Dual fuel tariffs: everything you need to know

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In this article we present you with the dynamic duo…. gas and electricity. If your home uses both gas and electricity, Dual Fuel Tariffs could save you money. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll automatically get a better deal by comparing your energy plan and switching to a Dual Fuel Tariff. When you’re looking for a new tariff, whether it’s from your energy provider or a new one, you want to ensure that you get the best value for money in line with your use and needs.

Last updated: March 2021

Here we’ll take a closer look at Dual Fuel Tariffs, compare different tariffs from a range of suppliers, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about these kinds of tariffs.

So you can make an informed decision for your household.

What is a Dual Fuel Tariff?

A Dual Fuel Tariff is when your gas and electricity are both supplied by the same energy provider. Many people use different suppliers for different utilities, and (quite understandably) suppliers are keen to provide both fuels to their customers. And are prepared to offer them more attractive tariffs to incentivise them.

In terms of service, you won’t notice any discernible difference whether you’re on a Dual Fuel Tariff, or getting your gas and electricity from different suppliers. All suppliers distribute the same energy through the same network of wires and pipes. The only thing you’ll notice is the difference in price.

Which is why it’s so important to find the right supplier and the right tariff for your needs. At Switch Plan, that is our speciality. Let our experts scan the UK energy market for you. All you have to do is give them a call at the number above!

Dual Fuel Tariffs Explained

Benefits of Dual Fuel Tariffs

Switching to a Dual Fuel Tariff is can be advantageous in a number of ways. The energy market is highly competitive, and suppliers would prefer to provide 100% of their customers’ energy than 50%. As such, a Dual Fuel Tariff may be beneficial in the following ways:

  • You’re likely to save money
  • Suppliers will try to attract you with special promotional rates
  • You only receive one bill, so it’s more convenient to manage your supply
  • They’re highly versatile. Most fixed, variable and online tariffs have a dual fuel variant that could save you money

Who is the best Dual Fuel energy supplier?

Virtually all energy suppliers have at least one Dual Fuel Tariff. But finding the best Dual Energy Supplier depends on a number of factors. It depends on where you are in the country, how much gas and electricity you use, when you use them and how you heat your home.

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More than ever, our team of experts remain on deck to help you make savings on your energy. We understand how deeply the lives of many are affected by these trying times and we want to support you the best we can. More on your energy supply during COVID-19 in our article.

Keep in mind that the cheapest supplier isn’t always necessarily the best supplier for you. The quality of customer service you receive from your supplier is also an important factor. The Citizens Advice Bureau has some useful information on customer service ratings for different energy suppliers.

Dual Fuel Comparison: Comparing tariffs from different suppliers

At the time of writing, there are more than 40 energy suppliers offering Dual Fuel Tariffs. This means that there’s an excellent chance that you can find the right tariff for your needs. However, with so many to choose from, it can be confusing trying to find the right one for you.

Let’s take a look at some of the 3 best value Dual Fuel Energy Deals and how they stack up next to one another. For each tariff we’ve also compared how much you could save compared to the energy price cap which limits how much energy companies can charge per Kilowatt hour. This is currently £1,127 for a medium user:

Provider & Tariff Name Features Energy Cost & Standing Charges Price Cap Saving
People’s Energy Fixed Tariff May 20 v2 Fixed 12 month tariff
£30 exit fee per fuel
£821.70 P/A
Electricity- 13.129p per kWh
Gas- 2.321p per kWh
Standing charge
22.26p per day per fuel
£305.30
So Energy, So Alder – Green Seasonal Payments Fixed 12 month tariff
£5 exit fee per fuel
£854 P/A
Electricity- 13.32p per kWh
Gas- 2.55p per kWhStanding charge
22.05p per day per fuel
£273
Powershop Lite Fixed 12 month tariff
No exit fees
£880 P/A £247

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Need help switching to a Dual Fuel Tariff? We’re Here To Help

With so many Dual Fuel Tariffs on the market from such a wide range of energy suppliers, you may find that you need a helping hands finding the right one for your needs. Fortunately, we’re here to help!

Not only can we help you to choose the right supplier and tariff for your needs, we can help to manage every aspect of your switch to make it easy and stress-free.

Want to know more?

Call us today on 0330 054 0017.

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Written by eleanor

Updated on 31 Mar, 2021

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