Switching to a green energy provider along with things like, reducing how much meat we eat and using our cars less, is one of the best ways to reduce our environmental impact at home.

Green energy is produced using renewable sources like wind, solar and hydropower. It’s been around for a while, but for the first time green tariffs are now some of the cheapest tariffs on the market.

As of last year 38% of people said they would be willing to make the switch to a green energy supplier, citing the main barrier holding people back as the fear of switching to an unfamiliar brand. So if you’re thinking of taking the plunge but aren’t sure where to start, here is our handy guide for making your home greener (and maybe even saving a little cash while you’re at it).

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1) Use an ofgem approved price comparison website

Ofgem is the government regulator for the gas and energy market and these sites will be able to give you a quote of which energy tariffs are the cheapest for your area.

Energy Helpline

Money Supermarket

uSwitch

2) Ask your friends

Some green energy suppliers like BULB and Octopus will give you a £50 reward if a friend refers you and they’ll even give your pal a bonus £50 too. Ask around and find out which suppliers your friends are using, what the service has been like and how expensive it’s been, a great way to get information you can trust.

3) Do some research

If you are unsure about switching to a new brand Trustpilot is a great place to find out what their customer service is like. Green energy suppliers tend to be newer and are putting a big focus on customer service as well as easy to use digital platforms for you to be able to manage your bills. Search the brand you are thinking of switching too and you can see how other customers have rated them and how they compare to other energy providers.

As long as you aren’t locked into another contract switching to a green energy provider is free and you could reduce your C02 emissions at home massively just by making a simple switch.