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Handled introduces Proof of Savings

A lot of companies will promise you huge savings on energy bills by switching to a new provider. How many are able to prove it?

AUGUST 18, 2018
CARL PRINS

A lot of companies will promise you huge savings on energy bills by switching to a new provider.
How many are able to prove it?

People are right to be skeptical about companies promising to save them money.
We have all been there. 60% off sales on the high street, believable?

So, we decided to build a “proof of savings” feature into our app.

We are so confident in our personalised energy analysis that when we say there is an opportunity to save money, we are prepared to prove it!

Dylan’s journey

On the 31st of May, at 5:51AM in the morning, energy bills were on Dylan’s mind…

3 minutes later he forwarded his electricity bill to us. We uploaded his bill into Handled and by mid-morning, Dylan was looking at how his current electricity deal stacked up against the market.

He must’ve been surprised to find he could save $1,575 per year if he simply changed to a new electricity provider. Buoyed by the fact, he then sent in his gas bill too.

We uploaded his gas bill and by the end of the day, he saw he could access $1,676 of savings if he updated both his electricity and gas deals!

At 5pm on the same day (31 May), he switched.

Dylan’s proof

Yesterday Dylan sent us his gas bill (on the new deal). We had received his electricity bill a week ago.

We worked out how much Dylan would’ve paid had he still been on his old contract and compared that against the amount that he had actually been billed for.

The result?

Dylan was $178 better off on electricity (over 45 days) and $25 better off on gas (over 75 days). That is $1,565 annualised! His usage does vary by season, so we expect an even greater saving, but to keep is simple, this just uses the number of days to annualise.

He now knows two things:

  1. He is on the best possible deal for him
  2. His decision to change energy deals has left him better off

Dylan got his energy bills Handled. 😁

Here is a recent chat with him:

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