A guide to switching supplier with Fischer Energy
It seems that energy is in the news on a near-daily basis at the moment. Price caps, the big 6, rip-off tariffs, renationalization, the list goes on. So you can be forgiven for switching off and thinking about something a little more interesting.
The problem is many of us are still paying far too much for our energy. Despite it being quicker and easier than ever to change provider, it is thought that as many as 4.7 million households in England haven’t switched for over 10 years.
Most of these homes are on the infamous standard variable tariff, which is usually the supplier’s most expensive tariff. Being on these increased rates can add as much as £750 to your bills each year.
If you are looking to change your energy supplier, the UK’s fastest growing supplier Fischer Energy can help. They are the only supplier this year to have reduced electricity prices by 5% and they also provide eligible customers the Warm Home Discount. If you are looking to do your bit for the environment, the electricity you will receive is 100% renewable and is produced from UK offshore wind farms.
Even better, Silversurfers members also receive an extra 3% annual discount off their bills for life!
One of the main reasons many people avoid switching supplier is the confusion behind the whole process. There are literally hundreds of tariffs on the market and it can be quite daunting when faced with so many options. One of the best things about Fischer Energy is that they have just One Fair Tariff which means that all customers in the same area pay exactly the same for their gas and electricity. Customers can be assured that they are always on the best rate so you can switch once and have the peace-of-mind that you have the fairest deal and not have to worry about it again.
Still not convinced about switching? The lovely people at Fischer Energy have produced a handy guide that will have you switching in no time and more importantly – cutting down on the size of your gas and electricity bills.
How to Switch
You can contact Fischer Energy either by phone 0800 103 2769 or via their easy-to-use website at www.fischerenergy.co.uk.
If you give them a call you will not be faced with long-hold times or having to speak to a robot. You’ll get the best of British customer service from their offices in Leicester.
To get an accurate quote it is best to be prepared. Arm yourself with a recent bill which will tell you how many kWh’s you consume each year and this will enable you to get a like-for-like comparison.
If you are getting your quote via the website it will take under 5 minutes, answer a few simple questions and you can begin the switching process there and then. You will need your bank details to set up a direct debit and the only other information you will need is your postcode and house name or number.
Whether you agree to join Fischer Energy over the phone or by the website, the whole process is then managed for you after the initial agreement. You don’t need to deal with your previous supplier and the transfer takes a maximum of 21 days in total.
You will receive a welcome pack from Fischer Energy confirming all the unit prices, monthly direct debit cost and the date the switch will complete. A few days before this date you will be asked to read your meter. This will allow Fischer Energy to close your account with your old supplier and ensure you receive an accurate final statement. Both suppliers agree on the same meter readings, so there is no chance of paying twice for the same energy and there will be no disruption to your gas and electricity supply. It is very simple and as a rule, completely hassle-free.
Now you have joined Fischer Energy, you can manage your account on-line with their My Den portal. You can update meter readings, view statements and receive some great tips on ways to reduce your energy consumption.
If you would prefer to speak to somebody about any issues, their offices are open 6 days-a-week and again you will get straight through with no hanging about on hold for hours.
If you have never switched supplier before it really is worth giving it a go. The only thing you can lose is a large chunk off your gas and electricity bills – and I’m sure we can all agree that we can live with that.
Or telephone 0800 103 2769
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