Compare dual fuel tariffs
When considering different dual fuel energy suppliers, it's essential to look around for the best deals. Here's a quick guide to help you with the process.
Why choose a dual fuel tariff?
A dual fuel tariff means that you receive both your electricity and gas from the same energy supplier. There are a few reasons why you might consider a dual fuel deal and taking out a contract with just one energy supplier, rather than two.
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A dual fuel deal can be cheaper and be more convenient, with only one energy bill from one supplier. And, if something goes wrong - or you have any queries - you only need to contact one energy supplier, rather than two, to sort it out.
Cheapest dual fuel deals
|Supplier||Plan Name||Annual Cost|
|Energia||Cheapest Dual Fuel 35/34||€1,521||Compare now|
|Bord Gåis Energy||Dual Fuel 1 Year - 21% Electricity + 14% Gas||€1,589||Compare now|
|Bord Gåis Energy||Dual Fuel 2 Year - 21% Electricity + 14% Gas + FREE Hive||€1,589||Compare now|
|Energia||Cheapest Dual Fuel 29/28||€1,624||Compare now|
|SSE Airtricity||1 Year Dual Fuel 25/20||€1,634||Compare now|
These are the cheapest dual fuel tariffs available on the market at the moment, based on the national average consumption of gas and electricity - 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.
This table will 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 based on your own consumption.
Is it cheaper to have dual fuel?
At the moment, the cheapest deal for people who have both gas and electricity is a dual fuel deal, and if you’re currently on standard gas and electricity tariffs, you could save up to €331 by switching to this plan.
However, it is not always cheaper, sometimes the discounts on single tariff gas and electricity plans are significant, so it may work out cheaper than a duel fuel tariff. It’s definitely worth comparing both dual fuel and standalone gas and electricity deals to see which works best for you.
How do I compare dual fuel deals?
Comparing dual fuel deals is really simple. All you need to do is head to our gas and electricity comparison tool and enter some details about your current supplier, your energy usage and how you pay your bills.
You’ll then be presented with a list of the dual fuel offers available to you and you’ll be able to see the potential savings you can make by switching to each plan. Then you just need to choose the one that suits you best and fill in a few more details to complete your switch.
Things to consider when comparing Duel Fuel prices
- Methods of payment - i.e. does the supplier take payment via Direct Debit?
- Contract length - how long is the contract, and are there cancellation fees for cancelling before then?
- Rewards and benefits - some plans offer incentives or loyalty rewards which can be attractive, but make sure you look at the overall plan cost, too.
How hard is it to switch to dual fuel?
Switching dual fuel supplier is easy. You can use our dual fuel rates comparison tool to find out the best energy supplier that is available to you, and then you simply go from there. The suppliers will handle the changes for you, so the only thing that will change are the prices and the name of the supplier on your bills.
What will happen to my electricity and gas supply if I switch providers?
Nothing will happen to your supply when you switch suppliers.
All energy suppliers use the same pipes and cables to supply energy to your home, so you won’t experience any interruption in supply.
How do I know that I’m getting the best prices on gas and electricity?
The only way to know you are always paying the lowest possible price for your gas and electricity is to switch suppliers every time you revert to a standard tariff - typically 12 months after you’ve signed up to a discounted plan.
Only around 15% of people in Ireland switch each year, which means the vast majority are missing out on huge savings. The best bet is - once you switch - to make a note in your calendar of the switch date and set a reminder for a year’s time so that you can review deals and switch and save again at that stage.
What else can I do to save money on my energy bills?
If you’re already on the cheapest tariff, you can make even bigger savings by reducing your energy consumption. There are a variety of ways to do this - including sealing off draughts at home and changing to energy-saving lightbulbs - but our energy-saving guide can help you get started.