Energy switching snapshots

Our monthly Energy Snapshot is designed to give you the low-down on the best energy deals that we’ve found for our customers, as well as showing the average savings you could make if you were to switch today. 

March 2018 Energy Snapshot

There’s so much in the press these days about the cost of gas and electricity that it’s easy to feel bewildered when it comes to choosing an energy deal that’s right for you. We want to help you with some straightforward, easy-to-understand information, so here’s our Energy Snapshot for March 2018.

It includes facts about how much our customers saved when they switched, who they switched from and who they switched to, as well as the most popular tariffs that we offer at comparethemarket.com.

This isn’t a matter of opinion like much of what you read, this is the low-down based on the actual experiences of our customers.

Energy switching snapshot
Average savings based on usage information entered by comparethemarket.com customers during March 2018. Achievable savings can vary among customers depending on individual household usage.

 

Top savings

While we know that some of you can be put off switching energy providers, many of you have already discovered that it can be worth it and have benefited from some amazing energy deals.

So what kind of savings can be made with these switches? Some of the figures might surprise you. Customers who switched with us in March 2018 to our E.ON Go Online 1 Year v11 Paperless tariff made an average saving of £240.15. While not everyone might be able to find such a saving, you’ve nothing to lose by having a look.

We’ve also drawn out the energy tariffs that will be ending in April 2018, so if yours is on the list you might want to take the opportunity to find a new deal that could save you money.

The Big Six

Over the past year, we’ve seen people tending to leave the Big Six in large numbers. That still stands as of March 2018 with 23.62% of you switching from one of the Big Six providers and finding greater savings elsewhere. However, this month a lot of you decided to switch to the Big Six too – 21.32% to be exact.

Great deals can be found everywhere, so it’s always a good idea to compare deals to find one that meets your needs.

Who has the most to gain?

Last month, those of you aged between 50 and 64 saved the most money by switching suppliers, with an average saving of £206.33. Coming in a close second were customers aged 80 and over, with an average saving of £202.29. With the lowest saving working out at £141.72 for 25-29 year olds, there are savings to be made whatever your age. It really could pay to compare.

Simple switching

So how can you find these amazing deals? We’ve made it simple. You can compare energy tariffs here or by phone to help you find a great deal.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been with your energy company for more than a year, you can almost certainly save money. Why not compare today and see if you could be part of the savings we report in next month’s snapshot.