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Is it worth signing up for dual fuel deals?

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Hi, I currently pay £60 pm for electric & £43 pm for gas both via direct debit (EDF & British Gas).
The uswitch website shows my savings to be around £21 pm (~£250 per year) if I swithc to a dual fuel provider. Are these savings accurate? When I have dug a little deeper before the saving are minimal at less than £50 per year.

Can anyone shares their personal experiences? BTW the cheapest on uswitch is Scottish Energy.

Thanks in advance.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
The savings are only an estimate and usually are the 'maximum' savings based on ur current usage. Most suppliers will give a dual fuel discount however, this doesnt mean getting both gas & elec from the same supplier is cheaper with dual fuel discount. I did go for the same supplier - Powergen - although npower was slightly cheaper (also £50 Quidco for Powergen) for gas just to avoid the hassle of dealing with two :)

PS: Pay by Direct debit & opt for paperless billing (online account management) for cheaper G&E
#2
Hi I've always found this site very useful and there is a section on dual fuel issues

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/you-switch-gas-electricity



Hope it is of help:thumbsup:
#3
I've also gone for duel fuel with the same supplier, it was the cheapest in my area and easier to deal with one supplier than 2. As Edi says the savings are an estimate, even if it works out only a few pounds cheaper the savings are better in your pocket!

I also manage my accounts online and get another extra discount for paperless billing
banned#4
I changed to a dual fuel online tariff about 9 months ago. My joint bill for Electricity and gas with British gas was around £130. Uswitch listed my saving as £39 per month. I, like you was dubious of this amount, but went for the deal anyway and set my monthly amount to £100. After just 9 months I have just received my 3rd bill, with a £249 credit on the bill. I checked that the bill was not estimated and confirmed this on their helpline with the assistant. I have just yesterday received a £200 refund from them. Its definitely worth switching even if the saving is minimal.

My energy supplier is powergen http://www.powergen.co.uk/ and I am on the duel fuel online tariff. By my calculations I reduced my monthly bill from £130 to £75!!
#5
Ultimoscorpion, so you're comparing a cold winter last year vs a mild winter this year - hmm, have you compared your actual usage over the same period and the price per unit?
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Ultimoscorpion, so you're comparing a cold winter last year vs a mild winter this year - hmm, have you compared your actual usage over the same period and the price per unit?


Well duh, no I thought I would pay extra just for a laugh. Do you really think my ice cold wife, that freezes when a breeze passes in the summer puts a duffle coat on, is really gonna turn the heating off at any time between the months of September and March!!!

No change in usage, just a better deal, renegade :giggle:

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