What’s the right tariff for me?
It depends on what’s important to you. If price isn’t so much of a concern but maximum flexibility is, then consider a variable tariff – this is usually a supplier’s default tariff and while prices may not be the cheapest, there isn’t an exit fee if you decide to go elsewhere.
If price is all that matters to you, then online tariffs tend to be the best deals. This means all your account management and correspondence will be done online.
If you’re somewhere in between, and price is important but you also like dealing with real people and filing away real bills, then standard fixed tariffs are the middle ground. With both online and fixed tariffs you’ll need to be aware of any exit fees though if you decide to leave before your contract ends.
If you’re concerned about the environment then you can opt for green tariffs, some of the smaller, independent companies supply only renewable energy or some providers may contribute to environmental projects instead.
You can also get ‘time of use’ tariffs which will give you a certain amount of cheaper ‘off peak’ energy at particular times (usually at night or early morning). These could work if you end up doing all your chores at night or if you’re super organised and remember to switch the timer on the washing machine on.