If you’re still getting your energy from British Gas and your ‘local’ electricity company it’s definitely time to check out the competition and find out how much money you could save. The easiest way to do this is via a website like uSwitch.com who do all the hard work for you. It only takes minutes and there’s no need to contact either your existing or new provider as part of the switch. After you’ve requested the switch you just sit back and wait to be asked to provide meter readings. I’ve used uSwitch several times and the process has worked very smoothly.