Comparison site warns of indifference to bills

Leading comparison website MoneySupermarket.com has told consumers to buck up their ideas when it comes to looking for the best energy deals. Recent analysis from the company shows that the […]

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By Tom Gibson

Leading comparison website MoneySupermarket.com has told consumers to buck up their ideas when it comes to looking for the best energy deals. Recent analysis from the company shows that the winter quarter of bills due in February will cost £514 for the average household, which they say should be enough to make consumers look harder for better deals.

Scott Byrom, Utilities Manager at MoneySupermarket.com said: “Many will struggle to cope with the crippling costs of energy this winter. Those languishing on their provider’s standard deal should take action… In the worst case scenario, providers could automatically switch customers across to a more expensive standard tariff. Shopping around could mean a saving of over £360 by swapping to the current market-leading deal.”

Keeping an eye out for the best deals is imperative. According to MoneySupermarket.com, SaveOnline v4 from E.ON, Fixed Price 2012 from British Gas, and PriceSure Energy from Scottish Power are due to finish throughout January and prices could rise sooner than thought.

Mr Byromadded:”Despite a fall in the price of wholesale gas, the market indicates we could see further price increases in April orMay 2012, and early estimates indicate a hike of around ten per cent for both gas and electricity. Apathy won’t be rewarded so getting on the best deal for you as soon as possible is crucial.”

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