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If you’re stuck on a standard gas tariff, you could save hundreds of euro by comparing gas suppliers and switching to a cheaper plan. Here’s how to pay less for your gas supply and find the right plan for you.
The average gas customer can currently save up to €170 by switching from standard gas tariff to the cheapest deal on the market.
If you’ve not switched in over a year, you’ll be out of the discounted period and paying more than you need to. If you have a dual fuel tariff for your gas and electricity, you’ll make even bigger savings by switching.
Finding the best gas tariff is straightforward. You just need to:
We’ll then show you the gas tariffs that you could switch to, how much you’ll save by switching and how much each plan is likely to cost you per year.
Our gas price comparison table below shows the five cheapest gas tariffs on the market, 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.
|Flogas||Green Future Gas 40 (DD, online billing)||€721|
|Electric Ireland||EnergySaver Gas 14 (DD, online billing)||€741|
|Electric Ireland||Gas (New Customers) (DD, online billing)||€796|
|Electric Ireland||Gas 24 month (New Customers) (DD, online billing)||€796|
|Iberdrola||Green Discount Saver (DD, online billing)||€797|
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper deal and start saving
This table can only give you an idea of the cheapest gas prices for the average user. 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.
The right gas deal depends on the size of your household and your energy consumption. Our guide: What is the average gas and electricity bill in Ireland? can help you to work out whether you’re a low, medium or high energy user.
As a general rule:
There are eight gas suppliers in Ireland, including:
The switching process is straightforward and only takes 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:
For full information on the switching process, check out our guide to switching gas and electricity.
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.
Some simple ways to increase energy efficiency are:
Our guide to energy saving has lots more tips on energy efficiency, which could be a big help.