This post is written in collaboration with Make It Cheaper.
We all know that electricity is expensive. This is why most people look at ways to save on the amount of electricity they use. Of course, it’s possible that you may not be getting the best possible deal from your energy supplier. It’s a good idea to check if you could be paying less elsewhere. Of course, in order to check you need to know how much electricity you use, what you are paying for and how you are being billed. You need to have all of this information to hand so that you can compare like for like.
Once you have all the information you need there are plenty of places online where you can check for different available plans; click here for more information. We are going to look at some of the things you need to consider if you are thinking of switching electricity supplier.
Can you make the switch?
In most Australian states there are several electricity suppliers available to choose from. This is not the case in Tasmania where there is only one supplier, or in Western Australia where choice is limited depending on where you live. There may be other obstructions that could deter you from making the change; such as a cancellation charge from your current provider. You should check if anything like this applies, either by checking your contract or bills or by speaking to your provider.
What to ask suppliers
Around 52% of Australians who change electricity provider say they are not sure they made the right decision. It’s very important that you do your research before you make the switch. You need to get answers from any providers you consider, you need to know how you can pay, what the length of contract is and what additional charges you may encounter. This is just a selection of questions that you should ask.
What if you want to change
Once you have chosen a new supplier, actually making the change should be quite straightforward. You should not encounter any problems. The changeover process should not take long, although timescales do differ depending on the provider. The good news is that you will never be without an electricity supply while the change is taking place.
As you can see, actually switching to a new electricity provider should not be that difficult. The hardest part of the process is choosing a new provider in the first place. You should take your time with your research. If you see a provider that seems like a good choice you can then do some additional research. You can read online reviews and see if you can find answers to your questions on the provider’s website.
Once you are sure about making the switch then all you need to do is start the process and pretty soon you could be making great savings.