Energy Guides

Who are the best suppliers?

See our updated list of suppliers, their review status and our thoughts.


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What exactly is auto switching?

Find out how auto switching works – and how it can help you get the best deal year after year


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The difference between paid and free auto switchers

Want to understand how paying for your auto switching service actually saves you money?


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What is Economy 7?

Find out how Economy 7 meters work, and whether you could be saving money by having one installed.


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The ultimate guide to Ofgem

Ever wondered what Ofgem actually is, and how it should protect you? Check out our guide.


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Top 10 energy terms, explained

Energy bills are difficult enough to work out as they are, so let us cut through the jargon for you...


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How to make your Switchd savings go further – for you and the world

You’ve done it! You’ve come on board with Switchd, and that means you’re on course to save an average £400 a year. Great choice. But now it’s time for the best bit – what will you do with t...


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The Ofgem price cap – what is it and how does it work?

You may be wondering how the price cap set by Ofgem impacts you and the size of your energy bill. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive summary of the price cap to help you better understan...


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What happens when I switch energy supplier?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you switch energy supplier? It’s a lot easier than you might think. What happens when I switch energy supplier? When you switch energy supplier, the process ...


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Electricity Prices – A Switchd Guide

Do you understand how your electricity supplier works out the price you pay? Do you know whether you could save by switching? Let us take away some of the confusion with our guide to electricity price...


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What happens if your energy supplier goes bust?

As the market attracts more and more new energy suppliers, there is a risk that some of them will inevitably fail. What happens if your energy supplier goes out of business? What happens if your energ...


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Could An Energy Monitor Reduce Your Energy Bills?

Many people want to decrease the amount of energy they use. Doing so will not only lower your bills but also can also be a great way of reducing your carbon footprint. Putting this into action is ofte...


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How To Get The UK’s Lowest Gas Prices

Are you paying too much for your gas? Find out how to cut the cost of heating your home this winter and get lower gas prices.   How To Get The UK’s Lowest Gas Prices Research shows that tho...


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Where do I find my supply number (MPAN and MPRN)?

This article is written by Switchd. Switchd automatically switches you to the absolute best energy deals. No more visiting price comparison sites, no more overpaying for energy. Click here to read mor...


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Who is the Best Energy Supplier for your Home?

What makes a company the best energy supplier for you? Does it seem like your energy prices have skyrocketed? As winter approaches, it is important to make sure that you are using the best energy supp...


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How to take readings off Smart Meters

Gas and electricity smart meters have a numerical keypad. Here’s what to do if you want to take a traditional meter reading:   Smart electricity meters on a standard tariff Press 9 on the keypa...


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How to read your energy meter

Your electricity and gas meter tracks how much energy is being used and helps the supplier calculate your bill to determine your monthly direct debit (if this is how you pay for your energy). When the...


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Is it necessary to give meter readings?

Apart from regularly comparing energy deals, another way to ensure that you never overpay for energy is to make sure that a regular gas and electricity meter reading is given to your energy supplier. ...


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