Never overpay for energy again
MORE and more consumers are becoming switched on to the idea of switching energy suppliers but for some it still remains a chore. Rummaging around to find a bundle of bills to work out how much you paid in the last year and bashing the numbers into the ever-growing number of comparison sites to see how much you could save can fairly eat into your day.
But what if you had someone to do the rummaging for you? No, we’re not going to send someone around to your house to rifle through your cupboards. By simply syncing your energy account with your Homible profile, you can keep track of your energy usage and let us do all the boring work when it comes time to switch. In one central dashboard you can view meter readings, bills, tariff end dates and more information about your homes’ energy account. This will give you the best overview of how much you’re spending on your energy and, more importantly, how much you could save by switching.
Using our comparison technology, we’ll be able to flag up the best deals for you as the end of your tariff approaches, meaning you’re not spending half-an-hour on the phone with Janice in Newcastle or keying in all your details half a dozen times to different comparison sites while trying to catch up on Corrie. You can even jump ship before your current tariff expires as we will calculate potential savings including any early termination fee.
But it won’t just be time you’ll be saving. Energy regulator Ofgem reported a 30% hike in the number of households switching their suppliers in 2016, a trend which seems to be steadily rising. However, over 60% of homes still weren’t budging from their costly standard variable tariffs, passing up savings of up to £230 a year by staying on the most expensive tariff on the market. Quick access to your energy account will let you see how easy it is to dump that money-munching tariff.
So syncing your energy account to Habiplace can save time, money and a fair bit of stress too. Because all your details will already be loaded onto your home profile, there’s no need to fill out forms. By logging onto your homes online account, you’ll be able to instantly see how much you could be saving with different suppliers. The switching process can be completed with a simple click and by filling in a few final details.
Even if you feel you’re on the best possible tariff, getting a good overview of your energy usage can help you reduce your bills. Seeing how many kilowatts your house is gobbling through each day may make you think about where you can shave off a few quid. Can you wait until the dishwasher is full before switching in on? Do you really need to leave TVs and set-top boxes on standby at night? Can you get into the habit of flicking off the lights when you leave a room?
A quick look at your Habiplace profile will let you know if you’re on the right track to a more energy efficient home.