Many suppliers claim to be the cheapest, but who really has the best gas and electricity deals on the market? Here’s how to find the cheapest energy supplier in your area.
The average dual fuel customer could save up to €527 by switching.
Switcher.ie’s free gas and electricity comparison tool makes comparing gas and electricity deals simple. We’ll guide you through the process so it’s easy to switch and start saving on your energy bills.
You just need to give details about your current supplier, energy usage and payment method and we’ll select the cheapest tariffs and suppliers. We’ll even work out how much you can save.
You can then compare energy plans and choose the best deal for you.
This table shows the five cheapest gas and electricity tariffs available based on the national average consumption. According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), the average Irish household uses 11,000 kW/h of gas and 4,200 kW/h of electricity per year.
|Bord Gáis Energy||Green Dual Fuel - 31% Electricity & 40% Gas (DD & eBill)||€1,736|
|Bord Gáis Energy||Best Dual Fuel - 31% Electricity & 40% Gas (DD & eBill)||€1,736|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Dual Fuel 33/33 (DD & eBill)||€1,802|
|Bord Gáis Energy||Green Dual Fuel Free Hive + Amazon Echo Dot (DD & eBill)||€1,922|
|Energia||Grow (DD & eBill)||€1,926|
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving
The summary can give you an indication of who the cheapest energy supplier is, but to get a more accurate comparison of prices, you need to use our gas and electricity comparison tool based on your own energy usage.
The right dual fuel deal for you will depend on the size of your household and your energy consumption.
If you live in a household that uses a lot of gas and electricity, the plan with the biggest discount will probably work best for you because a heavily discounted rate will make a huge difference to your bills.
However, if you have a small household with a lower-than-average consumption, you may find that opting for a plan that offers cashback or other bonuses up-front is more valuable for you.
Switching energy supplier is simple and straightforward. We help with the process so it’s easier to start saving on your energy bills. All you need to do is:
Take a look at How to switch your gas and electricity for more info about switching and our helpful step by step guide.
Aside from switching, the next best way to cut down on your gas and electricity bills is to reduce your energy consumption. Our top energy saving tips guide is full of helpful ideas to help you conserve energy in the home.
You could also make improvements to your house to make your home more energy-efficient.
There are also ways to get help with your energy bills if you are struggling to pay. If you want to find out about help available, visit our page What help can I get to pay my energy bill?