Cheap Prepaid Gas & Elec
Get a standard meter, or switch & save
Prepaid energy prices are now capped by the regulator, but don't be fooled. Despite Ofgem announcing a £25/year cut to typical bills under the price cap from October, the cheapest deals are still for switchers. So check you're not being ripped off by doing a five-minute comparison via our Cheap Energy Club. Many can still save £330+/year.
Cheap Green Energy
How to help the planet and your wallet
Attitudes and behaviours are changing and many are opting to go greener. The good news is that green energy can also save you money, as many of the cheapest deals offer renewable electricity and some renewable gas. This guide explains what green energy is, how to switch and also has our top pick of renewable tariffs.
Solar panels – are they worth it?
How much can you really save?
Previously solar panels meant big bucks. But the Government has now ended incentives for generating solar energy in your home. Solar panels will still help you cut your energy bills, but without the incentive payments, do the sums still add up?
What are they? Should you get one? And could yours go 'dumb'?
Energy suppliers are gradually installing the next generation of gas and electricity meters, called smart meters. The Government's ambition is for everyone in England, Scotland and Wales to be offered them at no upfront cost in the next few years, but what exactly are smart meters, should you get them, and what happens if you switch?
Martin Lewis: How to reclaim £100s of credit from your energy firm
Is your electricity and gas provider unfairly sitting on £100s of your money? Over 70% of us pay energy bills by direct debit – a good thing, as it gets you the cheapest rates. However, it can give firms the chance to build up a reservoir of customers' money. It's time to get that money back!
Best Boiler Cover
Save up to £100 on cover
Energy providers use our fear of losing heating or hot water to jack up the price of boiler breakdown cover. And while some of the big six energy suppliers try to flog their own cover at inflated prices, you don't need to go with your provider – you can get similar policies for just £8/month.
Cheap Heating Oil
Find the cheapest prices & haggle down costs
The 1.3 million UK households who rely on a heating oil tank to warm their homes risk overpaying due to an under-regulated market that gets too little political attention. There's no slick solution, but there are things you can try to cut heating oil prices.
Energy bills explained
How to use them to save £100s
Energy bills can be confusing – sometimes it's hard to decipher exactly how much you're paying. To make it clearer, we've explained exactly what each bill means to help you have more control over what you're paying and make it easier for you to switch companies and save money.