What are the Cheapest Dual Fuel Deals For Switching Gas and Electricity Providers in Ireland ?
Updated July 6th 2020
Our latest Electricity and Gas Price comparison shows that, for average usage households that have not switched before, switching to the cheapest dual fuel deal in Ireland could save around €450 in just one year. Some households with higher usage could easily save as much as €600 in the first year. Many energy providers offer incentives for new customers such as reduced rates and cashback.
If you have previously switched and have been with your current supplier for more than a year – you could save even more by switching again.
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 €1787 over the next 12 months.
Best Deal for Switching Dual Fuel – :
Energia has a dual fuel deal only available on the Energia Website with Promo Code DF40. You get 40% off their electricity rates and 39% off gas PLUS €25 cashback.
In year one this works out at €1338 . A saving of €449 compared to staying with standard rates with Electric Ireland/Bord Gais.
An average usage household that currently gets both fuels from SSE Airtricity would save €515 in 12 months by switching to Energia !
Bord Gais Energy has a discount offer for new customers that works out at €1346 in year one.
One Big Switch has a dual fuel offer, also with Energia, that works out at €1364 in year one – but it also includes a free Netamo smart thermostat installed for eligible households (valued at €329) .
This offer will probably close at the end of June, More details at One Big Switch
The next best dual fuel deal is from Iberdrola. They have a €215 cashback offer for new dual fuel customers which brings down their price over the first 12 months to €1370.
Dual Fual Price Comparison
|Supplier||€ Annual Charge Based on Average Usage|
|Energia (Promocode DF40 )||€1339|
|Bord Gais Energy||€1346|
|One Big Switch (Free Smart Thermostat if eligible)||€1364|
|Electric Ireland Valusaver(€250 cashback)||€1399|
|Panda Power (€125 cashback)||€1475|
Switching to Separate Suppliers for Gas and Electricity :
Moving to the two cheapest separate suppliers works out at €1353 for average usage.
The cheapest dual fuel deal from Energia works out at €1339.
So it is currently cheaper to switch to Energia for both fuels.
The current best deal is from Bord Gais Energy Over one year of average usage this would work out at €613.
The second-best option for switching gas supplier is to move your gas to Iberdrola . Their discount offer works out at €621 in year one for average usage.
Energia has the lowest price Electricity deal for switchers. For average usage their deal will work out at €740 including their €25 cashback. You can only get this offer using promo code ELECTJUNE on the Energia Website
Note: To get these lower prices with any of the suppliers you will usually have to pay by direct debit and have online billing.
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.
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.
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 on 24th July 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.
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.