Choosing an Energy Provider

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  1. Tan

    Tan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi

    After getting a rather steep Gas bill, think I need to choose a better deal, there are so many deals out there now, short term fixed and longer term.

    Any advice on what is the best to choose?

    Thanks

    Tan
     
  2. jaymanek

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    Energy prices will go up,you can bet on that! So go for as long period as possible weighing up the deals.. You can use comparison websites to help choose!
     
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    I switched to Co-op this time last year after being horrified at British Gas bills. My bill is easily now £400 less per year.
     
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    One thing to bare in mind is that the longer term fix will cost you a lot more in the short term. Some would say that they balance out over the term of a long term fix vs. 2 short term products.
     
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    Tan

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    This is the dilemma, is it better to fix for a longer term or keep an eye on the market and change around after shorter periods.
     
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    Simple and competitive one tariff pricing.
     
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