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What is a Dual Fuel Tariff and What are the Benefits?

What is a dual fuel tariff? You get a dual fuel tariff on your energy bill when you use the same supplier for gas as you do for electricity.

Is a dual fuel tariff right for your business energy? Read on to find out…

What is the dual fuel tariff on your energy bill?

When you get both gas and electricity from the same energy provider, you’ll get a dual fuel tariff on your energy bill.

What makes a dual fuel tariff different?

What is a dual fuel tariff and what makes it different? Simply the fact that you buy your gas and electricity from the same supplier means that you have a dual tariff – that’s it!

Is it cheaper to use a dual fuel deal?

Although some energy providers offer discounts for using both their gas and electricity services, the saving doesn’t always mean that its the cheapest way of buying energy. Business energy tariffs change all the time from different suppliers, which means that it’s worth shopping around to get find the cheapest energy prices – whether these would be dual fuel deals or otherwise.

Remember – a supplier may nor advertise dual fuel discounts specifically, which may mean that you need to make a few enquiries to find out available discounts.

Reasons to switch to a dual fuel package

  • Convenience – using a dual fuel energy tariff streamlines your energy management as you’ll only have one energy bill and one point of contact. This makes it easier to pay for your energy, manage bills and contracts and contact your supplier.
  • Save money – using a dual fuel tariff from your provider may qualify you for better energy deals. Some suppliers will offer you a discount if you sign up for a dual fuel tariff.
  • Less admin, more flexibility – if you move premises, switch bank accounts, or move to another supplier, you’ll only have one account to change.

What is a dual fuel tariff alternative?

If you shop around and find that it makes more financial sense, you can choose to use different suppliers for gas and electricity as an alternative to a dual fuel tariff.

How to switch to a dual fuel tariff

To switch to a dual fuel tariff, start by getting energy quotes from a number of different suppliers, both with dual fuel tariffs and standalone gas and electricity prices.

This may sound like a lot of work, but the good news is that the expert energy brokers at Smarter Business can do the hard work for you. All we’ll need is your current energy bill and a few other details. We’ll then shop the market on your behalf and help you switch and save.

Read more about switching energy suppliers here.