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A Step-by-Step Guide to Switching Gas Suppliers

If you are currently looking for a better gas tariff for your business, you might feel slightly overwhelmed by the prospect of going through the process of switching from your current supplier to another. But most companies today choose to switch suppliers because it allows them to save money on energy prices and take advantage of recent changes in the energy market that result in reduced overall gas prices.

Fortunately, you can switch from your current supplier to a new supplier with a few easy steps. The best part is that you can do all these online! Before you start the process of finding a new supplier for your business utilities, you need to prepare some pertinent information:

  • The most recent energy bill
  • Address and postcode

You may also need to supply some additional details about yourself and your company, so be ready to answer a few questions at least. When you are ready, here are the steps on how to switch gas suppliers online.

Step 1: Look for an accredited broker or comparison website

There are many comparison websites out there. The first thing you need to look for is the accreditation from Ofgem. If a comparison website has this accreditation, it means that the information you are getting is up to the standards of Ofgem.

Step 2: Enter your postcode 

Gas prices vary by region, and there are some suppliers which may not cover your area. By entering your postcode, you are narrowing down your choices to the suppliers who are near you.

Step 3: Enter your business usage details 

You will then have to enter details about your company’s energy consumption. This step will help in getting accurate comparison prices and rates. If you have your recent energy bill available, you can easily supply the information required in this step.

Step 4: Review the results and make a choice 

This part is perhaps the most time-consuming. Once you get the comparison results, you need to make sure that you are comparing according to specific parameters which you deem essential. For example, you can filter the options using the following criteria:

  • View the websites recommended plans for you.
  • View only fixed-rate plans
  • View plans with no early cancellation fees.

There are some comparison websites with additional tools that can help you make a choice. It is also vital to review the supplier’s background and customer service rating.

Step 5: Verify your switch 

After you’ve picked a plan, the final step in the process is to supply your complete address and payment details. Once this is complete, the supplier will receive your information and get in touch with you regarding the actual date of the switch.

Switching suppliers is straightforward and simple, that’s why companies do it all the time. How often can you change suppliers? If you are unhappy with your current plan and would like to switch to another supplier, you have the option to do this but be careful with cancellation fees included in the contract. It is best to stay with a supplier and check at least once a year to make sure that you are still getting the best deal out there.

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