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Thinking of Switching Energy Providers?

If you’re sick of energy bills literally bursting at the seams and thinking of switching energy providers? Then perhaps it’s time to look around for a more affordable offer.

Comparing and switching energy providers doesn’t have to be a hassle. With help from me, Billy Sumo, you’ll be able to find a better deal, cancel your current plan and make the switch to a cheaper energy provider faster than it takes for me to finish off a bowl of rice. And believe me… that’s pretty fast.

Read on to learn more about how I can smash energy bills in half for everyday Australian’s just like you.

Step 1: Find out If You’ll Need to Pay an Exit Fee

Finding if you’ll have to pay an exit fee to cancel your contract is the first step you need to take before you start searching for a new provider. To see whether or not you’re liable, check your latest bill or place a call to your energy supplier.

If you discover that you’re up for an exit fee or fees, there’s no need to stress. Most of the time cancelling your contract will only incur a small cost, which may end up being lower than what you’ll save in the long run anyway.

Step 2: Review Your Current Energy Rates

Next, you’ll need to review what you’re currently paying. This will be different depending on which state you live in and how many people live in your household. Grab your most recent bill to find this out.

Most bills encompass a main charge such as a daily supply charge, a usage charge or a demand charge, plus a tariff. It’s also useful to know how many kilowatt hours (kWh) you typically use in a billing cycle and how they change during the peak seasons of winter and summer. All of these figures can then be used as a handy marker for making comparisons before switching energy providers.

Step 3: Compare Your Energy Plan

Now for the fun part! Once you’ve got an idea of how much you’re paying each billing cycle, it’s time to let me take over and compare your plan with those of other energy providers. Remember, I’m not just looking for the cheaper offer here. To me, it’s all about the big picture.

This step involves me asking for a few details about your current situation. I’ll then vet competitors to find out what their billing cycles are and whether they have any fixed costs or late fees. I’ll also look to see if you qualify for any special discounts and if you’re free to switch to another energy provider whenever you’d like without having to pay an exit fee.

Step 4: Making the Switch to a Better Provider

Once I’ve got an overview of your needs and budget plus the plans that other providers are offering, I’ll step into the ring and start throwing my weight around… all 150 kilos of it!

Switching energy providers won’t take long and I’ll take care of everything. If you’re considering switching energy suppliers and think you could benefit from using my services, get in touch with me today and I’ll do my best to body slam overpriced rates once and for all.

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