What are the Cheapest Options For Switching Both Gas and Electricity Providers in Ireland ?
Updated March 19th 2019
Our latest Electricity and Gas Price comparison shows that, for average usage households , switching energy supplier could save €409 in just one year.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland have never switched energy providers. Recent figures show that around half of all electricity and gas customers have never switched supplier.
Of those that have switched to get a cheaper deal – 51% have just gone back on the default standard rates after the discounted rate ended.
Note: The price comparisons below are based on what might be typical usage in a medium sized house, using gas for both heating and hot water. ( 11000 Kwh of Gas and 4200 kwH of Electricity a year .) The prices shown include any cashback offers.
We have assumed that the household is currently on the standard rate of Electricity with Electric Ireland and on the standard rates for gas with Bord Gais Energy. The total charge for both fuels for such a household would be €1879 over the next 12 months .
Switching Dual Fuel – Same Supplier :
- The current best price for switching both fuels to one supplier is available on the Energia website using the promo code CHEAPESTDUAL .
You will get €50 cashback and 35% off their standard electricity rates and 34% off their gas rates for a year. This deal will work out at €1470 in year one.(including the €50 cashback). A saving of €409 in just one year (You won’t get this deal with Bonkers or Switcher.) .
- If you are already with Energia – then the best value switching deal for a dual fuel bundle is from Electric Ireland . Their offer with the €200 cashback offer included works out at €1535 over the first year . It doesn’t show up as on of the cheapest on the comparison sites because they are not allowed to include cashback in the calculations. But drill down on the list for example on Switcher.ie
TIP: You can switch back to Energia as soon as you get the €200 cashback from Electric Ireland . You will need to pay a €100 exit fee – but you will still be €100 up.
Switching to Separate Suppliers for Gas and Electricity :