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We’ve got all the information you’ll need on how to choose the right gas plan and save hundreds of euro.
The average gas customer can currently save up to €118 by switching from standard tariffs to the cheapest deal on the market, so shopping around for a new gas plan is well worth your time.
Switch and save up to €289 on your energy bills
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving
How do I find the best gas tariff for me?
Finding the best gas plan is actually very straightforward
You just need to visit Switcher.ie’s gas and electricity comparison tool, enter some information about your current gas supplier and usage, and tell us how you pay your bills.
We’ll then show you all of the gas tariffs that you could switch to, along with information on how much each plan is likely to cost you per year, and how much you’ll save by switching.
What are the cheapest gas deals on the market?
|Just Energy||Rate Saver - Fixed - 12 Month (DD, online billing)||€708||Compare now|
|Just Energy||Rate Saver - Fixed - 12 Month (DD, postal billing)||€718||Compare now|
|Bord Gáis Energy||14% Discount (Level Pay, DD & Paperless)||€723||Compare now|
|Flogas||25% Direct Debit Discount (DD, postal billing)||€746||Compare now|
|Just Energy||Rate Saver - Fixed - 24 Month (DD, postal billing)||€750||Compare now|
This table shows the five cheapest gas tariffs on the market at the moment, based on the national average consumption, which - according to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) - is 11,000 kW/h of gas per year.
This table can give you an idea of the cheapest plans for the average user, however if you want to find the deal that’s best for your specific circumstances and usage, you should carry out a gas price comparison based on your own consumption.
How do I choose the right gas deal?
The right gas deal for you depends on the size of your household and your energy consumption.
There are loads of plans available, so carrying out a comparison using your actual consumption, and carefully comparing plans to see which suits best is really important. However, as a general rule:
- If you live in a household with high consumption and big heating bill, a big discount will probably work best for you - it will significantly reduce your bills over the discount period (usually 12 months).
- If you live in a small household, and your consumption is below average, opting for a plan with a smaller ongoing discount that offers cashback or other bonuses up-front might be more valuable for you.
What is the benefit of a fixed price gas plan?
You may have heard about fixed-rate energy plans. They’re not that common in Ireland, but there are a few on offer. Basically, with a fixed-rate deal your unit rate and standing charge are set for the period of your contract, meaning price hikes won’t impact you during this time.
Fixed-rate plans are usually not the cheapest ones on the market, but their main benefit is that they could offer you some peace of mind and protection against any potential price hikes for the duration of your contract.
Is switching to the cheapest gas supplier complicated?
The switching process is actually very straightforward and will only take a few minutes.
You just need to enter some details about your gas usage and current supplier, compare gas deals and choose the option that suits you best.
Once you’ve chosen the plan you want to go with, you’ll need to provide your address, GPRN, and a current gas meter reading to complete the switch.
For full information on the switching process, check out our guide to switching gas and electricity.
How else can I cut my gas bills?
Aside from switching, the next best way to cut down on your gas bills is to reduce your consumption.
Most of the gas you use in the home probably goes towards heating your home, so ensuring you’re doing so efficiently is really important. Simple ways to do so are to make sure you seal off any draughts, keep doors between rooms closed, and close curtains at night to retain heat.
Our guide to energy saving has lots more tips on energy efficiency, which could be a big help.