Switch to a New Energy Supplier and Save Money
More often than not, you experience the need to switch to a new energy supplier for a lot of reasons, but mainly because you feel that you are not getting the best service and have a sneaking suspicion that you are paying more than you should. But then again, switching is something that most people are reluctant to do, thinking that it is difficult and time-consuming.
Nothing however, can be further from the truth. Switching energy suppliers isn’t as challenging as it sounds, as long as you know what you need before you go ahead and make the switch. Remember that energy is something we cannot do without and since it is something that will be needed for a while, it is important that you find a good energy supplier.
The beauty of energy suppliers like Origin Energy for example, is that they have the consumers’ well-being in mind, which is why they offer cost-effective prices by way of tariffs or plans that customers can choose from to fit their lifestyle and budgets. Some energy suppliers even offer to match every unit of electricity you use for units generated from renewable energy sources. You not only save money in the process, you also get to contribute significantly to saving the environment by using green energy. If you want to learn about Origin Energy, you can check out their company website and learn more about their objectives and aims.
When you log on to energy suppliers’ websites, the first thing you need to do is have the following information ready: your post code which is important because prices vary depending on the region, your current supplier and the tariff you are currently on, a rough estimate of the gas and electricity you use and how much you spend and lastly, your preferred payment method.
The next thing you have to do is scour through the list of residential plans available in your area. The great thing is that they are usually listed by estimated costs and even offer comparison savings against your current plan. To learn about Origin Energy and the plans they offer, you can click on the suppliers’ logos to see the tariffs’ features and benefits, as well as the terms and conditions that apply when you subscribe to them.
Once you have decided on what plan to avail of, simply click on the “Apply” button and fill out the online application with your details then hit send. Make sure you enter your details as accurately as possible so that the company can process your request faster. Check the summary page to make sure the details of your switch are correct before finally sending it for processing. Now all you’ll need to do is wait for the confirmation email and a call or letter from your chosen supplier indicating when the transfer will occur.
Switching is simple and easy but as with any major changes or transitions, you need to be well-informed about your choice beforehand. Always remember that companies allow at least a 10-day cooling period should you feel any hesitations or want to retract your request, but it is always best practice to give everything careful thought and consideration.
Gene Armstrong is a writer for Switchwise Australia. He specializes in subjects with regards to energy efficiency and green energy.