What are the Cheapest Deals For Switching Gas and Electricity ?
Updated September 20th 2020
Most of the energy providers in Ireland offer incentives for new customers such as reduced rates or cash back.
Our latest Electricity and Gas Price comparison shows that switching to the best dual fuel deal in Ireland could save households around €450 in just one year.
This savings figure would be for average usage households that have not switched before. Of course, households with higher usage could easily save as much as €600 or more in the first year.
Even if you have previously switched energy supplier, but have been with your current supplier for more than a year, you could save even more by switching again.
Note: when we compare electricity and gas prices we base 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 Both Electricity and Gas.
Next best and very close behind is the established company Energia‘s deal . In year one this works out at €1338 and is only available on the Energia Website with Promo Code DF40. You get 40% off their electricity rates and 39% off gas PLUS €25 cashback.
One Big Switch has a dual fuel offer available , also with Energia, that works out at €1364 in year one. As an added bonus it also includes a Free Netamo smart thermostat installed for eligible households (valued at €329) .
This offer will probably close before the end of Sept. More details available at One Big Switch
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 :
The current best deal on gas alone is from Flogas. Over one year of average usage this would work out at €609.
Energia has the lowest price Electricity deal for switchers. For average usage their deal will work out at €735 including their €30 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.
Switch and Save
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 to the Best Dual Fuel Deal in Ireland 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 20th Sept 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.