Martin Lewis says now's the best time to switch energy providers. Here's why...

If ever you were going to switch energy provider to save money, now is the time, according to money-saving expert Martin Lewis

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In a tough financial situation? Using more electricity and gas at home than usual? Looking for the best energy deals? Now is the time to switch energy providers, according to MoneySavingExpert's latest newsletter. 

The advice is to 'Lock in cheap energy now as prices are at their lowest for 3 years, but the oil price is rising. Save £350+ per year... The cheapest energy deals for switchers are at their lowest for about 3 years – though in the last few days, some of the cheapest have been pulled... Of course, things could reverse and get cheaper, but that seems unlikely for now... Best to stick online for [switching] – firms' call centres are busy dealing with vulnerable customers... Switching almost always means no one visits – it's the same gas, same electricity, same safety; only service and price changes. Your supply won't be cut off.' 

So whether you've been considering a change of energy supplier (see our list of the best) for quite a while now or perhaps you want to switch to a green energy supplier (again, check our list), now is a great time to do so.

Interested in making a switch? Take our energy comparison survey (link below) to find the best deal available in your area today. 

Check out our utilities page for more info. Otherwise, head over to our deals page for more discounts to bag today.

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