The variety of different energy tariffs available to customers can be enough to give anyone a headache! Energy companies love to throw complicated words at customers when talking about all the different options they offer.
We help you to cut through the jargon so that you can understand exactly what it is that you need.
Standard (or variable) tariff
On this tariff your unit prices are not fixed – so can go either up or down. This means that you will not be protected against any rises in energy rates during the period of your contract. When you move house you will inherit the supplier of the previous tenant, and will be automatically placed on their standard plan. This is generally the most expensive tariff a supplier offers.
Fixed rate tariffs
A fixed rate tariff means that you’ll pay the same price per unit of gas and electricity for the period of your contract. This can help protect you from energy price hikes. With energy companies rising prices regularly, we recommend going with a fixed tariff to protect you from price rises.
Dual fuel tariffs
A duel fuel tariff means that you use the same supplier for both your electricity and gas. Many suppliers will offer discounts to encourage customers to sign up for them for both electricity and gas.