Lots of us are very switched on when it comes to comparing prices for things like phone contracts, insurance providers and broadband deals, but did you know that you could potentially save a lot of money and benefit from better customer service by switching your supplier of LPG – short for liquified petroleum gas?
Just like when you switch from any service provider, it’s important to looks at the pros and cons, read reviews, and do plenty of research to make sure you’re not only getting the best deal, but also signing up to a quality product. Here are some of the things you might want to consider when switching LPG suppliers.
Going with a brand that has a long track and solid reputation built up over many years is a great indicator that they are going to be reliable and trustworthy. If you go with one of the well-established LPG suppliers like Calor for instance, you know that they’ve been operating for over 80 years, which is very reassuring.
One of the big things that puts people off switching any of their suppliers is the thought of a complicated switching process. How easy will the handover be? Will you have to let your previous supplier know and end up caught in a half hour long pushy sales call? Opt for a supplier who makes the switching process as simple as possible by handling everything for you once you’ve received your quote. Make sure you check too whether or not you can keep your existing tank to minimise any upheaval.
Online account management
Does your potential new supplier offer online account management? Keeping track of bills and payments is normally much easier when you can access your account online. Nobody wants to spend their free time on hold to a call centre to check on basic account details, so being able to manage your account from your phone or PC is a must. If you manage your account online you can also think about using a home management system that lets you manage multiple accounts in one place to save you even more time and hassle.
No one wants to run out of gas, but remembering to order when your supplies are running low can often slip down the to do list. One of the benefits of switching to Calor is their auto-ordering system, which automatically reorders to your home when you’re running low. That’s one less thing for you to have to think about, which can only be a good thing!
Renewable energy options
None of us can ignore the energy crisis, and choosing an LPG supplier that offers the option to use renewable BioLPG should be a high priority. BioLPG, made from a mix of renewable and sustainably sourced raw materials, is currently available exclusively through Calor. Simply switching from regular LPG to BioLPG could reduce your carbon emissions by up to 15%, so it’s definitely something to consider when you’re thinking about switching LPG suppliers.