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Looking for the right gas plan can be a challenging task, especially with so many options to choose from. However, finding the right plan for your needs can help you save money on your gas bills. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. At Savvy, we make it easier for you to compare a variety of gas plans and make the switch with our 100% free online comparison service. 

Our easy-to-use comparison process allows you to instantly view and compare plans based on your individual preferences, helping you find the best deal possible from some of Australia’s leading retailers. Through Savvy, you can quickly find a great gas plan that meets your needs and make the switch all in one place. Start comparing your options through Savvy today and take the first step towards potentially saving on your gas bills. 

How do I compare gas plans?

When it comes to comparing to find the best gas plan, there are several factors that you need to take into account before you make your decision. These include: 

Gas usage 

The first step to comparing gas plans is to determine your gas usage. You can find this information on your gas bill or by contacting your current provider. Knowing your gas usage will help you determine what type of plan you need, whether it be a fixed rate plan or a flexible plan. Have your latest energy bills handy before starting the comparison process so you’ll be able to compare apples with apples and know your exact gas consumption for the preceding billing period. 

Gas charges 

Natural gas usage is charged in cents per megajoule (which is written c/MJ). It’s often charged in blocks, which cost a set amount per block. Most gas retailers have more than one block rate, which means you may be charged more for the first block of gas you use and less for subsequent blocks. Some states, such as Victoria, have seasonal gas rates, which are higher in winter when there’s a higher demand for gas heating for homes. 

Each state and territory in Australia has its own set of regulations when it comes to choosing a gas supplier, so the price of gas and how it is charged will depend on where you live. In addition to usage charges, there are also gas supply charges, which are charged in cents per day, regardless of how much you actually use. 

Fixed rate plans 

Fixed rate plans offer a fixed rate for gas usage over a set period, which can range from six months to three years. Fixed rate plans don’t change over the life of the plan regardless of any changes in price in the energy market. They can provide peace of mind, as you can more easily budget for your gas bill each month without worrying about price fluctuations.  

Flexible plans 

Flexible plans, also known as variable rate plans, are another option for gas consumers. These plans offer a rate which changes depending on market conditions, which means that your bill and usage rate can fluctuate from month to month. While flexible plans may not offer the same level of predictability as fixed rate plans, they can be a good option for those who want to take advantage of lower prices when they’re available. 

Discounts 

Many gas providers offer discounts such as sign-up credits to customers who meet certain criteria. These discounts can help you substantially reduce your gas bills. For example, you may be eligible for a discount if: 

  • you sign up with a new gas retailer 
  • you pay your bill on time 
  • you sign up for direct debit 

Make sure to compare the different discount offers available from different providers and see whether they offer the best value for you. 

Green options 

If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, you may want to consider a gas provider which offers greener options. These can include:  

  • Carbon-neutral gas plans: these plans offset your carbon emissions by investing in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
  • Renewable gas plans: these plans provide gas which is generated from renewable sources, such as organic matter, agricultural waste and sewage. 
  • Bio-gas plans: these plans provide gas that is generated from organic matter, such as food waste, agricultural waste, and sewage. 
  • Climate-friendly gas plans: these plans offset your carbon emissions by investing in projects that promote sustainable living and protect the environment. 
  • Green gas certificates: these certificates allow you to purchase gas which has been produced using processes that use renewable sources, such as wind or solar power. They’re currently only available in certain states of Australia, not nationwide. 

While some of these options may be more expensive, they can be an attractive option for those who want to make a positive impact on the environment. 

Contract length 

Before signing up for a gas plan, make sure to check the contract length. Some providers offer contracts which last for a set period, while others offer month-to-month plans. Consider how long you want to commit to a plan and choose a provider which offers a contract length that meets your needs. 

Fees and charges 

Make sure to check the fees associated with each gas plan you are considering. Some providers may charge fees for: 

  • early contract termination 
  • late payments 
  • paper bills 
  • credit card payments 

Bill payment options 

Make sure to choose a gas provider which offers convenient bill payment options. Most providers offer online bill payment, direct debit and pay-by-phone options, so it’s important to choose one which offers bill payment options that work for you. 

What’s the process for comparing gas plans through Savvy and making the switch?

Comparing through Savvy couldn’t be easier. Just follow these simple guidelines to use Savvy’s comparison service to compare, select and switch.

Determine your current gas usage

Before you start comparing gas plans, you’ll need to have an understanding of your gas usage. Check your recent gas bills to see how much gas you use each month. This will be determined by whether you use gas for cooking, heating, cooling or other uses such as heating a swimming pool. This information will help you compare plans which suit your needs. 

Fill out a form and compare gas plans

Just enter the required information such as your postcode, gas usage and other relevant information to see a range of gas plans available in your area. Once you've done this, you can compare prices, features, contracts and discounts of the available offers based on your profile through Savvy.

Choose the best plan and switch

Once you've found a gas plan which you’re happy with, it's time to switch. Just select the plan you want to switch to and provide your new supplier with your details, including your current gas account number and meter details. They will contact you and then arrange for the transfer of your gas supply to their company. That’s all you have to do! There’s no fuss and the switch will be handled for you, with nothing more you need to do.  

Cancellation of your old plan

Your old gas supplier will be informed of your switch and will arrange for a final meter reading to be taken. They'll then send you a final bill, which will include any outstanding charges. There won't be any disruption to your gas supply during the switch. 

Compare your other energy suppliers too

With Savvy you can compare your gas retailer, your electricity supplier and your solar plan too. Our 100% free comparison service has no limit on the number of times you can compare services, so why not take a look at your other energy plans too, and potentially find even more savings? Check back with Savvy regularly to make sure you’re getting the most up-to-date plan available.

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Frequently asked questions about comparing gas plans

What is natural gas?

Natural gas is an odourless and colourless fossil fuel formed through the decomposition of ancient plants and animals. It’s mainly produced in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory and piped to all states and territories in Australia. However, not all Australian households have access to piped natural gas, while some states, such as Western Australia, may not allow you much (or any) choice about which provider you use. 

What happens if I move house while on a fixed gas plan?

If you move house while on a gas plan, you’ll need to contact your gas provider to arrange for your gas supply to be disconnected at your old address and reconnected at your new address if possible. You may also need to switch to a new gas plan if your current plan isn't available at your new address, and connection and disconnection fees may apply. 

Can I bundle my gas and electricity plans together?

Yes – many gas and electricity providers offer bundle deals where you can combine your gas and electricity plans with one provider, often at a discounted rate compared to buying them separately. However, not all gas providers can supply bundled packages and it's still important to compare the prices and features of bundle offers to ensure you're getting the best deal for both your gas and electricity needs. 

How often should I compare gas plans?

It's a good idea to compare gas plans every 12 months or so to ensure you're still on the best plan for your needs. Gas prices can fluctuate and providers often offer new deals or incentives, so it pays to keep an eye on the market and compare energy plans regularly to ensure you're still getting the best deal possible. 

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Disclaimer:

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.

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