Summer’s just around the corner and your electricity bill is gonna burn. You know it, we know it. It’s just like your GP’s bill announced this week… going up.
Everyone is spruiking that they can get your bill down … just send us your bill and we’ll analyse it, right? Yeah, right! So how does this work anyway?
Believe it or not, people are willing to pay good money to get a cheaper electricity bill, month in, month out. In our case, it costs $X to save $Y but the question on everyone’s lips is: “Is the Y saving bigger than the X cost?”
If I can save a lot by paying Energy Umpire a little, that’s gotta be value, right? But how does it work?
The generating company (coal-fired power station, wind farm, solar farm) sells electricity to retail companies and they offer it for sale to customers… us.
Somewhere in there are two margins where those companies make their money. The generating company has to try to recover its costs and capture some extra value to make its job worthwhile by selling electricity for a good price.
But the more retailers there are in the market, the harder the job is of getting top price. And there are more and more retailers in the market now than ever before.
Once upon a time the government owned the generators and the retail market but those days are gone. Let’s call that deregulation and move on.
On the other side of the fence are the electricity consumers – us – and we likewise can see the number of retailers growing every day too. But instead of hard work (as it is for the generators) that means “happy days” for us, because many retailers make light bills … in theory at least.
The trick is turning those potential savings into real savings. That takes work.
Now you can do it yourself by scouring all the retailer’s websites and terms and conditions and putting together a giant comparison table to work out the best plan and the cheapest rate.
OR … you can pay someone else to do it for you, just like hiring a mower man to cut your grass.
Cutting the grass is easy but it takes time and effort and, well, if you can spend your time better doing other stuff, pay the man to cut the grass.
So, theoretically, comparing electricity prices is easy but if you can pay someone else to do it for you, and still come out on top, that’s the go.
What we’re offering is the chance for you to test the water. It’s free to find out your savings and compare your rates with the best available if you register with Energy Umpire.
Go to EnergyUmpire.com.au to let us find a better price for your electricity and gas.
We’re pretty cocky about our skills so we reckon we can do it.
If we can, we’ll make you an offer: sign up to our service for a little money and we’ll sign you up to a provider for a bigger saving. Can’t say fairer than that, right?