Managing household expenses can be tough - especially when it seems like the cost of living is always going up.
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bonkers.ie provides the most comprehensive gas and electricity price comparison service in Ireland.
Whether you’re looking for the cheapest gas and electricity prices, the lowest unit rates, or the biggest discounts, bonkers.ie helps you compare gas and electricity prices and switch to a cheaper supplier in a matter of minutes.
bonkers.ie is Guaranteed Irish™ and is accredited by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities as an impartial, accurate and independent supplier of energy price comparisons.
It’s also recommended that you give us a good estimate of how much energy you use each year, either in euro or kWh, as well as the name of the current energy plan you’re on. This means we can provide you with the most accurate savings estimates.
You can get this information by looking at a recent bill or by contacting your existing energy supplier.
Comparing gas and electricity prices is easy with bonkers.ie. Just head to our energy price comparison calculator and tell us a few details such as the name of your existing price plan and your average energy usage. You’ll then be presented with a list of all of the deals available to you, presented in order of total price. And by total price, we mean total price - including all of the additional fees and taxes that get tagged on to energy bills.
Then simply select the plan that works best for you. Your new supplier will begin processing your switch and you’ll be up and running in no time. And don’t worry, your supply won’t be affected in any way during the switchover process. Energy suppliers do this type of thing every day.
There are three ways to save money on your energy bills:
Switching suppliers is the easiest way to save money.
That’s because gas and electricity suppliers almost always save their best rates for brand-new customers, which are heavily discounted compared to the standard rates a longer-term customer is paying. However, these deals usually expire after 12 months. At this stage, if you don’t switch, your supplier will revert your plan to standard pricing and you’ll pay more for the exact same service. So, if you remember to switch suppliers every year you’ll ensure that you’re always on a discounted rate and getting the very best value for your money.
Right now you could save €378 a year on average on your energy bills just by switching supplier.
Another way to lower your energy bills is to consume less. You can do this by figuring out which appliances in your home use the most gas and electricity and then looking for ways to reduce your consumption. So-called 'smart' thermostat and heating control systems like the Hive, Nest and Climote are great for this and will provide you with valuable insights into your energy usage, where you can achieve savings, as well as allowing you to control your heating from outside the home with your smartphone.
Finally you can look at ways to make your home more energy-efficient such as putting in solar panels, installing attic insulation or wall insulation, or getting double or triple glazed windows put in. The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) website has lots of information on the grants available for this as well as other energy savings tips.
If you’re a business owner the good news is that we can now help you save on your business energy bills too. Just head to our business energy section fill in some small details, and one of our business energy consultants will contact you to compare commercial energy deals across all suppliers for you.
Electricity is charged per kilowatt hour or kWh. 1 kWh is the amount of energy used by a 1 kW electric appliance for 1 hour. Your electricity bill will show you the price you’re being charged per kWh.
The table below shows how much usage you can get out of certain appliances before consuming 1 kWh of electricity.
|Electric shower||7-10 mins|
|Immersion water heater||7-10 mins|
|Cooker (1 large ring)||20-40 mins|
|Tumble Dryer||20-40 mins|
|Washing machine||70-100 mins|
|Desktop computer and monitor||70-100 mins|
On average an Irish household consumes 4,200 kWh of electricity and 11,000 kWh of gas a year. These figures are provided by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.
However if you live in a home with more than three bedrooms or in a property that’s poorly insulated, you may consume more.
In order to keep our energy switching service free for our customers, we enter into commercial agreements with suppliers. This means we receive a small commission payment every time you switch gas or electricity supplier through us.
These agreements in no way affect the order of the results you see or the information that we show you. bonkers.ie is always 100% impartial and independent!
* Terms and conditions apply. Savings figures quoted are determined by your preferences and eligibility. Energy savings based on an average household consuming 4,200 kWh electricity and 11,000 kWh gas per year.
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