We offer automated energy plan switching. We aim to make sure that you’re always on the cheapest deal for the amount of energy you use.
With price comparison sites, you need to regularly check that you’re still on the cheapest deal. Switchcraft monitors your plan and switches you whenever there’s a better deal, so you never need to worry about switching again.
We take data security very seriously. Our customer data is stored in cloud services, which use state of the art encryption technology to keep them 100% secure. We are also registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We’re paid a commission by energy suppliers so that we can offer our service to you for free. We always present our deals in price order and never favour one of our suppliers over another.
Switching regularly ensures that you are on the best deal possible. Sticking with your existing provider often means you pay over the odds for your energy. Energy providers often offer their best deals to new customers and when you switch regularly, you are always a new customer!
We calculate your savings over a 12-month period assuming that you will stay on the plan until its end date, and then roll onto your supplier’s Standard Variable Tariff for the remainder of the 12 months. This is the method as regulated by Ofgem. The total cost of your energy usage is also compared with what you would pay on each proposed new deal.
It’s important to be aware that sometimes you could be paying more for your energy after switching to a new deal, even when you are shown a projected saving. Don’t panic, it’ll still be cheaper than not switching at all because you’ll avoid expensive Standard Variable Tariffs.
No don’t worry, we will give your details to the new supplier.
Switchcraft will pass on your details to the new supplier and the payment will be taken the following month. If you have anything outstanding with your previous supplier you may need to settle a bill or you may even be due a refund.
The switch normally takes 17 days in total but sometimes it may take slightly longer. For the first 14 days, you’re in a cooling off period so you can still cancel the switch. Your new supplier will contact you to let you know when they will take over the supply and ask for a meter reading. There’s no need to contact your old supplier to tell them you’re leaving. They may contact you if you have any unpaid bills. There’ll be no interruption to your energy – we promise!
We work impartially with a large selection of UK suppliers. We compare more suppliers than many large comparison sites and are constantly adding more every day. See the list below:
- Affect Energy
- Brilliant Energy
- Bristol Energy
- British Gas
- British Natural Gas
- Cardiff Energy Supply
- Co-operative Energy
- Economy Energy
- EDF Energy
- Energy SW
- Entice Energy
- Extra Energy
- First Utility
- Flow Energy
- Future Energy
- GB Energy Supply
- Go Effortless Energy
- Good Energy
- Green Energy (UK) plc
- Green Star Energy
- M&S Energy
- National Gas
- Octopus Energy
- Oink Energy
- Our Power
- OVO Energy
- Peterborough Energy
- PFP Energy
- Pure Planet
- Robin Hood Energy
- Sainsbury’s Energy
- Southend Energy
- Spark Energy
- SSE Scottish Hydro
- SSE Southern Electric
- SSE Swalec
- Telecom Plus
- The Energy Deal
- The Utility Warehouse
- Together Energy
- Tonik Energy
- Toto Energy
- Usio Energy
- White Rose Energy
- Woodland Trust Energy
- Zebra Power
- Zog Energy
You can of course switch if you have a smart meter. Sometimes the smart functionality will be lost during the switch in which case the meter will need to be read in the same way as a traditional meter. A second generation of smart meters called SMETS2 are coming this year. These will work on a standardised communications network, so you won’t lose any functionality when switching supplier. If you’ve been offered a smart meter by your supplier, we would advise holding off for the new SMETS2 meter.
When searching for the best deal, we take into account how much energy you use and what your preferences such as Green Energy, Fixed Tariff or Big 6 energy suppliers.
Don’t worry, we can easily estimate how much energy you will use based on your previous energy plan and how many rooms your house has.
Normally we’ll switch you once a year, so you don’t have to worry about exit fees. If energy prices move significantly, it might be more often.
After your initial switch, we’ll email you before we switch you again. There’s also a 14-day cooling off period after each switch so don’t panic if you change your mind.
If a small supplier does go under, you’re very well protected by Ofgem who will move you to a new supplier immediately – you don’t need to do anything. There will be no gap or pause in your energy supply at all.
MPAN stands for Meter Point Administration Number and identifies your electricity supply, and MPRN stands for Meter Point Reference Number and identifies your gas supply. They are the meter number numbers that energy companies use to identify your home.
The warm home discount provides an easy way to make a saving on your energy bills, rather than a cash payment. It’s received as a discount on your existing gas and electric bills and could save you around £100 or more. Check if you qualify here.
No, unfortunately we just switch domestic energy at the moment.
Most gas is transported by the National Grid but some gas is transported by Independent Gas Transporters which operate and maintain local gas networks.
Switchcraft has built a new generation of algorithms which continually search for the best energy deals. If we find a better deal for you, we will switch you to it. If you don’t want to switch, you are able to cancel the switch and we will keep you on the same deal until we find something better.
If you’re a Switchcraft customer already, make sure you let us know if you’re planning a move and let us know your new address!
You then have two options. Firstly, you can carry over the same energy deal you’re currently on to your new house. To do this, contact your existing supplier and change your address details directly with them – this is super simple and won’t take very long to do at all.
Or, you can let your current supplier know that you are leaving the tariff and then re-switch in the new home after you have taken on the previous owner’s energy plan. If you switch electricity supplier or gas provider once you’ve moved to the new home, you may even get a better deal than the one you were on in your old place.
Your regular Direct Debit is based on how much energy your supplier expects you to use. If, for example, winter is coming, they might set it at a higher level. If you do feel your direct debit is too high, you can ask your supplier to change it.