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I usually try and renew my energy bills with a new supplier every year or so to take advantage of the lower rates available to new customers and to save money.
However, inevitably I have not kept up with yearly updates which would ensure maximum savings. (A year is normally the minimum term you need to spend on a tariff so switching energy companies will not incur exit fees)
It’s maybe even slipped to two or three years before I get round to it, just really down to me not being particularly organised.
Free Switching Service
That’s why I was quite intrigued when I spotted a Facebook advertisement for a new energy switching service called ‘Look After My Bills‘.
The advertisement featured a man in front of a whiteboard explaining that look after my bills was a free service which meant you didn’t have to remember to renew your energy supplier every year.
The claim was that Look After My Bills, using their technologies and at the time of my energy deal expiring, would automatically find the best deal suited to my needs and switch me over to that plan when the time came.
Sounded like a great idea I thought. I had had the first-hand experience of the lower costs which can be enjoyed when switching. However, the costs inevitably would creep up over the years.
I had previously used the service uSwitch and had no complaints. Without delving too much into the numbers, I had noticed a definite drop in costs at the start of each provider switch.
It did seem a bit nuts that I had to go through the rigmarole of switching to a new provider every year. Albeit only taking a few hours tops to arrange the whole thing including filling firms out and various other admin. And I’ve never been one for money saving comparison sites, to me they can also involve quite a bit of work on my part, and I’m never really sure if the deals they are presenting are genuinely the cheapest suppliers on offer.
So, aware that my yearly switch was long overdue, I didn’t spend too much time deliberating over whether to give Look After My Bills a shot with my electricity and gas supply.
Look After My Bills on TrustPilot and Dragons Den
I did, of course, check our their TrustPilot Reviews, and whilst not 100% perfect (I’m always suspicious of 100% ratings anyway). At the time of writing (April 2020), the TrustPilot rating is 4 and a half, with 84% of respondents returning an ‘Excellent’ verdict.
I was also reassured by the fact that the company had appeared on, and secured investment on the BBC programme Dragon’s Den.
So in order to hopefully secure cheaper energy, I supplied my bank details and signed up for a direct debit with the hope of getting some cheap energy.
So What Has My Experience Been?
So. It’s been a few months into my tenure as a look after my bills customer.
My current supplier at the time was EDF energy. My newly assigned energy provider is a company I had never heard of before ‘The People’s Energy Company’.
But the proof is in the pudding. If I take a look at this year’s dual fuel energy bills versus last year’s, I can see that my energy bills have indeed, dropped in the short term.
- The last four months of 2019 totalled bills of £671
- The first four months of 2020 have totalled bills of £461.88
This represents a saving of £209 based on these figures. However, I should declare here that I didn’t always keep up with my meter readings when with EDF resulting in larger costs weighted towards the end of last year.
Looking at the year as a whole, however, my total costs with EDF in 2019 were £1,539. (Plus a couple of closing payments in 2020 totalling £118).
If I keep up with my meter readings, hopefully, I should have more equal payments over the months. Calculating 2020 costs based on what I have spent so far this year that pans out at £1,383, which would result in savings over the year of £156.
Incidentally, I have never owned a smart meter, so this does not need to be taken into account.
Not to be sniffed at, and I’ll be keeping a close eye on my meter readings to check that I am still getting value for money. I haven’t had any dealings with the customer service department yet, but haven’t had the need. Look After My Bills email me every time a meter reading is required and it’s really down to me to keep on top of this.
Some Final Points
Some more interesting points pertaining to LAMB which I hadn’t previously been aware of are:
- They got one of the best deals on Dragons Den – all 5 Dragons wanted to invest (it was the best deal of all time in 2019)
- And they are now part of the GoCompare group
And a couple of features which I personally found useful are:
- Only have one form to fill out – and you don’t have to do it every year
- They also claim to have a big customer service team on hand to help should you need it
I hope you have enjoyed using this Look After My Bills Review and have found it useful. If you want to find out more about Look After My Bills, you can get a free quote within 30 seconds by visiting their website.
Incidentally, I’m always curious about how other people’s energy bills may compare in relation to my own. Is £1,500 per year a high charge for a 3-Bed Terraced house? Join the conversation below on this topic or anything relating to cheap energy.
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