Comparing Energy Suppliers Like Entice Energy Before Planning the Move to Your New Home
Moving to a new home should be an exciting and rewarding experience. But it can also be extremely stressful. Not to mention costly. At Central Moves, we strive to deliver a removals service that makes moving stress-free, while also providing great value for money. But your choice in removals service isn’t the only way you can save money when moving to a new home. Believe it or not, changing your energy supplier as soon as you move can save a great deal on your energy bills.
When you move in, you’re placed on a “deemed contract” with the supplier that the previous occupant of your new home used. This means you’re on a standard variable tariff. And these are usually pretty expensive. The sooner you switch, the more you could save. But how do you compare energy suppliers to find the right one for you?
There’s more to Energy than the “Big 6”
As the team at Switch-Plan will tell you, there are lots of smaller energy suppliers like Entice Energy that can combine low prices with either energy-free customer service or 100% renewable electricity. Yet 70% of energy consumers get their energy from larger suppliers like British Gas, SSE, N Power, E.On, EDF and Scottish Power. The Switch-Plan team can search through tariffs from suppliers of all shapes and sizes to find the perfect tariff for your needs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make some comparisons of your own to educate yourself.
Take a look at their energy fuel mix
A supplier’s energy fuel mix can tell you a lot about their commitment to sustainability. Many suppliers offer renewable energy tariffs. But they still use fossil fuels like gas and coal as part of their energy fuel mix. If you want green energy, make sure all of a supplier’s electricity comes from renewables like solar, wind and hydro.
Read some customer reviews
Customer reviews can give you a great insight into how the people who use a supplier really feel about them. Trustpilot is a good place to start. Because suppliers actively solicit reviews from customers, you’re likely to get a good mixture of positive and negative reviews. On other platforms like Reviews.io, customer reviews are not solicited. As such, they’re likely to skew towards the negative.
Compare their tariffs
Finding the right supplier is great. But finding the right supplier <i>and</i> tariff is even better. Which is why you should check to see that your prospective supplier has a range of tariffs to give you more options. Ideally, they should have both fixed rate and variable tariffs so you can decide for yourself exactly how much freedom you want in your contract.
Remember, you don’t have to do all the legwork yourself
The good people at Switch-Plan can search through tariffs from Entice Energy, Bulb and all kinds of suppliers both large and small to find the perfect energy plan for your needs. So you can choose between tariffs which are directly matched to your household’s needs and priorities.