I'd be interested just how many people have switched gas supplier this
I guess the proces were bond to rise giventhe industrial / wholesales
I've switched myself more than once, normally a clear 15% difference in
hefirst year but you've got to keep an eye on it!
www.switch-gas.co.uk is as good a place as any to check prices.
There's also uswitch
If you are serious about that, I strongly suggest you check the actual
relative cost before doing that. Almost everywhere, except where you may
have cheap electricity due to abundant hydroelectric it is going to cost you
far more using electric even with the increases.
Where I am I had considered it. I had done it some years before and it
turned out good. This time I decided not to switch. Good move. While one
month was higher that I would have been paying, the last two months have
been billed at a lower rate than the other supplier's fixed rate because my
supplier lowered their rates when the price of gas and the amount of gas
used went down. I came out ahead.
I switched when my contract expired. I had been paying $8 plus change,
but that company said the new rate would be $14 plus, so I found one
that charges $12 plus. Its still a big increase, but switching to
electric would be even more expensive, given the high electric rates
here, and the costs of a new furnace, water heater, stove, and dryer.
I've read that they are building a new gas pipeline through Canada to
bring more gas into the US, but I think the days of inexpensive gas are
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