Switching energy suppliers used to be a hassle, but these days it’s as simple as 1-2-3.
First check for any obstacles, then gather your details, before finally grabbing a quote.
In just 3 minutes you should have an idea of how much you can save by switching. You’ll then be able to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead and switch.
For most people, switching providers is a simple process that can be put in motion in as little as five minutes. But on odd occasions, there may be a reason why you can’t switch immediately. The three most common obstacles are as follows:
If you are on a standard variable tariff that is paid automatically via direct debit, there should be no obstacles to switching. Indeed, analysis by OVO shows that Big Six energy customers on a standard variable tariff can save between £120 and £320 per year by switching to OVO Better Energy, depending on how much energy they use.
You can get a quick quote based on your postcode and house size alone, but this will only be an estimate based on the average energy use for your house size. If you can find a current energy bill with a few more details, you’ll be able to get a much more accurate quote.
Here are the four pieces of info you’ll need to get a detailed quote:
Whilst this might sound like a lot of information, it can all be found on a recent energy bill. The current tariff name is perhaps the only confusing thing. This is the name of the energy plan you are on. It might be ‘standard’, or ‘fixed till ___’ – it tends to vary in name among different suppliers.
Once you’ve got these details then you are ready to calculate a quote.
On the quick quote calculator at OVO, we give you a rough estimate in seconds once you’ve entered your postcode, how you pay, which fuels you want and how many bedrooms you’ve got.
The estimate you get looks like this:
To get more accurate numbers, click on ‘refine your quote’ – you’ll be directed to a page where you can enter which tariff you are on and how much energy you use, either in pounds or kWh. You can find these figures on your recent bill.
Here’s how it will look: