2016 set to be record year for energy switches

Published May 23 16

Energy Switches

It seems that more of you are keeping an eye on your energy bills even in the summer months, as Energy UK, a trade association for the UK energy industry, found that 360,000 of you switched your energy provider this June.

This is a record high for the month – 58% up on June 2014 – as it seems you’re getting savvier to switching to save some pennies.

Energy UK also found that over 2 million (2,323,694) of you switched during the period January to June, nearly 1 million (1,515,993) more than in the first half of 2014. This is great news for all of you consumers out there finding better deals – a trend we’ve seen reflected in our monthly Energy Snapshot too.

There have been a number of initiatives over the years encouraging you all to compare and switch to make sure you’re getting the best deal for you, and it seems the message is finally sticking. The latest Energy Switch Guarantee is making it even easier for you to switch energy suppliers too by guaranteeing a quick and safe switching process with their 10 commitments, which cover the energy firms supplying 70% of UK households.

Their promises include ensuring an uninterrupted service during your free switch that should take no longer than 21 days to complete. Your new supplier will also be responsible for arranging the switch so you won’t have to worry about a thing once you’ve signed up to your new contract. And if anything does go wrong, they will work quickly to put it right and keep you in the loop.

So if you want to join the record number of switchers this year and are curious to see how much you could save, why not compare energy deals now? If you have your bill to hand, it’s even easier, as you can get an accurate idea of energy deals that are better suited to your needs. What are you waiting for?