How to Compare Electricity Prices in Brisbane
Sunny Brisbane is great for beach days and summer celebrations, but when the heat gets a little too much you might find your electricity bills going up. Sometimes a few quick changes can get you saving on your bills, but it’s also a good time to compare providers, especially if you’re moving to a new place.
We look at some of the top tips for comparing electricity rates in Brisbane, so you can research the best deal for yourself.
Comparing your existing plan
Your existing plan will be a good starting point to compare other providers. Comparing rates, extras, discounts and contracts is a good starting point, and you can easily do this using GoSwitch. If you are looking to compare on your own, here’s a few factors you can consider.
Take a look at your electricity usage
Compare your previous bills and past electricity usage to start. Your bills will outline how much you use daily which you can then compare with number of people in your household. The usage may surprise you, so consider options to reduce your usage where possible. You can then compare how much you need to use vs. how much you pay and establish the price per watts you are paying. Then, compare this to other plans.
Available extras and discounts
Providers want you to stay with them, so a lot of the time they’ll offer bundle discounts (gas and electricity) or extras. You can speak to your existing provider or ask other providers whether you are eligible for any discounts or extras.
Check on your area’s suppliers
Not all providers will be available in your suburb or state. When you are shopping around try to use a comparison platform to see which providers are available in your area. Your location may also have an impact or rates.
Request a price breakdown
If you are interested in the details of your electricity bills your provider can give you a price breakdown, and most other energy providers have a breakdown readily available. Understanding each element to your bill can help you determine what’s similar and what’s different with each provider.
One contract may work for someone and not for another, so think about what you’re looking for in your contract. Lots of providers have easy opt-in and out options as well as month-to-month contracts. Others may have 6 month or 12 month contracts. This may also factor into when you get your bills. Monthly bills could be good if you like to spread out you costs, while quarterly could be a good option if you prefer to organise your bills fewer times during the year.
Flexibility of the service
Flexibility will include contracts, extras and general customer service. Flexible, customer focused providers always make a difference, so try to get an understanding of how open your provider is. You may also want to look at the provider’s online reviews to see how other customers view the service.
Rebates and concessions
Low income earners are eligible for rebates and concessions, and if you need additional support on your bills speak to the provider about how they can support you.
Utilise an online platform
Sometimes the easiest way to compare rates is by using a comparison site and speaking to an energy specialist. Portals should be easy to use and they’ll give you an easy breakdown of where you could potentially save. It also removes the need to sift through multiple providers’ websites, which can get tedious. If the process is getting a little complex for your liking, GoSwitch can break down everything you need to know. No jargon, no confusion.
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