Most energy customers will have been affected by last year’s price hikes, and after this week’s announcement E.ON customers will soon be expecting larger bills. So now is the perfect time to get online and compare energy prices
(PRWeb UK) January 12, 2011
E.ON is the last of the “big six” energy suppliers to make an announcement on prices, so now is the perfect time to compare all the different tariffs available, urges Energychoices.co.uk.
People should compare energy prices online as soon as possible and switch if necessary as E.ON becomes the last of the “big six” to reveal it will be putting up its gas and electricity prices next month.
On 4 February, electricity prices across all EON’s standard tariffs will rise 9% and gas prices will go up by 3% - a move which will affect around 4.3 million customers.
Chris Eagle, commercial manager at Energychoices.co.uk, says: “At last all of the “big six” have now revealed their hands when it comes to whether or not they will put up their energy prices.
“Most energy customers will have already been affected by the recent prices hikes of four of the “big six”, and after this week’s announcement E.ON customers will expect larger bills on the horizon too.
“In fact, only EDF customers have escaped the misery of price hikes so far, but even this is unlikely to last too much longer.”
As a result, Energychoices.co.uk recommends:
- Get onto a fixed price energy plan - To protect yourself from any further surprise price rises, switch onto a fixed rate energy tariff. This will offer you peace of mind that your energy bills will not unexpectedly shoot up any time soon.
- Switch to the cheapest tariff available - If you don’t mind taking the risk that prices could go up even further, and simply want to pay the lowest possible price for your energy then compare online energy plans which are consistently the most competitive tariffs around.
Eagle adds: “E.ON’s price hike might have avoided the very coldest part of the winter, after we saw the coldest December in 100 years, but temperatures are still low in many places around the UK at the moment.
“That’s why it’s vital to compare energy prices to find the best deals available for you and to help keep your energy costs down over the rest of the winter.”
E.ON is the last of the six major energy suppliers in the UK to make an announcement on prices, with four of the other five having already put up their prices in the last couple of months.
Scottish Power hiked up its gas and electricity prices on 25 November, Scottish and Southern Energy followed suit on 1 December, and Npower and British Gas implemented rises of 5% and 7% respectively on 10 December.
EDF on the other hand said it would fix prices over the winter, with no change until 1 March.
Launched in 2005 the Energychoices.co.uk website has provided a wide range of features for people who wish to change their electricity and gas supplier. The site offers a large range of information about the world of moving providers and saving money on one of the biggest monthly outgoings most families have to face; everything from energy saving tips to how to find the best Boiler insurance.
While the main function of the site is to compare different service providers the features of the site extend well beyond that, giving deal hunters unparalleled access to community features, guides and FAQs, as well as providing regular new updates about the industry and one time deals including exclusive offers.