What’s the best EDF Energy tariff?
The best kind of tariff for you is one that suits your lifestyle. Consider your budget, any added perks you want such as boiler cover, smart tech, fixed rate or standard variable. We have a great range of tariffs to suit every home.
Dual fuel or single fuel?
Dual fuel means you get both gas and electricity from one supplier. Single fuel means you get just one of either gas or electricity from one supplier. So you could have two suppliers – one for gas and one for electricity. The most common combination of fuel in people’s homes is gas and electricity. Suppliers often make their deals to supply both of these. If you only want gas or electricity you might need to get in touch to see what deals are available for you.
Another thing which could limit the tariffs available to you is whether you have a prepayment or standard meter.
- Prepayment meters: where you use a top-up card or key. These are a lot less common and deals aren’t as readily available. If you have one of these meters you’ll often only be able to get a standard variable rate tariff. As you pay up front, this only changes the amount of energy you use before your prepayment amount runs out.
- Standard meters: these are the most common types of meters in the UK and won't restrict what kind of tariff you can get. They generally mean you'll get billed monthly for the amount you use or an estimate of what you use. In order to get the most accurate bill, you'll usually need to send regular meter readings to your energy supplier.
Picking a new tariff with a smart meter
If you find a new tariff with your current provider this will not affect your smart meter. If you want to switch providers this may affect your smart meter.
- Smart meters: a smarter kind of meter that means you only pay for the exact amount of energy you use thanks to the smart meter communicating wirelessly with your supplier. So you don't have to submit meter readings with this one. Having a smart meter shouldn't affect what tariff you can get, but sometimes there are specific, additional tariffs open to you if you have a smart meter. Find out more in our smart meter section.
Make the most of online only tariffs which will often give you the best deals. Online-only tariffs mean cheaper deals because of the reduced labour cost involved in managing the tariff. Because you don't need to use call centre support and your bills are all online, it reduces the price of the tariff and makes things easier for you to manage on your terms. You can also manage your energy supply, check on your pricing and (if you don’t have a smart meter) submit readings through an app.
Direct Debit or bills?
Setting up a Direct Debit makes things easy for you because you won’t have to remember to contact your supplier each time you need to pay. It’s also great for your supplier because they don’t have to do as much admin, so often you'll get cheaper energy paying this way.