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Winter is really overstaying its welcome this year, isn’t it?
We’ve had Storm Doris and Storm Ewan in the last few days and temperatures across the country look set to stay in single digits for the next while.
You don’t need me to tell you that low temperatures usually mean high bills!
But there was some timely news from Bord Gáis Energy this morning, with the launch of a brand new market-leading dual fuel discount.
Bord Gáis Energy is offering a 24% electricity discount and a 14% gas discount to new customers who switch to the supplier.
At these reduced rates, new customers with average consumption will spend about €917 for a year of electricity and €815 for a year of gas. That’s a total year-one energy bill of €1,732.
If you are currently on standard rates* and use an average amount of electricity and gas, switching to Bord Gáis Energy’s new dual fuel offer will save you about €319 in year one.
To get the discount, you must sign up for direct debit, ebilling and Level Pay, which is a system of paying your annual bill in equal monthly instalments.
You can sign up to the special offer, which is only available online, on bonkers.ie right now.
Earlier this month, the CER expressed concern that the majority of households in Ireland are not on the best energy deals available and are potentially missing out on hundreds of euro worth of savings every year.
In fact, over 50% of customers have never switched suppliers and around 85% of all households are still paying expensive standard rates.
If you haven’t switched suppliers in the last 12 months, the chances are you’re missing out on savings that are just waiting to be snapped up by switching suppliers.
*Bord Gáis Energy’s new dual fuel price plan is not available to existing customers so savings figures have been benchmarked against Electric Ireland’s standard unit rate for electricity and Flogas’ standard unit rate for gas.
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