What are the Cheapest Dual Fuel Deals For Switching Gas and Electricity Providers in Ireland ?
Updated February 15th 2020
Our latest Electricity and Gas Price comparison shows that, for average usage households, switching to the cheapest dual fuel deal in Ireland could save them around €350 in just one year. Many energy providers offer incentives for new customers such as reduced rates and cashback.
Note: when we compared electricity and gas prices we based it 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 compared the prices to those of a household that 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 €1840 over the next 12 months.
Best Deal for Switching Dual Fuel – :
- The best price for switching both fuels to one supplier is available on the Energia website using the promo code CHEAPEST1DUAL . You will get 36% off their standard electricity rates and 35% off their gas rates for a year AND €25 cashback.
This deal will work out at €1468 in year one. You won’t get this deal with Bonkers or Switcher.)
- If you are already with Energia – then the best value switching deal is to go back to Electric Ireland. They are offering new customers €250 cashback and 8.5% off gas and electricity. Over the first year it works out at €1478.
Dual Fual Price Comparison
|Supplier||€ Annual Charge Based on Average Usage|
|Energia (Promocode CHEAPESTDUAL )||€1468|
|Electric Ireland Value Saver|
(€250 cashback included)
|Bord Gais Energy||€1499|
Switching to Separate Suppliers for Gas and Electricity :
The current lowest priced option for switching gas supplier is to move your gas over to Flogas . Their 28% discount offer works out at €659 in year one for average usage. This represents a saving of €167 compared to Bord Gais Energy’s standard rates.
Panda Power is a very close second at €673 in year one (30% discount)
The cheapest electricity deal in February 2020 for households currently with Electric Ireand is available from Energia working out as €809 in year one for average usage (36% off + €20 cashback ). This deal is available only on the Energia website with promo code CHEAPESTFUEL .
Note: To get these lower prices with any of the suppliers you will usually have to pay by direct debit and have online billing.
The main message is …. if you have never switched and are still on the standard rates from Electric Ireland or Bord Gais Energy – then switching provider can save you significant amounts of money.
Even if you have switched previously – if you have been with your current supplier for more than a year you will get cheaper offers by switching again.
You should try and treat energy supply like car insurance:- shop around every year and get a better deal. It only takes a few minutes to fill a form in and it could save you a few hundred euros each year.
Switching energy supplier does not involve any wiring changes, pipe changes or disconnections. It just means that a different company is administering your bills. It is still the same electricity and gas coming into your house.
Figures were calculated to the nearest euro 15th February 2020 using published tariffs and standing charges on suppliers websites and including VAT, the PSO Levy on Electricity and Carbon Tax on Gas. Cashback offers included in calculations.
The prices given are for new customers only, paying by direct debit.
Electric Ireland says that a new customer must not have been a customer within the last 12 months. Energia doesn’t seem to mind if you leave and return within a few months.
How to Switch
When you switch electricity suppliers you will need your MPRN . This is an 11-digit number printed on your electricity bill. If you don’t have it, you can get it by calling ESB Networks on 1850 372 757.
If you’re switching gas suppliers they will need your GPRN . This is a 7-digit number printed on your gas bill. If you don’t have it, you can get it by calling Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694.
Important: the comparison sites don’t include all the cashback offers in their calculations – but they do mention them. So make sure you don’t miss out on the best deals by manually adding any cashback offers onto the total savings to work out the cheapest deal for you.
Insulating your home can also cut your energy bills – see our other articles about grants for insulation.