Shop around for your gas and electric

Sinead Ryan Consumer Champion

THERE may be good news in store for gas and electricity customers. With the sell-off of Bord Gals, and Energia entering the domestic market, 2014 is set for some hot competition. Make this year is the one where you get to grips with your bill and understand how it is charged. That way you can make a proper comparison when the new companies get going and see which one will be best for your needs. Elsewhere Electric Ireland, which had announced a price freeze until January 1, has unsurprisingly put its prices up. The increase isn't massive — around €32 per year, and brings them into line with Bord Gais charges, says Bonkers.ie.

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