Utility Warehouse Tariffs 2021: Compare Energy Prices

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Utility Warehouse tariffs are unlike many of the tariff selections offered by other energy suppliers. This is because Utility Warehouse does exactly what it says on the tin, offering utility bundles that allow households to save money by getting a range of services under one roof. In this article, we will explore all the different types of Utility Warehouse tariffs and we will help you decide if they are the right supplier for you (but, by calling us, we can also help you with that too!)

Last updated: March 2021

The brand combines gas and electricity with other offerings such as phone, broadband, and mobile phone deals. But can these unorthodox Utility Warehouse tariffs and bundles save your household money.
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Utility Warehouse Tariffs and Prices

Utility Warehouse has a business model that’s atypical among energy suppliers. Like Avon, Tupperware and other Multi Level Marketing companies, it relies on “partners” to spread the good word about its services rather than conventional advertising.

Its offerings extend beyond household energy. They aim to make life easier for their customers by presenting them with a single bill for all of their customers, encompassing energy, phone and broadband packages. This, the brand promises, could not only make customers’ lives easier, but also save them money. Especially if they’re currently with one of the “Big 6” suppliers.

Indeed, Utility Warehouses insists that all of its tariffs are at least 0.5% cheaper than any of the “Big 6”. But just how much could you save by switching to Utility Warehouse?

Let’s take a closer look.

All unit rates and standing charges are based on UK averages. Your rates may vary, depending on whereabouts in the country you live. Monthly and annual costs are based on average UK energy consumption of 2,090 kWh of electricity and 12,000 kWh of gas per year.

Utility Warehouse Variable Value standard tariff

This is Utility Warehouse’s standard variable tariff. This is the tariff that you should choose if you want the freedom to switch whenever you want with no early exit fees. It’s also the tariff to which you’ll default when your fixed rate tariff expires or if you move into a property where Utility Warehouse is the incumbent supplier. There are no exit fees for this variable rate tariff.

Rates for this tariff are as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.829p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 22.533p per day
Gas unit rate 2.994p per kWh
Gas standing charge 25.458p per day

Estimated monthly cost: £85
Estimated annual cost: £1,022

Utility Warehouse Green Fixed

In April 2020, Utility Warehouse replaced its “Double Gold Fixed” tariff with this fixed rate energy tariff that boasts 100% renewable electricity. What’s more, Utility Warehouse promises to plant a tree for every new customer. A move that’s sure to delight ecologically-minded energy consumers. Prices for this tariff are fixed until 30 November 2021. There is a dual fuel discount of £13 per fuel.

Customers can also save an extra £50 off your bill when they have a smart meter installed.

Rates for this tariff are as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 17.542p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 11.506p per day
Gas unit rate 3.024 per kWh
Gas standing charge 15.813p per day

Estimated monthly cost: £76
Estimated annual cost: £946

This tariff has an early exit fee of £25 per fuel.

Utility Warehouse Green Fixed LED

This is the same as the Utility Green Fixed tariff, but comes with free LED bulbs to help you to reduce the cost of lighting your home. These bulbs come with free fitting, and free replacements for life!

As such, rates are adjusted slightly to accommodate an estimated reduction of 435 kWh per year in electricity usage, saved by using the LED bulbs. An estimated monetary saving of £76 per year. Rates are fixed until 30th November 2021. There is a dual fuel discount of £13 per fuel.

Customers can also save an extra £50 off your bill when they have a smart meter installed.

Rates for this tariff are as follows:

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 17.542p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 11.506p per day
Gas unit rate 3.024 per kWh
Gas standing charge 15.813p per day

Estimated monthly cost: £72
Estimated annual cost: £869

This tariff has an early exit fee of £25 per fuel.

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Utility Warehouse Gold

This is a tariff bundle that incorporates the above tariffs along with home phone and broadband packages that offer “guaranteed call savings”. Free smart meters and LED lights are available with this bundle.

Utility Warehouse claim that this bundle can save customers up to £226 per year by combining their utilities.

Calls have a flat charge of 13p per minute no matter what time you’re calling or whether you’re calling a mobile or landline number. Call rates are compared to competing providers in the table below:

Call Type Utility Warehouse BT Sky Virgin TalkTalk Potential Saving
Local / National 13p 20p 16p 17p 18p 35%
Mobile Peak 13p 20p 19p 19p 18p 35%
Mobile Off-Peak 13p 20p 18p 19p 18p 35%

Utility Warehouse Double Gold

This bundle is the same as above but has some extra perks including:

  • Free Gourmet Society Card
  • Free Mobile Phone Protection Scheme
  • ‘Double the Difference’ Price Promise when you join their Discount Club

If you opt for this package, Utility Warehouse will even pay your early exit fee if you come out of a contract with your existing supplier early. They will pay exit fees up to the value of £200 for both fuels.

Utility Warehouse claims that this bundle can save customers up to £439 per year.

Utility Warehouse standard prepayment tariff

Utility Warehouse also has a standard tariff for customers with prepayment meters. This is variable rate tariff. There are no fixed rate tariffs for prepayment customers.

Energy Cost Price
Electricity unit rate 16.471p per kWh
Electricity standing charge 27.862p per day
Gas unit rate 2.865p per kWh
Gas standing charge 36.189p per day

Estimated monthly cost: £88
Estimated annual cost: £1,056

Utility Warehouse Economy 7 tariff

All of Utility Warehouse’s electricity tariffs are available to customers with prepayment meters. So you could save money by using energy during off-peak hours. These vary depending on where in the country you live. However, they are usually somewhere between 10:30pm and 8:30am.

Rates for Economy 7 meters are as follows:

  • Electricity day rate: 21.272p per kWh
  • Electricity night rate: 7.560p per kWh
  • Electricity standing charge: 22.401p per day

Utility Warehouse tariffs compared: Which is the cheapest tariff?

Below, you’ll find Utility Warehouse’s domestic energy rates compared to illustrate which is the cheapest tariff on offer. We’re just comparing energy tariffs here, without factoring in potential savings from bundles.

Tariff Name Estimated Monthly Cost Estimated Annual Cost
Variable Value £85 £1,022
Green Fixed £76 £946
Green Fixed w/ LED Bulbs £72 £869
Prepayment £88 £1,056

While Utility Warehouse offers a number of different rates, all are comfortably below the Ofgem Energy Price Cap, which currently stands at £1,042 for both fuels. The prepayment meter price cap is slightly higher at £1,164.

It’s clear to see that their Green Fixed tariff is the best value for money. Especially when customers opt for the free LED bulbs.

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Utility Warehouse business tariffs

Utility Warehouse also offers business rates for commercial customers. These Utility Warehouse tariffs come with a number of perks including flexible contracts and up to £200 contributions towards termination fees if you want to escape your existing contract early.

However, business rates are not advertised. Instead, they are negotiated on an individual basis for each fuel. Your rates will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Your business location/s
  • How much energy you use
  • Your peak energy load hours

To obtain a quote visit Utility Warehouse’s Business Customer page or call 0333 777 3252.

Utility Warehouse price changes in 2020

While Utility Warehouse increased their prices in 2019 in line with the Energy Price Cap, they reassured customers that they would do all that they could to bring prices as low as possible rather than rising to meet the cap. As such, their prices actually came down slightly in October 2020 in line with the price cap drop to £1,042. The lowest it has been since its inception in January 2019.

Get an Utility Warehouse Energy quote

If you like the idea of saving money and simplifying your bills, Utility Warehouse might just be the supplier for you. You may even be able to make some money by becoming a partner, and signing friends and family up to Utility Warehouse.

But don’t switch without getting in touch with us first!

We can make sure that you choose the perfect tariff for your household’s needs and usage. We can even manage your switch from end-to-end, bringing you cheaper, greener energy faster.

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Written by Baylee

Updated on 31 Mar, 2021