Energy switching snapshots

Our monthly Energy Snapshot is designed to give you the low-down on the best energy deals that we’ve found for our customers, as well as showing the average savings you could make if you were to switch today. 

January 2018 Energy Snapshot

There’s so much in the press these days around electricity prices, gas prices and the energy companies themselves that it can become quite bewildering. We want to help you with some straightforward, easy-to-understand information, so here’s our Energy Snapshot for January 2018.

It includes facts about how much our customers saved when they switched, who they switched from and who they switched to, as well as the most popular tariffs that we offer at comparethemarket.com.

This isn’t a matter of opinion like much of what you read, this is the low-down based on the actual experiences of our customers.

Energy switching snapshots

Top savings


While we know that some of you can be put off switching energy providers, many of you have already discovered that it can be worth it and have benefited from some amazing energy deals.

So what kind of savings can be made with these switches? Some of the figures may surprise you. Customers who switched with us in January 2018 to our Pure Planet 100% green tariff made an average saving of £394.42. While not everyone might be able to find such a saving, you’ve nothing to lose by having a look.

We’ve also drawn out the energy tariffs that will be ending in January 2018, so if yours is on the list you might want to take the opportunity to find a new deal that could save you money.


The Big 6


Over the past year, we’ve seen people tending to leave the Big Six in greater numbers. That still stands as of January 2018 with a whopping 34.35% of you switching from one of the Big 6 providers and finding greater savings elsewhere. Some of you did decide to switch to the Big Six – 13.53% to be exact – but that’s considerably less than last month. Great deals can be found everywhere, so it’s always a good idea to compare deals to find one that meets your needs.


Who has the most to gain?


Last month, those of you aged between 40 and 49 saved the most money by switching suppliers, with an average saving of £212.72. Coming in a close second were 50-64 year olds, with an average saving of £211.62. With the lowest saving working out at £140.62 for 21-24 year olds, there are savings to be made whatever your age. It really could pay to compare.

Simple switching

So how can you find these amazing deals? We’ve made it simple. You can compare energy tariffs here or by phone to help you find a great deal.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been with your energy company for more than a year, you can almost certainly save money. Why not compare today and see if you could be part of the savings we report in next month’s snapshot.