Is Utility Warehouse Good?
The answer to this depends on three things:
- Your circumstances
- How well you research a company
- If, after switching, you’ll be waiting for a reason to moan.
Allow me to elaborate:
1) Variable Utility Costs – How circumstance can affect Utility Warehouse quotes
UW prefer to acquire home owners as customers. The reason for this is that, in their eyes, you’re more likely to remain a customer for many years – saving them marketing costs in the long run. Compare this to tenants who may only be on short term letting contracts, and you can start to understand the additional costs & implications that could arise with the latter. That’s not to say it isn’t worth switching your utilities to UW if you rent – you may just consider switching more than you had intended to in order to achieve a ‘worthwhile’ saving. They do offer everything from gas & electric to sim cards & home insurance. (And without sounding like Martin Lewis, I would say it’s always worth looking into. As consumers, we should allocate time annually to reviewing / seeking new quotes for all our utilities – otherwise companies get greedy…)
Best 2018 Internet Provider?
Another factor which may affect whether you’ll deem Utility Warehouse as good or bad, may be based on the physical location of your home. Here, I’m referring to internet connections. If you have Virgin Fibre Optic laid down in your area, then they will categorically be your best choice if the highest speed internet is an absolute requirement of yours (the difference can genuinely be astounding!) If, however, you don’t have a household full of online gamers, or you reckon you can survive with a basic connection, then it doesn’t actually matter which provider you go for. All other options (apart from Fibre Optic) come through the same lines underneath the tarmac. You can usually upgrade your router to help support the strength / reach of your wifi but, generally speaking, you’ll get the same internet anyway. By switching your broadband to Utility Warehouse, the price per unit for your gas / electric will be reduced though…
What’s the Utility Warehouse Cashback Card?
This can also affect / reduce your monthly bill. It’s like a pre pay credit card that gives you money off your bills (these discounts won’t appear in quotes because, it obviously depends on how much you spend). I’d recommend trialling one in the run up to Christmas and / or for a summer holiday: transfer the amount you know you would normally spend on these occasions and use it in places like Boots, Sainsbury’s and Virgin Holidays… You can get anything up to 10% cashback just for spending what you might likely be spending anyway!? If you’re savvy, and spend £1k over two months, across any of the hundreds of listed outlets, that’s £50 you could have deducted from your next two bills. It’s crazy. Again though, this depends on whether you’re likely to play the game.
2) Utility Warehouse Reviews 2018 – Are you researching?
If so, then well done for checking. Don’t ever switch utilities or accept contracts blindly or you may get stung with cancellation charges later down the line. Let’s be honest, most, if not all, utility providers want us to stay for as long as possible. Some tie us into contracts, others commit to providing the best customer service (some try their luck with both!) If you’re thinking about switching to UW (or anyone for that matter) check the minimum terms for each element that you’re considering – and question whether they’re realistic should your circumstances change. Also, read this article in full and check out all options presented…
Utility Warehouse LED Bulb Offer.
UW currently have an offer of free LED Bulbs, for every room in your house, for the rest of your life – on the basis that you match certain criteria like switching a big chunk of your utilities to them. This is genuinely a good deal as it reduces your usage and means you’ll never need to buy a bulb again (so long as you remain a customer) The main set back arises when a customer cancels a service early. They do breakdown the fees that’ll be incurred should you cancel (it varies depending on the amount of bulbs – and the length of time you remained with them). I think it gets cleared after two years; leaving you free to move elsewhere – although you’ll obviously not be able to claim new bulbs when the current stock run out. To be fair, it doesn’t work out as a large fee but, realistically, when you ditch a utility provider, it’s always a slap in the face when you get an ‘extra’ bill at the end – even if it is only £50.
3) Best complaints about Utility Warehouse
If you switch to UW, but have the mindset where you want to prove a point, you’ll most certainly be able to find a reason to complain. But then, isn’t this the case with life? Let’s forewarn you about some potential eventualities now:
- You switch from iPhone to Android and don’t realise you now pay for emoji’s used in your texts – they’re classed as media messages?!?
- You’re left waiting on the cancellation line for a whole five minutes
- Didn’t realise how bad the internet was in your area so you cancel early & get stung with a fee for the ‘FREE?!?!’ LED bulbs you accepted…
- You split up with the person who introduced you – and start hating on UW because it’s a constant reminder of said ex…
Switching Energy Supplier (and more?!) to Utility Warehouse
In case you hadn’t guessed, I am a ‘partner’ for Utility Warehouse (amongst other things, it helps fund my adventures / means I can travel for longer periods of time) I refuse to pressure people though & certainly hate putting people on the spot so, instead, my unique link is provided at the bottom of this post for people to acquire quotes independently.
Yes, I’ll most likely receive a small commission from you signing up via my link. No you don’t get it cheaper by going directly to the site / as incognito. (If you would prefer the 121 approach, email me for us to explore options / arrange a Skype call?)
I hope my honesty in the above content will be appreciated / received well? (TBH, this post will probably get shut down for being too brutally honest… So make the most of it! haha…)
If you’ve read this far, and you want to get a quote, click here or copy and paste the URL below into a new tab. If you don’t go through with a booking today, but decide to return another time, please return to this Global Amigo webpage and click through this link (Bookmark us?) Otherwise, the browser conveniently forgets that you came through me. Finally, select ‘Not with a Partner’ – unless I’m physically sat beside you with my log in details.
Thanks in advance. Andy xx