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messageBulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by theron 16 September, 2019 16:28

Has anyone been with/currently using Bulb Energy?

We are thinking about switching, but would love to hear more about local experiences

We are currently with SSE and they are charging us an extortionate amount!

Thanks so much

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by jimmah 16 September, 2019 17:26

I'm with Bulb and have been for over a year. They've been good with queries and I've not had any problems with the service. You can see a graph if your energy usage over time which is useful.
They're one of the cheaper suppliers too.
Here follows the obligatory referral link which will earn you (and importantly me)a £50 credit if you switch through it www.bulb.me/jamesc1307

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by diable rouge 16 September, 2019 17:57

Been with them for nearly a year, they were one of the cheapest suppliers on the USwitch site. I was a bit wary as it was on their variable rate rather than a fixed tariff, but they haven't raised their tariff in that time. No issues with supplies/bills/payments etc...

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by singalto 16 September, 2019 18:11

They are excellent and came top in BBC’s Watchdog for price and customer service.

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by bob 16 September, 2019 18:38

Been with them just over a year very pleased and had 2 Price DROPS Bob S

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by Sue 16 September, 2019 20:07

You can go onto a comparison site (eg Via MoneySaving Expert) and put in your postcode, annual usage etc, and they will tell you what is the cheapest deal for your particular circumstances (obviously you also have to bear in mind customer service ratings).

Last time I did this, Bulb was not competitive at all on price, at least for me.

I'm not suggesting anybody here is doing this, but I have previously got the impression that people are sometimes bigging Bulb up because they get money for referring others.

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by singalto 17 September, 2019 15:52

I am not ‘bigging it up’and am not asking for a referral code.. It came out on top on a BBC consumer programme.

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by Sue 17 September, 2019 21:13

singalto Wrote:
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> I am not ‘bigging it up’and am not asking for a
> referral code.. It came out on top on a BBC
> consumer programme.


As I said, I was not suggesting anybody here was doing so.

Some months back, a lot of people were, on social media, and they were all asking others to sign up so that they would make money from it.

If it came out top on a BBC consumer programme, great.

I always do a comparison on various websites, and it's never come out top for my particular energy use.

If it did, and if it has good customer service reviews, then I would switch to it.

But one energy company is not necessarily the best for everyone.

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by KrackersMaracas 17 September, 2019 21:46

It came top on price comparison sites for green energy suppliers for me. We’ve switched, it was painless, and its heaps cheaper than my old (non green) tariff. No complaints.

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by lucy.turcan June 26, 07:33AM

Hi.
Can you please tell on what shoul I accord attention while choosing alternative energy supplier? Thanks in advance

messageRe: Bulb Energy - is it worth the switch?
Posted by Sue June 26, 10:28AM

lucy.turcan Wrote:
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> Hi.
> Can you please tell on what shoul I accord
> attention while choosing alternative energy
> supplier? Thanks in advance


Google a few different energy comparison sites.

Put in your current annual usage for gas and electricity.

Say whether you want green, fixed tariff, direct debit etc.

Don't assume that any one site will have all the possible options.

Don't use schemes that claim to automatically tell you, or switch you to, the best option (they don't have all the possible options either, and I've always been able to get a better deal by doing it myself).

That includes the MoneySavingExpert scheme, sadly 😢

Don't just look at price. Google customer service reviews, eg on Trust Pilot.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 28, 03:50pm by Sue.


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