When comparing electricity and/or gas tariffs or services, you should always take into account your personal circumstances. How do you consume energy? What are you going to need from your electricity, your gas and your maintenance services? When are you going to need it?
Types of electricity tariffs
Tariffs with a fixed price per kWh: you will always pay the same price for each kWh of energy you consume. It doesn't matter what time you use electricity and/or gas because the price of energy is the same during all hours of the year. What matters is how many kWh you consume.
You have the convenience of not having to worry about the time you put washing machines, the oven, dishwasher etc. on since the cost will be the same at all times. You will also be free of price changes that other tariffs may have due to heat/cold waves, increases in international prices and other factors.
The One Luz tariff has a fixed price for the kWh.
Time-of-use tariffs: the kWh you consume have a different price depending on the time you use them. Here the important thing is to concentrate your energy consumption during the cheapest hours, making an effort not to turn appliances on during the more expensive hours.
They have the advantage of promoting energy efficiency, encouraging you to better understand what your consumption profile is in order to adapt it to the most convenient time slots. The best option is to choose times when electricity consumption is totally free, having a fixed price for the kWh during other times.
You can achieve this with the Tempo Happy tariffs: you choose whether you want 2 hours of free electricity consumption every day or 1 free day per week.
Another option is to adjust to the following 3 time slots with the One Luz 3 Periods tariff:
- Off-Peak Hours: these are the cheapest hours and range from 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays, and 24 hours a day on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
- Mid-Peak Hours: these are moderately priced hours and range from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Peak-Hours these are the most expensive and you should avoid consuming a lot of electricity. They run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from to 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
More than a flat rate: if you want to pay the same amount for your bills every month, the best option for you would be Endesa's Única. It's more than a flat rate: you can consume all the electricity and/or gas you need but you will always pay the same on your bill. And in addition, if you manage to reduce your consumption we will refund the savings on your next bill.
As for gas, the most important decision is whether you will need a boiler or heater maintenance service that includes services and repairs. See our Endesa gas catalogue to find the option that best fits you.