research, 97% of people can't find it.

Free Auto Switching Service

45%
Incorrect deal - overpaying £69.

45% of the time, the cheapest deal was not shown. Since free auto-switchers make money through commissions from suppliers they do not offer the best deal to their customers.

20%
Wrong time - overpaying £81.

20% of the time, a switch was recommended when the new tariff was a more expensive tariff. Price comparison sites want you to switch then and there, so as long as you save over the year they will switch you to the wrong deal.

35%
No switch - overpaying £145.

35% of the time, free auto switchers recommended staying on the current tariff, when a cheaper tariff would have saved money over the remaining duration of their tariff (including exit fees). They do this as need to comply to supplier conditions to earn commission.

£31
Yearly switches - overpaying £31.

Price comparison sites prompt you to visit their website when a deal is coming to an end but they don't suggest earlier or they break their agreements with suppliers. This loses you £31 a year.

£27
Yearly switches - overpaying £27.

Free automated switching services need to comply to supplier conditions, meaning they wait till switches end. This stops them switching regularly. This loses you £27 a year.

20%

Both in agreement that a customer should not switch tariff at that time.

£116

Total loss every year

£109

Total loss every year