Shop around for power deal

Megan Taylor from The Cheesecake Shop in Tweed Heads. Photo: Blainey Woodham
Megan Taylor from The Cheesecake Shop in Tweed Heads. Photo: Blainey Woodham

WHEN it comes to electricity suppliers Tweed residents have been encouraged to shop around.

AGL have conducted a study through AMR Research which shows more than 50% of regional New South Wales residents did not choose their current energy provider.

AGL general manager marketing David Hamilton said there is a clear lack of awareness about electricity suppliers and the potential savings to be made.

“Many residents simply end up with the default retailer in their area.

“With the recent changes to the electricity industry, now is a good time to seek out the most-competitive energy offer,” Mr Hamilton said.

“AGL recognises that saving money on power bills is at the top of every Tweed Heads resident’s priority list.

“We encourage residents to do an evaluation of their energy bills and options available as it could lead to hundreds of dollars in savings for them and their family.”

Dean Goostrey is the proprietor of The Cheesecake Shop at Tweed Heads, Robina and Mermaid Waters and said he looked around for the best deal.

“We shopped around to see if we were getting value for money, and at the end we came out with a much better deal,” Mr Goostrey said.

“When your contract ends you may not necessarily be on the same deal with the next contract, so it is important to do some research and find the right deal for you.”

Mr Goostrey said part of his research included using websites such as Go Switch.

“I find the websites very easy to use,” Mr Goostrey said.

“I would suggest that everybody look into this and do some research.” is a price-comparison website for electricity and gas and provides transparent pricing to consumers and the service is free.

This means with just five minutes and a copy of their last bill Tweed consumers can make an accurate price comparison for their individual needs.

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