Dual energy switching
Just looked at changing from Eon Price Protection r3. Fixed til 5/2011. Used Lovemoney.com quote service. And Energyhelpline
“Savings of £170 pa” Scottish Hydro. (Go direct v3). This result on the Lovemoney site though doesn’t event appear on Energyhelpline !! (by the way, Npower comes first on each site, though there is £30 difference in the saving !) Ok, this is a variable rate, whereas I am currently fixed (so I WOULD expect to see a current saving)
Decided to look further. Have 15 mths bills with Eon, to show total Kw’s used (surely the only fair comparison.
I am a low user of energy (frugal +single+working). Electic seems my biggest expense - why ? - so may be worth looking at 2 suppliers rather than dual fuel.. It seems that Eons ‘primary’ (higher charged) units, do me no favours, but looking at the entire year and comparing costs to the top 2/3, this so called ‘saving’ of £170 approx, works out as………….. As……….you guessed it - £NIL. I would pay exactly the same if I changed to someone else.
Have looked before at this, but never had an entire years bills.
What so or con are these sites ? How do they work out a ‘saving’ when there is none ?! (though I will keep looking.)
The top saver Npower (+ several others), only give a cashback at the end of the year, and would even want to move my meters outside the house (at my cost).
Many people I am sure switch, based on these simple savings calculators - LOOK INTO THE DETAILS is my advice, before the hassle begins
Elec £ Kw Gas £ Kw
13/1/10 123 953 62 1255
22/10/09 118 867 23 426
15/7/09 98 716 28 312
13/3/09 134 1014 68 1710
10/1/09 123 940 59 1481
Over last 12 mths £473 Kw3550 £181 Kw 3703
Dual energy/direct debit/online
Any ideas /obsevations, anyoneReport