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Are you tired of paying high gas and electricity bills and looking for a cheaper energy plan? With the wide range of energy plans available, it can be hard to know which one is the best fit for your needs and budget. That's where Savvy comes in. Our 100% free energy comparison service can help you find the cheapest energy plans available from a range of leading energy providers.
By comparing plans and rates, you can potentially save hundreds of dollars each year on your energy bills. So why pay more when you could find a cheaper energy plan and make the switch all in one place? Start comparing your options today with Savvy and see how much you could save.
There are a few key factors you should consider when comparing energy plans, including:
Look for a plan with the lowest usage rates. This is the amount you pay for each unit of electricity you use, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) for electricity or megajoules (MJ) for gas.
Tariffs describe the pricing structure that you are charged for your energy. While there’s only one set rate for gas, there are often block rates which apply for gas usage. This means you can be charged one price for the first block of gas you use (a block is a set number of megajoules) and another price for subsequent blocks of use.
Electricity tariffs are a little more complicated, with some retailers having up to five different tariffs. These include:
A supply charge is a daily fee which energy retailers charge customers for supplying electricity or gas to their premises. It covers the cost of maintaining the energy network and infrastructure which delivers energy to customers' homes or businesses. The supply charge is a fixed cost, regardless of the amount of energy consumed and is measured in cents per day.
Renewable energy options
If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint on the world, many retailers offer renewable energy options. Look for plans which offer green energy options or carbon offsets. Such options encourage retailers to purchase energy that has been generated by renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind. It may cost a little more, but you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re assisting Australia’s switch to renewable energy by helping to fund the building of new renewable energy infrastructure.
Check for additional fees such as connection and disconnection charges, late payments fees, credit card fees, paper bill fees and so on. These can add up quickly and significantly increase your bill.
Check for any discounts available, such as join-up bonus offers, pay-on-time discounts or direct debit discounts. These can help you save money over the life of your energy plan.
Consider the length of the contract and whether there are any exit fees if you choose to switch providers before the end of the contract. Longer contracts (ie. ones which last more than a year) may not be cheaper than variable-rate contracts, but they may provide some certainty about the cost of your energy use.
If you're looking for a cheap energy plan, one of the best things you can do is compare offers from different energy providers to find one that may offer you the best overall deal. At Savvy, we offer a free comparison service to help you find the best plan for your personal needs. Just follow this simple process to get your comparison underway:
Provide your location and usage information
To compare energy plans and find the cheapest option, simply provide us with some information about your location, energy usage, and whether you have a solar energy system or not. This will include details about your current energy plan and how much energy you use, so if you have a recent energy bill available that would be especially helpful.
Receive multiple offers and compare them
When comparing energy plans, it's important to consider not just the price, but also the features of each plan. For example, some might include bonuses or plan discounts for signing up, while others might have different payment options which could help you manage your bills. These plan features will vary from state to state: for instance, comparing energy plans for New South Wales is different from doing so in South Australia. Make sure you read through the details of each plan carefully so you can make an informed decision.
Choose a new plan
Once you've found an energy plan which fits your needs and budget, you can select it and have the rest handled for you. Your chosen new energy provider will contact you to help make the switch as smooth as possible. They'll arrange for your old provider to take a final meter reading and issue you with a final bill.
Overall, comparing energy plans is often the simplest and best way to find a cheap energy deal. By using Savvy's comparison service, you can quickly and easily compare a range of energy offers and find the best one for your needs.
Every home needs an electricity connection. From powering your fridge to your television, it's important to know the differences between electricity plans before you buy.
Who doesn't love a warm, cozy bedroom in winter or a hot shower on a cold morning? Natural gas helps heat things up in your home, so getting the right gas plan is crucial.
Solar panels are becoming increasingly common as Australians make a sustainable switch. Your connection to the grid is still important for when the sun isn't out, though.
Energy providers are now providing plans to Australians who want to make use of more environmentally friendly sources. These are often known as green energy plans.
Savvy is partnered with Econnex Comparison (CIMET Sales Pty Ltd, ABN 72 620 395 726) to provide readers with a variety of energy plans to compare. We do not compare all retailers in the market, or all plans offered by all retailers. Savvy earns a commission from Econnex each time a customer buys an energy plan via our website. We don’t arrange for products to be purchased directly, as all purchases are conducted via Econnex.
Any advice presented above is general in nature and doesn’t consider your personal or business objectives, needs or finances. It’s always important to consider whether advice is suitable for you before purchasing an energy plan. For further information on the variety of energy plans compared by Econnex, or how their business works, you can visit their website.