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If you’re not an energy expert, finding the right energy plan can be tricky. So we’ve made the process a whole lot easier by putting together a list of simple questions.
We've put together a list of questions to help you find the right energy plan and figure out all the details – including tariffs, rates and supply charges. That way, you can make sure you’re getting everything you need, at the best price.
There are lots of energy plans on the market to suit different needs – so there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re doing a comparison.
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your electricity bill, the best place to start is with your current plan. Here are some key things to look out for:
You should also check for any hidden fees you might be paying, or fees you’d need to pay for changing your plan.
Have a close look at how many kWh of electricity you’re using each quarter, your product type and the duration of your energy plan (when does it expire?) It’s also helpful to understand your usage charges, supply charges and any other fees you’re paying.
If you can, try to look at all four quarters – your energy use will most likely fluctuate as the seasons change. Take note of your average daily usage, and use this as the basis for getting a new energy plan.
You’ll need to check how you’re being charged on your current plan too. It should have either:
● A single flat rate that’s set for 12 months, regardless of consumption.
● Different energy rates, where you’re only charged for what you consume.
Once you have this information, it’s time to look at what plans are available.
On a usage-based plan you’re only charged for what you use – so it’s good to know what’s influencing your electricity rates.
Here are some things to consider when you’re comparing usage-based plans:
Origin usage plans
Origin Supply is our most flexible option. It can be set up quickly, has no contract, and no discount benefits.
Origin Saver and Origin Maximiser are great plans if you’re trying to save. They both have 12-month contracts, but offer a pay-on-time discount and a guaranteed usage discount.
All three plans are based on the standard market rate and have no exit fees – although some other fees may apply.
With a fixed plan you can forget about changing energy rates. Instead, you get a set price for 12 months – so you’ll know exactly what to expect from every bill.
Our fixed plans have no exit fees, even though the price is set for 12 months, which means you can still switch at any time.
Other features include:
● Direct debit – so you’ll never miss a payment
● Email and billing communications
● Green energy and Gas options for a set amount.
Take some time to compare the different plans, thinking about what you’re looking for and what you need.
If you’d like some help figuring out which plan will work best for you, just head to our website, or chat to one our energy plan specialists.
Find out how you can get a fixed energy plan. Call us on 13 24 61 or request a call back.