COMPLETE YOUR SWITCH TO 100% GREEN ENERGY - WE DID AND SAVED MONEY.
When we moved home last year I was determined we had to save money and live a lot greener. I had previously been with British Gas for years. I naively thought switching wasn't really worth the hassle for a few pounds I would save. I wish I had realised sooner I was wrong. In my review I will share why switching to a green energy supplier can both save you money and be one of the biggest ways you can reduce your environmental impact.
Switching to renewable energy at home is the number one way of reducing your carbon footprint. Yet we had failed to act and switch whilst with British Gas. I did a price comparison and found that a green energy supplier didn’t come with a hefty supplement. We couldn’t afford solar panels or an electric vehicle (which are still on my bucket list) but we could afford to go green and keep within our family budget. So finding a supplier was our priority. We recycle everything and eat meat-free (two of us are vegetarians) but we had overlooked this massive area in our lives simply due to cost.
We found two suppliers that could offer us a saving and who we felt comfortable switching to – Bulb Energy and Octopus Energy. Both offered 100% renewable energy and had great reviews.
After much googling and research we decided to go with Octopus Energy. Their ethos and transparency really seemed to fit well with our views on how a company should be. We liked the fact they were very responsive on social media and offered a variety of tariffs to save both money and energy. (Bulb offers just one tariff and has no incentive to use energy off-peak) By switching, Octopus illustrated we would be saving 679 kg of carbon dioxide emissions a year compared to the typical UK supplier. That’s the equivalent of 364 trees. Their green gas which they convert into electricity does not include meat food waste and this was quite important for us too.
OCTOPUS ENERGY TARIFFS
Octopus Energy provides a fixed tariff which we needed for peace of mind. We needed to know our outgoings as we had just moved home and our budget was quite tight. It was more expensive than their other rates but we really wanted to know that the price was set in stone for a year.
The switch went very smoothly. It took 2 minutes online to switch and Octopus Energy did the rest. We just had to provide meter readings.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Now we have been with Octopus for a year and know the bills for our new house we now feel more confident on a variable tariff and are considering Octopus Agile. With Agile you get rewarded for using energy when the prices rise and fall throughout the day depending on demand. This helps to use greener energy. The Agile tariff encourages you to use energy when consumption is low bringing down prices to a minimum, sometimes even free. Plus “plunge” pricing when wholesale prices go negative, you’ll be paid to use power and reduce your environmental impact. Imagine being paid to do your laundry!
Our new Octopus Energy tariff (even the fixed rate) was £264 cheaper than British Gas.
Octopus Energy has no exit fee and you’re not stuck with a long contract.
You can get £50 when using a referral link plus every time you recommend someone you both get £50. That is quite amazing and you get your own unique code as soon as you sign up, even before the switch happens.
I love the fact we are now on 100% renewable energy ! You get £50 if you switch to Octopus, we get £50 and the planet is a little happier. Here’s our referral link switch now. I hope our Octopus Energy review has helped.
Many thanks, we would be delighted if you used our link to switch,
Sarah and The Family