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Your EDF energy bill explained

Let’s be honest, apart from a quick glance at the outstanding balance, who actually reads their energy bill?  

But if you want to save money, your energy bill contains important information about your energy usage and how much you’re spending. And this can all be put to good use if you choose to switch supplier.

Peter Earl From the Energy team
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example of an EDF energy bill

What information do I need to switch from EDF?

All the information needed to get a quote and switch supplier can be found on your EDF bill. The process of switching suppliers is very simple and is also backed by the Energy Switch Guarantee; a promise that changing supplier will be swift and painless. Some changeovers happen in just 17 days.  

Typically, the information you’ll need for switching includes:

  • the name of your existing supplier
  • the name of your current tariff
  • whether you pay your bills monthly or quarterly
  • your energy consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh) or pounds
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Use our guide below to find out what you need and where to find it:

1. What type of energy your bill includes

This section shows whether you have an electricity, gas or dual fuel bill. 

In this example, the bill payer has both electricity and gas.

2. The name of your energy bill supplier

In this case, EDF Energy.

3. What’s the name of the tariff?

This section shows the name of your current tariff. In this example, the tariff is called ‘Blue+Price Promise May 2017’.  

When using our energy supplier comparison tool, you’ll find your tariff from our drop-down list. If you can’t find the exact name, then pick one that’s closest to your current tariff.

4. If you’re switching electricity, do you have an Economy 7 meter? (you can skip this part if you’re only comparing gas)

If you do have an Economy 7 meter, you’ll usually have two sections to your electricity bill: one for the day and one for the night. In this example, the bill payer doesn’t have an economy 7 meter.

5. Do you have an Economy 7 meter?

Another way to see if you have an Economy 7 meter is to check your electricity supply number, which can be found at the bottom of page two on your statement. Typically, an Economy 7 meter will have 02 in the second box.  

In this example, it is 01, so this also shows it’s not an Economy 7 meter.

6. How do you pay for your energy?

This shows your chosen payment method: via direct debit, if you pay on receipt of the bill, or you’re on a payment meter. 

In this example, the payment method is via fixed monthly direct debit.

7. How much electricity do you use?

This section shows your estimated annual electricity consumption in kWh.

8. How much gas do you use?

This section shows your estimated annual gas consumption in kWh. 

9. Your tariff end date

This shows when your current tariff is due to end. Ofgem’s Fairer Treatment Standards now prevents energy suppliers charging an exit fee if you have less than 49 days until the end of your fixed term tariff. 

10. Exit fees

If you decide to switch more than 49 days before your tariff is due to end, you may be charged an early cancellation exit fee. In this case, there is no exit fee.

11. Your remaining balance

Finally, in order to switch you’ll need to pay off any remaining balance from your bill. But don’t worry, you can pay this once you’ve switched.  

Part of the switch process involves a meter reading on the day of the switch. If you’re in debit, you’ll be sent a final bill from your old supplier. If you’re in credit, you should receive a refund for the remaining amount owed to you.

Why is my EDF energy bill so complicated?

EDF try to keep their bills as straightforward as possible, but like all energy supplier bills they contain a lot of information. All that information gives customers greater visibility and a clear breakdown of tariffs, usage and cost, which helps them make an informed decision when it comes to switching. 

Why is my EDF energy bill so expensive?

When supplying energy to customers, energy suppliers also have other direct costs to consider, such as VAT, government environmental programmes, wholesale costs and profit and loss. EDF have a detailed ‘what makes up a bill?’ section on the last page of their statement.

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Can I reduce my EDF energy usage?

There are many ways to reduce your energy usage. Even the smallest changes can make a big difference, not only to the cost of your energy, but also to your carbon footprint.  

These include:

  • line drying when possible to avoid using a tumble dryer
  • quick showers instead of baths
  • replacing standard lightbulbs with energy-efficient LEDs
  • remembering to turn lights off 

Check out our energy-saving tips for more ways to ways to reduce your energy usage.

Why should I compare energy?

You may think it’s not worth the time and effort to search for another supplier, and you’re better off sticking with your current supplier. But it takes just a two minutes and couldn't be easier, particularly if you've got your bill to hand, to compare energy with us.

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