Cheapest gas and electricity supplier
Many energy suppliers claim to have the most cost effective energy plans in Ireland, but who really has the best gas and electricity deals in the market?
Several popular words and phrases are often used to show how cheap the supplier is. For instance, ‘cheapest energy supplier’ or ‘cheapest energy tariffs’ but these usually apply to a very specific type of energy customer.
What really matters is who the cheapest gas supplier is for your home. With Switcher you can compare the whole market to find the best value gas and electricity deals.
By using a gas and electricity comparison website like Switcher you will be surprised at the great savings that you could make.
Who’s the cheapest gas and electricity provider on average?
Here is the table of the cheapest gas and electricity tariffs available based on the national average consumption. According to the Energy Regulator (CER), the average Irish household uses 13,800 kW/h of gas and 5,300 kW/h of electricity per year. This can give you some indication as to who’s cheapest, but you won’t know which is best for you, and how much you’ll pay, until you run a comparison.
|Energia||Clever Dual Fuel (Web EXCLUSIVE)||€1,737||Compare now|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Dual Fuel 23/16 (Direct Debit & eBill)||€1,742||Compare now|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Dual Fuel 20/16 (Direct Debit & eBill)||€1,770||Compare now|
|Energia||SAVEME354 Dual Fuel||€1,846||Compare now|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Dual Fuel 20/16 (Direct Debit & Post)||€1,869||Compare now|
How are gas and electricity tariffs set?
Energy rates can vary due to a wide range of different factors. These can include global shortages, logistics issues and even weather conditions, such as an extremely cold winter.
Gas and electric suppliers often buy energy months and even years ahead of time to guard against price fluctuations. In addition to this, government levies such as carbon tax and the PSO levy place an extra cost on the price consumers pay for their gas and electricity. This adds a further level of complexity to gas and electricity tariffs.
Faced with such a volatile market, the simplest way for consumers to ensure they are getting the best gas and electric prices is to regularly compare gas and electricity quotes.
Ok, but who’s the best value for me?
The way energy tariffs work means that there is no one single cheapest energy supplier or tariff in the market, only the best gas and electricity deal for you.
The claim by gas and electricity suppliers to be the most cost effective energy supplier is based on an average users energy consumption. The only problem with this observation is that not every user can be classified as an average user. Many people in Ireland will consume their energy in vastly different ways.
Thankfully, it is easy to find a cheap gas and electricity plan for your home.
Will switching effect my energy supply?
No. You shouldn’t worry about possible energy outages when looking for the best gas and electricity prices.
Your energy will still be delivered through the same pipes and cables as your current energy supply. Your new supplier will oversee the transfer for you.
How does Switcher find the best gas and electricity prices?
Our team of energy experts ensure that we continuously monitor developments in the gas and electricity market in Ireland.
The data we use to calculate your results for these services is provided directly by suppliers. We monitor all suppliers continually and update to ensure our results are comprehensive and accurate. We endeavour to uncover any hidden costs to help you find the cheapest gas and electricity deals.
Switcher conforms to standards set out by the CER - The Commission for Energy Regulation. As a result we operate independently of energy suppliers and help you compare the best electricity and gas prices through a simple and reliable process.
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Important considerations when switching to the cheapest gas and electricity plan:
Finding the cheapest gas and electricity plan on the market should not be your only consideration when choosing the right energy plan for you. Its also worth bearing in mind the following:
- Payment options - are you required to pay by Direct Debit?
- The terms of the contract - a price plan may look attractive, but could come with prohibitive restrictions, such as a minimum tie-in period or cancellation fees, is it a fixed or variable rate?
- Reward schemes and other benefits - a more expensive supplier may have incentive schemes that offer extra rewards, such as loyalty points or cash back
- Customer Service - good quality customer service from your supplier is an important consideration. If the cheapest supplier falls down in this area you may need to reconsider
- Online services - online billing and other value added services
- Flexibility - the ease of transferring to and from their service