Online-only tariffs give you the ability to manage your energy account over the internet, and come with some of the most competitive prices on the market.
What are the benefits of an online tariff?
With this type of tariff, you can access your energy account whenever you want, edit payment details at any time, and enter your own meter readings.
The latter is particular beneficial as it makes you more conscious of the amount of energy you’re using each month.
It also means you won’t have to wait around for a meter reader to call, and eliminates the risk of being over charged on an estimated bill and then having to wait weeks for a refund.
Furthermore, an online energy tariff uses e-billing, meaning instead of being sent traditional paper bills through the post, you’ll receive an automatic email when your payment is due.
As well as helping the environment by cutting out all that wasted paper, e-billing, or ‘paperless billing’, also saves energy companies a lot of money – as does paying by monthly direct debit and submitting your own meter readings – which in turn allows them to offer cheaper tariffs to their customers.
Many suppliers also offer various discounts with their web-only deals, allowing you to save even more money on your energy bills.
Is it suitable for me?
A paperless, online-only tariff is definitely worth considering if you want the freedom of being able to access and manage your account online. The only requirement is that you have easy and reliable access to the internet.