Electricity – Impossible to live without it!


A house is incomplete without furniture and fixtures. But imagine a house with everything in place but no electricity! Electricity is something we all take for granted and do not realize its importance in the daily functioning of our lives.

It is also a factor that adds up as a major monthly cost in our monthly budgets.

Can we control this monthly expense?

To an extent yes. Being particular about turning off appliances when leaving a room or when done with work is a pretty effective way to controlling skyrocketing electricity expenses. But if the overall electricity charge on per unit consumption is very high, then there is not much that you can do about the recurring charges.

What can one do to reduce electricity bill?

In many cities of Australia, the consumer has the option to choose the electricity provider in their area. Based on their consumption, the rates charged and the plans offered, they can choose a provider that best fulfills their requirements. So in case you are unhappy with your service provider, you can find a cheaper energy plan and move on to another provider in your area.

How does one find a cheaper plan?

Since there are multiple service providers, one can compare and analyze all the options available in the market with their current plan and move on to the best option.

The thing to keep in mind when choosing a plan is that the cheapest option may not always be the best option.

How does one ensure they have the best plan?

Comparing across various providers can be a difficult and cumbersome task. To make your life easy, companies like iSelect have partnered with major energy providers in Australia to provide their customers a comprehensive comparison of all plans available, at the click of a few buttons.

What should one know when thinking of switching companies?

When thinking of switching to a new energy provider one should keep the following things in mind:

  • One should try to avoid making a switch in the middle of a contract as the current provider can charge an exit fee. At the end of the contract, one can freely change the provider at no extra cost.
  • Until and unless you switch distributors of electricity in your area, your power will not get disconnected when changing providers. This is because all the providers receive electricity from the same distributor, making the switch very smooth.
  • Switching a provider is not a huge thing. Barring a few equipment like meter of solar panel, the new provider can very conveniently provide electricity on the existing lines in your house. No new lines need to be laid just because you are changing the company.
  • Companies like iSelect can arrange for the change to be made at your house, at no extra cost to you.

So in case you think you are paying way more than acceptable in electricity charges, just go to iSelect’s website and find a plan that is more suitable and sustainable to your requirement and budget.