Big Energy Saving Week: How to switch

Many people stay on the same tariff or with the same energy supplier for years, without realising they could be getting a better deal elsewhere. By switching tariffs or suppliers, or joining an oil club, you could save hundreds on your fuel bill.

 Why pay more than you have to? Have a look below at ways that can help you can take control of your energy costs:

 Switch suppliers or tariffs

  • Make sure you can enjoy a comfortable, healthy home without the anxiety of ever-rising costs. If you’ve never switched before, it is well worth having a look around to see what’s on offer.
    • Check whether you could save money with the Citizens Advice energy price comparison tool, which is free, uses a full market comparison, totally independent and gives them a customer service rating out of 5 stars for the major energy companies.
    • If you don’t have internet access you can contact Samantha Hardy at Community Impact Bucks on 0300 111 1250 to arrange a face2face appointment.
    • To make sure you get the best deal, you’ll need to have some information with you including, the name of your current supplier and tariff, the amount of energy you use, how you currently pay and your postcode.
  • Many suppliers have also signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee, which commits them to provide a reliable and hassle-free switch.

Switching suppliers – more information

You can find out more about switching suppliers from Samantha Hardy or for more detailed information, check the Citizen Advice pages:

 Use heating oil for fuel?

 If you use heating oil it can be more difficult for you to shop around and feel hard to switch supplier.

To get a better deal you might consider joining Bucks Oil Buying Club.

Our Bucks Oil Buying Club (BOB) takes on the organisation of bulk buying of fuel oil and the negotiation of the best prices to help individuals, community buildings and rural businesses to save money. Together, we have collective buying power to gain significant savings.

All you need to do to take advantage of the service is sign up to the annual membership fee of £24 for domestic users, £36 for community buildings and £120 for businesses.  This covers as many orders as you need during the year.  The membership charge goes towards covering the administrative costs of running the group with any surplus going directly to Community Impact Bucks charitable work.

Why not also have a look at our information on how to save and check, and our top tips?

Community Impact Bucks are proud to be part of the Big Energy Saving Week

Find out more – contact Samantha Hardy on tel 0300 111 1250 or by email.

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