Dual fuel – why it could be better for you

What is dual fuel? Is it cheaper? And what are the benefits? Read on for the answers.

What is dual fuel tariff?

It’s when you get both your gas and electricity from the same energy supplier.

Dual fuel is more convenient

With your gas and electricity bills combined, you'll receive one less bill each month – bonus. Plus, you'll only have to think about calling one provider, using one site, one app, and having one standing order or Direct Debit. Half the hassle, basically.

Do everything in one place

It’s easier to manage your account with only one password to remember, all your meter readings on the same site and only one company to contact if you’ve got questions.

See all your usage at a glance

Some energy companies will even send you a combined bill, with your total energy consumption conveniently explained in one place.

Dual fuel is often cheaper

As well as being more convenient, switching to a dual fuel tariff can save you money. This is because many companies will reward your loyalty with discounted prices.

Ask your current suppliers

It’s easy to switch – contact your individual electricity and gas providers to see what deals they’ll give you for moving to dual fuel.

Remember to compare deals

Be sure to shop around to compare prices with other providers, making sure you’re getting the best deal.

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How you can find the best dual fuel prices

Look at some of your recent bills from your current providers and see how much gas and electricity you’ve used. Then you can start comparing the latest duel fuel tariffs.

Make a note of your tariffs

Check the names of the tariffs you’re on and take a look at how much gas and electricity you’ve been using. Then use comparison sites to see what your best dual fuel options are.

Comparing tariffs – things to look out for

  • Is it a fixed tariff? It’ll give you peace of mind knowing you won’t be affected by wholesale prices
  • Does it have an online account? Managing your account online can often save you money
  • How will you pay? You could save money if you pay by Direct Debit

More hints and tips

As with all comparisons, make sure you’re comparing like-for-like. And before you start, take a look at our How to compare energy providers guide.

Why it’s important to save energy

Well, importantly, you’ll save yourself quite a few pounds, year after year – if you’re using less, you’re spending less. After that, you can benefit from

  • A home with less chance of mould and damp, increasing its value
  • Better quality air in your home
  • A more comfortable home
  • Knowing you’re doing your bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Why stop at dual fuel savings? Take a look at our Energy Saving Tips guide. It’s packed full of smart ideas to help you reduce the amount of energy you use – and shrink your bill.

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