Energy Guide

The energy guide section is here to help you understand Energy a bit better…

Moving
Finding your energy supplier when moving home

When you moved into your current home what were the first things you did? Unpacked some boxes, ordered a takeaway, had a celebratory drink or collapsed in a heap after the stresses and strains of moving? Did you think about finding out who your new utility suppliers are?  Finding a new place to live (be it […]

British Gas Price Hike 5.5%

British Gas Price Hike with 5.5% increase… Again!   British gas go for a hike again!    4.1 Million British Gas Customers on their SVT and default tariffs will now face an additional 5.5% increase, following a 12.5% price hike that went into effect 6 months ago. British Gas customers are paying more than EVER […]

Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy: How Top Brands Are Using It

Renewable Energy in Big Brands   The age of using inflexible and environmental polluting energy is coming to an end. The trend is moving towards the use of more efficient renewable energy, and top global companies are spearheading the move. Not so surprising since these businesses are the major energy consumers in the world. Companies […]

AI in Energy
AI in Energy: Next Level Genius

AI in Energy: Next Level Genius   Artificial Intelligence in Energy, along with AI in most sectors, is destined to make major waves in the energy sector. Here at MyUtilityGenius, we know that the genius that drives the energy sector exists in innovation and looking towards future technologies to bridge the gaps. A major actor […]

Energy Resolution
Energy Switching: The Easiest Resolution

How can you tell when people are over New Year’s Resolutions by February?         When the impatient line for the treadmill has seemed to disappear…     Or the healthy veg from the first big shop of the year has gone off and now composted to make room for- other things in […]

Gas Price Surge… Was it justified?

Gas Price Surge… Was it justified? By Robert Mckenzie, MyUtilityGenius Energy Consultant The start of this week saw a perfect storm of gas price drivers; triggering a surge in the gas price on both Monday and Tuesday this week. Prices reached levels not seen since 2013, but how did this happen? On Monday news broke […]

Centrica Curse: Fix The Big 6

Centrica and the Big 6 in Hot Water Along with a mass exodus of 823,000 customers, Centrica announced a profit warning during an environment where £1.4 BILLION was wiped from its value since the British Gas’s price hike announcement in June. Last week N-power and SSE decided that they would fare better in the energy […]

Is the Npower-SSE merger a solution looking for the wrong problem?

“Npower-SSE, Watch out for that ICEBERG” With the mud yet to settle on the proposed merger of npower-SSE’s retail division it might be a bit early to prognosticate on the likely success or failure of the proposition; but it’s worth having a stab and encouraging some debate on the matter. Before we do that it […]

Lifehacks: Peanut butter, a 🔀 & Kitchen Roll

  Lifehacks- What could be better than that feeling when you use a clever trick to outsmart life’s cheeky little curve balls?   Like losing the plot when you can’t shake the hiccups…   The Longest hiccup attacked lasted for 68 years!   No need to hold your breath, down a liter of water or […]

SSE – Npower Merger- How do you like them apples? 

SSE – Npower Merger- How do you like them apples?   Last night news broke that SSE and owners of Npower agreed on a £7 billion mega merger. The two “big six” companies who currently supply energy to 12.5 million customers combined are looking to control 22.5% of the UK domestic energy market. This would make them […]

Moving
Finding your energy supplier when moving home

When you moved into your current home what were the first things you did? Unpacked some boxes, ordered a takeaway, had a celebratory drink or collapsed in a heap after the stresses and strains of moving? Did you think about finding out who your new utility suppliers are?  Finding a new place to live (be it […]

Can Switching Energy Supplier be Risky?

Can Switching be Risky? When you use our energy comparison site, you may see that you can save A LOT of money! Switching to a smaller energy supplier could save you hundreds each year. Hold on… Some of these providers you haven’t heard of. Is it too risky to trust them? Now we get that […]

Energy Shopping

    Energy Shopping is like buying a good pair of shoes All the regulations, laws and clauses in the world will not change your relationship with the energy market and your energy bill if you don’t initiate some changes yourself. Energy really isn’t that different from shoes, clothes, smart phones, insurance, groceries, electronics, second […]

Eat. Pray. Switch.
Eat. Pray. Switch. Your 3 Energy Bill Options

Eat. Pray. Switch. As you walk out of the house in the morning, you notice a distinct difference in the air. It feels cool on your skin. You are greeted with the comforting smell of foliage as you inhale. As you exhale you can see your breath for the first time in a long time. Thoughts […]

What are Smart Meters?

Smart Meters are new generation of gas and electricity meters that automatically send digital meter reads to your energy supplier. The purpose is to help create more accurate energy bills for your home whilst allowing you to better understand and manage your energy use. This means no more manual meter reads and more importantly no […]

Why should I switch my energy supplier?

Why be nervous about switching energy supplier? Quite simply you should really switch energy suppliers every year; it is the fastest way to save money on your energy bills without making drastic lifestyle changes that affect how and when your energy is used. You may feel that accepting a renewal offer from your current supplier […]

Bank Holiday
It’s Bank Holiday Weekend! Here are our tips to help you be more Travel Efficient

Bank Holidays are Happy Days! If you are going away this Bank Holiday, be more efficient with your home energy whilst you are way. Our tips will help you relax that little bit more. Unplug any unused electrical equipment: when you’re in a rush, you may forget to turn everything off before you set off […]

switching a habbit
Why the UK needs to make Energy Switching a Habit

Making Energy Switching a Habit Imagine a world without mobile phones or the handy little contracts that go with them when they were launched. Without them we wouldn’t have our I Phone’s or HTC’s as there wouldn’t be a benchmark for customers to compare against affordability and phone performance, as well as all the other […]

Credit
Does switching affect my Credit Rating?

When you switch energy suppliers, you may well be requested to accept a credit check if you fail that then the energy supplier will not disregard your request to switch over to them, but will insist upon specific criteria being met in order to be your new supplier. An Energy Suppliers may insist you provide a […]

Energy Bills
When the Heat goes up so do your Energy Bills

At first glance this seems to dampen the warm air hovering over Britain right now. Go away; we are sunbathing right now! It’s not just been you that has been basking in the sunshine of the hottest couple of days this Island has seen in the last decade, but the energy suppliers have been soaking […]

Moving
Finding your energy supplier when moving home

When you moved into your current home what were the first things you did? Unpacked some boxes, ordered a takeaway, had a celebratory drink or collapsed in a heap after the stresses and strains of moving? Did you think about finding out who your new utility suppliers are?  Finding a new place to live (be it […]

Why should I switch my energy supplier?

Why be nervous about switching energy supplier? Quite simply you should really switch energy suppliers every year; it is the fastest way to save money on your energy bills without making drastic lifestyle changes that affect how and when your energy is used. You may feel that accepting a renewal offer from your current supplier […]

switching a habbit
Why the UK needs to make Energy Switching a Habit

Making Energy Switching a Habit Imagine a world without mobile phones or the handy little contracts that go with them when they were launched. Without them we wouldn’t have our I Phone’s or HTC’s as there wouldn’t be a benchmark for customers to compare against affordability and phone performance, as well as all the other […]

Credit
Does switching affect my Credit Rating?

When you switch energy suppliers, you may well be requested to accept a credit check if you fail that then the energy supplier will not disregard your request to switch over to them, but will insist upon specific criteria being met in order to be your new supplier. An Energy Suppliers may insist you provide a […]

Energy Switching
Energy Price Rises: What you should know before Switching Energy Supplier At the time of writing SSE, British Gas, Npower and Scottish Power had all raised the prices of their variable products by between 8% and 11%. EDF meanwhile have published a headline rise of only 3.9% and Eon have yet to declare a price [...]
Energy Switching: Can it be done in just one day?
There is no reason, at a theoretical level, why you couldn’t switch your energy supplier in just one day However, there are significant practicalities that make this optimal outcome an unlikely one. It is perhaps instructive to look at how quickly the largest electricity supplies in the UK, which are metered on a half hourly basis, [...]
Collective Switching
"Always check the contents of your tin" Is that the sound of the Collective Switching cavalry charging headlong into the breach to take the challenge firmly to the industry? Perhaps, but only if your idea of a cavalry charge involves a few rescued donkeys from the beach resorts of yesteryear going for a gentle trot [...]
Cheap Energy Supplier

Find a Cheap Energy Supplier using Genius Save more than £250 on your energy bill! We just need to know: Your current energy supplier and the tariff you are on Where you live as energy tariffs vary from your postcode How mush Energy you use Then it takes 5 minutes to switch energy supplier. You […]