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Tip for consumers: Compare energy prices for electricity, gas and oil

2022-10-04T03:20:11.884Z

Compare prices: When is it worth switching suppliers? - What consumers need to know now Created: 04/10/2022 05:10 By: Stella Henrich The suppliers are currently sending out the bills for household electricity. As expected, there will be price increases due to the energy crisis. What can consumers do now? Here is a brief overview. Munich - What do consumers have to expect now and is it still wo



Compare prices: When is it worth switching suppliers?

- What consumers need to know now

Created: 04/10/2022 05:10

By: Stella Henrich

The suppliers are currently sending out the bills for household electricity.

As expected, there will be price increases due to the energy crisis.

What can consumers do now?

Here is a brief overview.

Munich - What do consumers have to expect now and is it still worth switching to another energy supplier?

These are urgent questions that consumers now need to quickly clarify for themselves in view of falling temperatures and cold apartments.

Because the new advance payments are currently fluttering into the house.

Depending on the energy supplier, the expenses could be higher or lower.

The first step is therefore to compare the current price of the current supplier with that of another energy company.

For this comparative calculation, you take the current energy price (consumption per kilowatt hour) times the annual consumption in kWh plus the basic price of the tariff.

This result is finally divided by the number of monthly deductions.

Example calculation for electricity:

44 cents x 3000 kWh (two-person household gas) =

​​1320 euros

+

146 euros

(average basic price) = 1466 / 11 down payments equals approximately

134 euros.

Example calculation for gas:

33 cents x 8000 kWh (two-person household) =

2640 euros + 118 euros

(average basic price) = 2758 euros / 11 installments equals approximately

251 euros.

Note

: Gas: 33 cents per kWh* (low price), electricity: approx. 44 cents per kWh* (low price), source:

Bild.de

Anyone who heats with oil can expect an average consumption of 15 liters of heating oil per year and square meter, reported the

Bild

.

A two-person household would therefore have had to pay 1,900 euros for 1,200 liters in April.

Energy costs: That's what consumer advocates advise consumers to do

The tip of the Berlin consumer advocate Hasibe Dündar is at this point

according to the

image :

With gas, I would advise switching at an increase of 33 cents or more.

I would be careful with electricity, as there is currently a lot of movement in the market and the development of the price cannot be estimated.

However, if you don't have a price guarantee, pay more than 44 cents and find a cheaper electricity provider with a limited price guarantee, you should consider switching."

Hasibe Dündar, Energy Law Advisor at the Berlin Consumer Advice Centre

Heating with oil, gas or electricity?

In any case, a price comparison is worthwhile for consumers.

(symbol image) © imago

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Steffen Suttner from the online portal

Check24

points out that heating with heating oil is currently cheaper than heating with gas.

It is currently still unclear "whether the price of heating oil will rise as much as the price of gas," Suttner is quoted as saying by the

picture

.

His tip for heating oil customers: Consumers should shop promptly if they need heating oil for the winter.

Although heating with pellets* is cheaper, you need suitable stoves for this.

Energy costs: Note the contract period and notice periods

It is important for consumers to know that they can terminate the contract with their supplier if the price increases.

However, before the old supplier terminates the contract, consumers should seek assurances from the new energy supplier that the price guarantee given will last for the entire contract period.

The decisive factor is a notice period of two weeks, the consumer advocates told

Bild

.

*According to the image, the average pellet price per kilogram is currently 76.38 cents.

Source: merkur

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