Paul and Doreen
Paul and Doreen Eaves are delighted they joined the Mirror’s Big Switch campaign as they’ve slashed an impressive £600 off their energy bill.
“We spotted the big switch in our Daily Mirror and decided to see if we could chop our bill. It’s great to be saving that much -and after just a quick phone call,” says Paul, 70, a retired fire prevention officer from Wales.
Paul adds: “This really is power to the people – getting them to join together to give everyone better buying power and be able to take advantage of much cheaper prices.
“Like everything else our energy bills just kept going up, we inherited our energy provider when we moved into our home about a year ago. We thought the bills seemed high and asked our supplier if there was anything we could do about it.
“They didn’t give us any options or do anything so we decided to do something ourselves. There’s no sense in paying through the nose for exactly the same service. The money is much better in our pocket.”
Anthony Gent was fedup with his energy company’s shoddy customer service and decided it was time to find a new supplier.He didn’t imagine that in the process he would save more than £400 off is bill. “I ended up £700 in debt to my energy firm because they set the amount of my monthly Direct Debit, that was just the start of my bad experience,” says Anthony, 77.
“I then wasted lots of time trying to get in contact with them and kept getting passed from one person to another and then being ignored. I eventually had enough and decided it was time to change supplier.
“I had seen a feature on switching energy supplier in my Daily Mirror and decided to phone up to see if I could find a more reliable firm. “I’m so glad I did as I am on track to save more than £400 off my bill over the next year. I’m a pensioner so anything I can save is a bonus – better the cash is in my pocket than a big energy firm.
“This was the fastest and simplest way I’ve ever saved that much. I would not have known where to start to find the right deal for me if I’d tried to do this myself. It was good to be in the hands of experts who know their industry and took all the hard work out of it.”
Anthony is just one of thousands of readers who have used our simple Energy Switching Service which is run by energyhelpline. With average savings of £274 and some saving up to £455 it really can pay to make that call to find out if you could be paying a lot less for your bills.