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Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by craig_t, 12 Jan 2016.

  1. topgun06

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8,986

    It's that time of year again and I'm looking to switch deals. Cheapest deals are looking £10 extra p/m this year.
     
  2. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Fareham

    There was talk of average bills going up this year, have those supposed price increases trickled in yet? My deal with Avro runs until July/August, having a quick look at comparison sites the cheapest replacement for me right now is about £10/month more on average as well.
     
  3. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,300

    Location: UK

    Mine's gone up by a tenner or so as well. I'm on those comparison thingies that let you know when something cheaper appears, and I'm on the cheapest deal, have been since November unfortunately :(
     
  4. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,300

    Location: UK

    I was with them year before last, am back with them now because they are cheapest and have no exit fees on the contract I'm on. The two biggest gripes I have are:

    a) They're not smart meter enabled.
    b) Their website brand colours are hideous. The green burns my soul.

    Other than that, not much to comment on. They've responded to my emails when necessary, and not taken too long about it.
     
  5. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,815

    Location: Herts

    No issues there, I don't use a smart meter and I can ignore badly designed websites if it's cheaper!
     
  6. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Fareham

    The website isn't that bad, in fact it's a lot better than when I signed up a year ago. Just login once a month to upload meter readings.

    The previous meter readings and bills are all easily visible and show history, so on that front much better than when I was with EON.
     
  7. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,815

    Location: Herts

    I've gone with So Energy, after the latest MSE weekly email - came out cheapest, renewable and good CS rating :)
     
  8. watercooledman

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 377

    i am with ovo energy they seem quite good in comparison and £50 each for a refer too.
     
  9. HungryHippos

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,816

    Location: Fareham

    Based on my yearly usage stats (5000 kwh electric, 6000 kwh gas) this one is coming out cheapest for me if I was to renew now:

    Pure Planet
    100% Green 12m Fixed Feb21 v1

    Gas
    Unit rate 3.257p per kWh
    Standing charge 21.929p per day

    Electric
    Unit rate 15.659p per kWh
    Standing charge 21.929p per day

    But these prices suck a bit compared to my existing prices tbh.

    Even with the £26 dual fuel credit and the £25 cashback that would cost me about £60 more for the year. Not terrible, but the energy prices just stack up year on year.

    Avro
    Tariff: Simple and SuperGlow

    Gas
    Unit rate 2.405p per kWh
    Standing charge 15.750p per day

    Electric
    Unit rate 13.650p per kWh
    Standing charge 15.750p per day

    So Energy So Carrot Essential v2 - Green tariff is showing as more expensive to me than the Pure Planet one above, presumably as I use a fair bit of electric, and the electric unit costs are higher still.
     
  10. Pigeon_Killer

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 34,303

    Location: Tier 4

    I realised after reading the last few pages, So Energy didn't send me a meter reading reminder in December so I haven't submitted one since September. They've just sent me my yearly renewal quote and have increased it by 33%. They estimated my electricity usage went up 50% from September to February compared to the previous 3 years :o
     
  11. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 18,958

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    I know my gas usuage has increased by a hell of a lot this Winter so far due to the cold weather. It has been so cold here that the central heating has been working ovetime and we have used the most gas since Winter 2016. January alone we used 438 kwh more gas than last January. I am dreading my next switch in June.
     
  12. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,300

    Location: UK

    After I said no major problems, I gave my meter readings, website was broke, wouldn't accept 'em. I logged a support ticket, and their support team logged them for me. For next month, by accident. Another support ticket to fix that, and eventually they had my meter readings :D

    Peoples Energy was a nause when I first started using them, because I had to EMAIL them my meter readings. The internet's been a thing since the 90s. wtf.
     
  13. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,136

    Does anyone have a So Energy Referral thinking of switching to them.


    Does anyone recommend Avro Energy ? I could save a bit more with them but I just get put off by them for some reason.

     
    Last edited: 26 Feb 2021
  14. watercooledman

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 377

    Have you looked at ovo
     
  15. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,136

    yes not even in the top 10 for me
     
  16. the shadow

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,116

    Location: Around Town

    Neon Reef ave a look
     
  17. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,136

    Too new for my liking and not much on the review side.
     
  18. the shadow

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,116

    Location: Around Town

    I am with them
     
  19. 2013

    Mobster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2012

    Posts: 3,136

    Bit of a risk for me ?
    How have you found them ? how do they compare to others
     
  20. the shadow

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Dec 2006

    Posts: 6,116

    Location: Around Town

    Just a month in so far a smooth take over 12 month contract if they mess me about i will leave them