How do you switch your Electricity or Gas?

Switching Electricity and Gas has never been easier. In the past if you wanted to compare electricity companies or gas prices it was time-consuming and confusing.

The great news is you no longer have to waste all that time trying to find out who can give you a great electricity price or save you money on gas bills. Rate Detective has done all the hard work for you! You can compare your existing bill to prices we have obtained from participating retailer who have agreed to provide pricing information. The participating retailers are shown below:

  • Actew AGL
  • Click Energy
  • Dodo Power & Gas
  • Red Energy

How to find best Electricity and Gas deals in your area from participating retailers

All you have to do is enter your postcode and energy consumption details into our electricity comparison engine and it will list participating electricity and gas suppliers who are offering deals in your area. It should take you no more than 5 minutes.

We'll show you all the great deals available from the electricity and gas companies and you can compare the details of the energy offers and select the one that best suits you or your business. Then it's just two more quick steps to complete the process to commence switching to your new supplier. All at no cost to you.

Next you enter your personal or business details so we can switch you to your new supplier, then you confirm your details are correct and it's all done! We'll send you a confirmation email immediately advising you of the switch to your new electricity or gas supplier and you'll also receive a welcome letter from Rate Detective in a day or two. We'll then pass your details on to your chosen energy supplier who will complete the final steps for your switch. No hassle, no worries, no cost! Switching made simple.

What changes when you switch Electricity or Gas?

When you switch to a new electricity supplier or gas company nothing actually changes in the way that the power you use is generated by power stations or windmills, nor does the way that the electricity or gas is actually delivered to your house or office via the network poles, pipes and wires actually change.

The electricity or gas supply to your home or business will continue totally uninterrupted and there will be no difference to how you will be able to use electricity or gas in your daily lives.

All that changes is that a different company (the power supplier you have chosen) is now buying your electricity or gas from the national electricity or gas grid on your behalf, and taking responsibility to ensure that you are supplied the electricity or gas you need for your household or business.

Reasons to compare Electricity or Gas

  1. You could save hundreds of dollars!
  2. It only takes 5 minutes
  3. It's free to use
  4. Save the planet - switch to Green energy!

If you would like to compare your existing bill to prices from our 4 participating retailers please go to our Compare Electricity and Gas section now.

Unfortunately not all electricity retailers provide RateDetective with their pricing data and accordingly these retailers are not listed on RateDetective. We hope in time that these retailers will provide such data so that comparison sites, like Rate Detective, can provide a complete transparent picture of electricity pricing which will help educate consumers and create increased competition in the electricity industry.

Published on October 10-th, 2008 in Electricity
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.

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