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Why you should consider switching your LPG supplier

July 15, 2019

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Did you know that you are not stuck with the LPG supplier that you have now? Did you know it is easy to change suppliers? It is fast and easy to choose the supplier you want and get the pricing you deserve. 

LPG, or Liquefied petroleum gas, is also known as propane or butane, is a mixture of flammable gases that are used as fuel to heat homes and also used in cooking equipment and in vehicles.

Many people are at a loss when it comes to their LPG and the renewal cost. If you are not happy with the amount or cost of your renewal you are able to take control of the situation to get a better price. In 2009, the Competition & Markets Authority ruled that LPG suppliers are obliged to transfer ownership of the bulk tanks to the new supplier when a customer wants to switch. While this hasn’t been brought to enough attention, it means that it is now simple to switch suppliers. 

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Why Switch Your LPG?

There are many reasons why you might want to switch your lpg supplier. It could be because you can get a better price per litre. It might be because you do not like the customer service with your current company. You might not like the availability or reliability, which is a very good reason to change suppliers because you don’t want to find yourself with an empty tank.

The worst-case scenario is having a small amount of gas left in the tank, in the middle of winter, and no idea when your supplier will show up. If you live in a remote area, this is even more important. You might want to change because you want to support a smaller business that can give you close to the same price. All of these reasons are valid reasons to switch your supplier.

Use these tips on how to switch your LPG provider when you are ready for a new contract. 

How to Switch Your LPG Supplier

When you are considering changing your supplier, you want to make sure you are not within your contracted time. As you get close to the end period of your contract, you will want to start looking for your next LPG supplier. For instance, looking for supplies, you want a company that offers you the ability to have automatic deliveries and orders that you can manage anywhere online, like Calor. Not only can you get a great price, but the ability to go even greener with their exclusive, renewable BioLPG is ideal in an eco-conscious society. You can also get an online quote, which allows you to do this at your convenience rather than ‘office hours’.

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Your Tank Transfers with You

Many people worry that since their tank is owned by the supplier what will they do when they switch? The ruling says that when you switch to a new supplier, they now take ownership of the tank. That means you don’t have to worry about not having a tank, or what is left in the tank when you switch. When the new supplier takes over the tank, you will continue to pay the standing charge payment that you have agreed on with them. 

Will it Cost Me Anything to Switch?

It shouldn’t cost anything to switch your supplier. It is important to make sure you are not in a contract. If you are still under contract, you will most likely have a contract termination fee. You will have to check your contract to know the exact amount and if the amount goes down per month as you near the contract’s end. 

How Long Does it Take to Switch Suppliers?

If your contract does not go month to month after the 2 year contract period, you will want to start looking for a new supplier around 2 months before the contract end. Most companies, like Calor, take about 28 days to complete the transfer. However, there are times when it takes a little longer or a little less time.

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How long will it take to switch?

Normally the switching process takes around a month to complete fully, sometimes it may be slightly longer and occasionally slightly less. This is another reason to start considering a new provider before your current contract is over. This way, you are ready to go when the contract is over and you do not experience a lapse. 

If you are nearing the end of your current contract, and want to see if you are getting the best price for your gas, you should start looking at what other suppliers can offer you. It is easy to switch suppliers and it is best to start before your current contract is over. This way, you are prepared and armed with the information to make the best choice possible when it comes to deciding whether to stay with your current supplier or go with someone new. Call Calor to get fast, easy service. Get a free quote today. 

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