Gas and electricity guides: Index

Our gas and electricity guides give you the facts so you can make an informed choice when you compare energy suppliers and price plans.

 


Beginners' guide to gas and electricity

Learn more about the basics of gas and electricity, including the different tariffs available, how to decipher your energy bill and how to switch providers.

Beginners' guide to gas and electricity »


Collective energy switching

Collective energy switching schemes put power back in the hands of the people when it comes to gas and electricity prices. Find out more…

Collective energy switching »


District heating

District heating is an innovative solution to the problems of domestic energy supply, a community system that removes the need for households to have their own boilers. Find out more…

District heating »


Economy 7 tariffs

Compare Economy 7 energy prices and read about how customers on Economy 7 and Economy 10 tariffs can switch suppliers and meters.

Economy 7 tariffs »


Energy cooling-down periods explained

Find out more about your right to change your mind when you switch energy supplier.

Energy cooling-down periods explained »


Energy monitors

Find out everything you need to know about energy monitors, and how to use them to save money on your electricity bills.

Energy monitors »


Energy suppliers and commissions

Details of suppliers you see if you compare energy through Gocompare.com, the way results are shown and when and how commissions are paid.

Energy suppliers and commissions »


Feed-in tariffs

Learn about feed-in tariffs (FITs) and some things to consider if you want to invest in renewable technology to help you create, and earn money from, your own electricity.

Feed-in tariffs »


Fixed and capped rate energy tariffs

Choosing a fixed or capped tariff for your gas and electricity can offer certainty on energy bills - learn whether it's the right option for you and compare deals.

Fixed and capped rate energy tariffs »


Frequently asked questions on gas and electricity

Switching your energy supplier is likely to be a much easier process than you imagine - take out the mystery with our FAQs.

Frequently asked questions on gas and electricity »


Gas and electricity glossary

Confused by the terminology on your energy bill? Read our utilities glossary.

Gas and electricity glossary »


Green energy tariffs

Get all the information you need on green energy tariffs and see whether they can save you money.

Green energy tariffs »


Heating oil for domestic homes

Learn about home heating oil for domestic energy and get tips on how households using this form of fuel can cut their energy bills.

Heating oil for domestic homes »


How to find your gas and electricity supplier

Who supplies your energy can seem a confusing question, but it's easy to find out with the help of our guide.

How to find your gas and electricity supplier »


LPG (liquid petroleum gas) for home heating

LPG (liquid petroleum gas) such as Calor Gas is used by some as a source of home heating. Try our money-saving tips for LPG customers…

LPG (liquid petroleum gas) for home heating »


Online energy tariffs

Compare online energy tariffs, which are typically one of the cheaper ways of organising your gas and electricity account.

Online energy tariffs »


Overpaying on your energy bill

Are you overpaying your bills? Check your direct debits or you may be giving your utility company a free loan.

Overpaying on your energy bill »


Prepayment meters and tariffs

Compare prepayment meter energy prices and learn more about how prepaid gas and electricity customers can cut their bills.

Prepayment meters and tariffs »


Restricted meters

Energy customers on so-called restricted meters have been highlighted as a group that pays significantly over the odds for their gas and electricity. Find out more…

Restricted meters »


Saving money on your gas and electricity

Tips on how to reduce your energy usage and save money on your utilities bills.

Saving money on your gas and electricity »


Small energy suppliers

What are the pros and cons of choosing a small energy firm? Find out then compare tariffs against the 'big six' gas and electricity suppliers.

Small energy suppliers »


Smart meters

The majority of homes in the UK are set to have a smart energy meter by 2020, but what are they exactly and could having one save you money?

Smart meters »


Solar power and panels

Solar panels are now a common feature on UK roofs, allowing homeowners to generate their own power and benefit from feed-in tariffs. Find out more…

Solar power and panels »


Solid fuel heating and boilers

Solid fuel heating in the form of coal, wood and other biomass warms huge numbers of UK homes. Try our money-saving tips for solid fuel customers.

Solid fuel heating and boilers »


Standard variable tariffs (SVTs)

A standard variable rate energy tariff may perhaps more easily be described as the default price plan that your energy supplier will put you on if you fail to shop around. Read more about these controversial tariffs...

Standard variable tariffs (SVTs) »


Switch dual fuel

Choosing a dual-fuel tariff can be a more convenient way to manage your energy bills as both gas and electricity will come from the same supplier.

Switch dual fuel »


Tenants and energy switching

Tenants have as much right to switch their gas and electricity tariff as homeowners - and there may be significant savings to be made.

Tenants and energy switching »


Time-of-use tariffs

Learn more about gas and electricity settlement reform and how smart meters could help pave the way for true time-of-use energy tariffs.

Time-of-use tariffs »


Warm Home Discount scheme

Learn about the government-backed Warm Home Discount scheme and why it may be a key consideration when switching energy suppliers.

Warm Home Discount scheme »


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Boiler and central heating cover

Our guide to boiler and central heating cover will help you ensure you’re not left out in the cold if things go wrong.

Boiler and central heating cover »


Electricity and gas prices on caravan sites

The cost of gas and electricity on caravan sites can be a controversial subject. Find out more about such energy prices and ways you may be able to cut bills.

Electricity and gas prices on caravan sites »


Energy checklist when you move home

Our energy checklist will help you with your gas and electricity when you move into your new home.

Energy checklist when you move home »


Guide to renewable technologies

Renewable technologies can help the environment and pad out your back pocket at the same time. Find out about some of the products on the market that may make you think again about your approach to utilities bills.

Guide to renewable technologies »


Help with fuel bills

Find out if you're eligible for help with the cost of your fuel bills.

Help with fuel bills »


History of the British gas industry

It's hard for us to imagine living without gas and electricity, but what are the origins of the British gas industry?

History of the British gas industry »


Midata

The government's midata project helps empower consumers' personal finance comparison choices by giving easier access to data held about them and getting it delivered in a more consistent format.

Midata »


UK regional energy prices

Did you know that the price you pay for energy will vary significantly depending on which region of the UK you live in?

UK regional energy prices »


Why you should read your energy bills

If you don't read your gas and electricity bills, you should - and here's why.

Why you should read your energy bills »


What you should do in a gas or electricity emergency

Find out what you should do if there's a gas or electrical emergency in your home.

What you should do in a gas or electricity emergency »


What powers the world?

How much of the world’s electricity is still reliant on coal, oil and gas? Try our interactive map.

What powers the world? »


 

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