Bulb Energy

Bulb Energy

Bulb Energy

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Bulb is a renewable UK gas & electricity supplier with excellent customer service, great reviews and surprisingly good rates…

I discovered Bulb while comparing gas and electricity prices at Money Saving Expert’s energy club.

Not only was Bulb offering one of the cheapest rates I was quoted it also included renewable energy – without the high charges a green energy tariff usually comes with.

I then looked for some Bulb customer reviews to see if their service matched their prices and saw the highest TrustPilot rating I’ve ever seen – 9.8 out of 10 from over 4,700 reviews (last updated February 2018).

Signing up to Bulb energy

So I decided to take the plunge and switch to Bulb (saving well over £50 on E.on’s annual rates) and the whole process couldn’t have been any easier, taking only a couple of minutes to fill in my address and bank details.

I needed to phone Bulb a week or two later realising I’d given the wrong bank account details and they were super helpful and friendly in getting it sorted.

It took about 3 weeks from sign up to start getting my energy from Bulb and the switch was completely seamless with Bulb keeping me updated with helpful emails along the way.

It’s now been well over a year since switching and I’m still really happy with Bulb and have been spreading the word to family and friends (my Dad switched around the same time with no problems either).

Bulb will pay any exit fees

Exits fees, how we all love them. If your current supplier charges a nasty exit fee for leaving your contract early then Bulb will refund it in full as a credit to your Bulb account (up to a maximum of £120 per switch). To claim the refund just send Bulb an email with a copy of the final bill from your previous supplier with the exit fee amount itemised. Nice.

Get £50 off your first bill using our sign up link

Another thing that tipped me to switch to Bulb is their limited time offer of giving anyone you refer a tidy £50 off their first bill. So tell your friends and family and they’ll not only get £50 but you will too – at least while the offer lasts.

Bulb energy review

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17 Month Update – February 2018

That’s over 16 months since I switched from E-on to Bulb energy and I couldn’t be happier with Bulb’s service. Entering meter readings and checking usage and bills on the website has been a breeze. Even my technophobic, hard to impress 76 year old Dad has found the Bulb website very easy to use and is recommending Bulb to anyone who’ll listen!

Looking back at 2017 Bulb announced two price cuts (totalling £50) while other providers prices were increasing prices. As renewable costs continue to go down I’m hoping this will be a sign of things to come.

Bulb energy Review - Savings chart

Bulb recently celebrated reaching 250,000 members (apparently I was their 4,004th member!) which collectively equates to saving close to 400 million kg of CO2 per year. The equivalent of taking 300,000 cars off the road. Nice again.

Using Bulb’s website

As you can see Bulb’s website has an intuitively simple design that makes it easy and straightforward to use. MyBulb is where you can manage your account, enter meter readings and view your energy usage.

Bulb Energy Website

Again, the interface and design is very user friendly and makes entering your meter readings a doddle.

There’s also a new security measure for signing in that means you no longer need a password. Bulb will send you an email with a secure link every time you need to log on. It’s a simple, more secure solution and means no more typing out long passwords on your mobile or trying to remember if it had numbers or capital letters etc. The password option is there if you prefer it though.

meter reading - Bulb review

One of the ways that Bulb has been able to cut costs is to engage their community in the same way that GiffGaff does for mobile phone customers. So you can find out answers to all kinds of questions by asking the community or reading the forum & FAQ’s.

Bulb’s New iPhone & Android Apps

Bulb now has a shiny new iPhone app available for free in Apple’s App Store. With the app you can send meter readings by taking a photo, download your statements and refer friends straight from the app.

Bulb energy iphone app

Don’t worry Android users (I’m one of you too!) the Bulb Android app is now available for download in the Play Store. If you use your phone for everything but don’t want to add another app then the Bulb website works great on mobiles with its responsive design.

Conclusion

Overall it feels really good to be using Bulb energy from renewable sources while saving money at the same time. It’s a win/win situation for me, my pocket and the environment.

Finally, the friendliness and professionalism of the people I’ve spoken with at Bulb has restored my faith in UK customer service. They just get it right. I’m not always pleased with my spending decisions but this is one of my best and am happy to recommend Bulb as a green electricity & gas supplier that I’m confident you’ll be happy with too.

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