Denis Naughten has urged families to use some of the time in Covid-19 isolation to shop around for the best offers available for electricity, phone, broadband, TV and gas — which could save them up to €1,000 per year.
“Shopping around and switching provider could not be easier with approved comparison sites such as switcher.ie or bonkers.ie. Not only will they identify the best deal for your family but will do the switching for you as well,” stated Denis Naughten.
“There are significant savings to be made. For example, in switching supplier a customer could save, consuming an average amount of energy, up to €148 on an annual electricity bill and up to €118 on an annual gas bill, while a customer of a single dual-fuel supplier could save up to €300.
“In the case of mobile phone packages customers could say up to €300 if they have not shopped around in a while. In the case of mobile offers people should check the mobile coverage in their area before switching. This can be checked at comreg.ie/coveragemap
“Families could also help out older neighbours or those who don’t have access to the internet by assisting them in shopping around through these comparison websites.
“When shopping around across the range of utility bills including broadband & TV families could save themselves up to €1,000 which could be of huge assistance to them over the months ahead,” concluded Denis Naughten.