When you’re switching gas and electricity suppliers, you will want to relax in the knowledge that you have found the best deals – with the focus on balancing fair prices with good customer service.
Below are 10 of the best deals we found – even though it was a general search, eight out of 10 of these tariffs also happen to be green.
Best Deals - June 2021
Outfox the Market's Spring 21 Variable
Estimated annual cost: £878.36* | Variable (no contract) | Green tariff; Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
The cheapest deal in our search from a company that came top of this year’s Which? customer satisfaction survey, scoring four stars for customer service, along with a healthy score of 4.6 out of five on Trustpilot. Another important note, 100% of electricity is generated from offshore UK wind farms.
Green's Linden tariff
Estimated annual cost: £916.54* | Variable (no contract) | Green tariff; Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
A good choice for technophiles with its web or app-based service offering dashboards for bill payments and insights into your energy usage 24/7. It scores 4 out of five on Trustpilot.
Igloo Energy's Pioneer tariff
Estimated annual cost: £995.01* | Variable (no contract) | Green tariff; Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited | Incentive: 3% reward if your balance is in credit
It is rare for a supplier to offer interest on any credit once your bills and paid – and 3% is generous. Igloo came joint first in the latest Citizens Advice customer service report, with a score of 4.4 out of five.
Zebra Power's Zebra Fixed rate April 2022 v1 Paperless
Estimated annual cost: £998* | Fixed for 12 months | Early exit fee: £30 per fuel
A smaller supplier offering a range of fixed tariffs, with a discount for going paperless. It scores 4.6 on Trustpilot with 88% saying it's excellent – but out of a tiny pool of 310 reviews.
Avro Energy's Simple and Select 12M
Estimated annual cost: £999.23* | Fixed for 12 months | No early exit fee
A good choice if good customer service is important to you. Avro Energy came third in the Which? customer satisfaction survey, with an overall score of 76%, scoring five stars for accurate billing and four stars for customer service, complaint handling, and value for money, and 4.5 on Trustpilot.
HUB Energy's Hub Smart Choice Fixed 12 June 22 v3
Estimated annual cost: £1,020.79* | Fixed until 30/06/22 | Early Exit fee: £30 per fuel | Green, Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
It helps to fund renewable energy projects and supports green initiatives in developing countries to offset carbon for its customers’ gas usage. It scores 4.3 on Trustpilot with 73% scoring it excellent and 5% bad out of 1,951 reviews.
GOTO.energy's Direct Control Green May 2022 V5
Estimated annual cost: £1,025.13* | Fixed for 12 months | Early Exit fee: £40 per fuel | Green, Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
GOTO scores highly for customer service, with a 4.6 on Trustpilot, and 76% rating it as excellent and only 4% as bad out of 1,294 reviews. But watch out for the high exit fee.
Utility Warehouse's Green Fix 12
Estimated annual cost: £1,033.06* | Fixed until 31/05/22 | Early Exit fee: £25 per fuel | Green, Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
Utility Warehouse helps to fund renewable energy projects and support green initiatives in developing countries to offset carbon for its customers’ gas usage. It scores 4.3 on Trustpilot with 73% scoring it excellent and 5% saying it’s bad out of 1,951 reviews.
EDF Energy's GoElectric Aug22
Estimated annual cost: £1,044.55* | Fixed until 31/08/22 | Early Exit fee: £30 per fuel | Green, Uswitch Silver Standard accredited
EDF has a range of zero-carbon tariffs, designed specifically for drivers of electric cars, and has excellent green credentials. While it came joint 20th out of 25 suppliers in Which?’s customer satisfaction survey, it scores a respectable 4.2 on Trustpilot.
E.ON Next's Next Exclusive v9 tariff
Estimated annual cost: £1,057.52*| Fixed for 12 months | No early exit fee | Green, Uswitch Bronze Standard accredited
This newer part of energy supplier E.ON has good green credentials – as well as 100% renewable electricity gas usage is offset through buying certified emission reduction certificates. It also plants five trees on each customer’s behalf through the charity One Tree Planted to support a project in the Peru rainforest. It also scores 4.3 on Trustpilot.
*Prices assume a household in the London area with medium annual consumption on a dual-fuel tariff, paying by monthly Direct Debit. There will be regional price variations, so do check prices in your area.
For details of the eco-credentials of bronze and silver status green tariffs, visit Uswitch. Prices correct on 02/06/21. Source: Uswitch.com
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