Dual fuel energy – why it could be better for you

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

What is a dual fuel energy tariff?

Any household that uses both mains gas and electricity can qualify for a dual fuel tariff.

Do everything in one place

You’ll only have one supplier to contact and use one website and/or app to manage your energy account.

It’s easier to manage your account with only one password to remember, all your meter readings are on the same site.

See all your usage at a glance

Most energy companies will send you a combined bill, with your total energy usage and costs conveniently explained in one place.

Are dual fuel tariffs cheaper?

Whilst dual fuel is more convenient, it’s not always the cheapest option. The key is to compare all the tariffs available on the energy market and find the right one for you. Remember, the price you pay is largely dependent on where you live and how much energy you use.

Ask your current suppliers about dual fuel

It’s easy to switch – contact your individual electricity and gas providers to see what dual fuel tariffs they can offer you.  

Remember to compare prices

Most energy suppliers offer dual fuel tariffs. Be sure to shop around and compare prices with other providers, making sure you’re getting the best deal.

Dual fuel tariffs. What dual fuel tariffs are available?

Most suppliers offer two tariff types: Fixed, Variable and many with Green features typically using 100% renewable electricity or 100% zero-carbon electricity

Fixed versus variable tariffs

How to compare dual fuel deals

Look at some of your recent bills from your current providers and see how much gas and electricity you’ve used. Then use supplier or comparison websites to see what your best dual fuel options are.

Dual fuel comparison – what to look out for

  • Is it a fixed or variable tariff? Do you want peace of mind knowing you won’t be affected by rising wholesale prices? Read our fixed versus variable tariffs guide to help you decide
  • 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
  • Exit fees – if you have a fixed-rate dual fuel tariff but want to switch to another supplier before your deal ends you may have to pay an exit fee for leaving early. Check your terms and conditions to see if they apply.

Compare like-for-like dual fuel deals

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 suppliers guide.

British Gas dual fuel. Looking for lower energy bills?

See what you could save by switching to British Gas dual fuel. Get a quote online in minutes. Just have a recent bill and your current tariff details handy.

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Why it’s important to save energy

The rising cost of living and wholesale energy prices means it’s more important than ever to save energy where you can. Just making a few tweaks to your everyday energy habits can make a big difference. If you’re using less, you’re spending less. And you’ll be doing your bit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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 us.

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