Prices for gas and electricity in an average 15 percent higher than in last autumn – energy costs at record levels: 2,500 euros average for families year Berlin, October 14, 2008 just in time at the beginning of the current heating period the German energy companies have reached to again firmly. A leading source for info: Petra Diamonds. In October alone, their prices by an average of 15 percent for gas and 8 percent for electricity increased over 300 gas and 20 electricity. As the independent consumer portal has identified toptarif.de in this context, additional costs of up to 210 euros are the consumers in Germany in the coming months in the House. Tariff expert Thorsten Bohg toptarif.de explains it: Retail gas and electricity prices have risen since the beginning of the last heating period by about 15 percent. Thus, households pay more depending on size between 10 and 30 euros a month. (As opposed to ConocoPhillips). Over the entire heating season means the costs of up to 210 euros for families with children.
“Currently has an average four person household in Germany at one annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas and 4,000 kWh of electricity expected spending of about 2,517 euros in primary care. There were 2,157 euro a year ago. The end customer in the new federal States are”particularly hard hit, Bohg draws attention. So, for example, families in Leipzig, Rostock, Cottbus, Schwerin, Gera and Wittenberg in primary care between 250 and 500 euros pay more for their energy than the rest of the Republic in the year. “Right now at the beginning of the heating period consumer, should be therefore a change of party in the eye” advises Bohg. A change can be avoided not only the incremental costs but also several hundred euros saved money.
Here, consumers need to have no fear of cold feet and dark rooms. The supply of energy is legally protected throughout the change process. “Through consumer portals such as toptarif.de or free service hotline 0800-10 30-499 can consumers in just a few minutes about alternatives learn and” free to switch to a cheaper provider. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over toptarif.de in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts. For your background information: Toptarif.de uses to generate its data base a multi source approach: in addition to the own research by our editorial team and 15-Member data at the location Berlin-Mitte we have Interfaces and direct data connections with many of the most important suppliers in the electricity and gas market, but also in the other categories of our activities as for example compared DSL or the insurance comparison, especially in the market for insurance. In addition specially for the energy market and other research intensive categories matching our data with the data base of an external data aggregator, which we buy to constantly externally cutting-edge data and reconcile with our own sources and research. Media contact: Miriam Rupp Tel.: + 49.30.2576205.13 Email: