The Bulb app is the simplest way to manage your energy. So there’s no need to email us and wait for a reply, or spend time on a phone call.
You can use the Bulb app to:
- submit meter readings
- change your payment settings
- view and download your statements
- refer a friend for up to £50
- view your account details
- get help with your Bulb account
And because the app keeps you signed in, you can do it all in just a few taps, without having to enter your password.
The free Bulb app is available for:
While the Bulb app includes all the features you need the most, there are some extra things you can do on your online Bulb account.
Here’s how the Bulb app helps you manage your energy.
Submit meter readings
We’ve made it easier than ever to submit meter readings on the Bulb app.
On the ‘Home’ or ‘Readings’ tab, just tap ‘Electricity’ or ‘Gas’, then use your phone’s camera to take a picture of your meter. The app will then enter your reading for you.
And we’ve included a torch button in case your meter is in a dark cupboard.
If you prefer, you can enter your meter readings manually.
When to submit readings
If you’ve just joined Bulb we’ll need a meter reading within 5 days of your switch date. We’ll pass this reading on to your old supplier so they can close your account and send you a final bill. We’ll email you to tell you when to take this reading.
To keep your account on track and make sure you’re paying the right amount for your energy, you should submit a meter reading at least every 3 months, but ideally every month. We’ll email you to remind you.
Change your payment settings
You can update your payment amount at any time. You can increase your payments to build up credit, or decrease them if you’re paying for more energy than you’re using.
To change your payment settings, go to the ‘Payments’ tab and then ‘Payment settings’.
As well as changing your monthly payment amount, you can:
- change the date you make your payments
- change which bank account you pay from
- switch from card payments to Direct Debit
View and download your statements
We’ll email your statements to you each month, but you can also see your account balance and download your previous statements on the Bulb app.
To see your balance, go to the ‘Payments’ tab and and scroll down to ‘History’.
To download a past statement, find the date you’re interested in and tap the green download icon:
Refer a friend for up to £50
When you refer a friend to Bulb, you’ll each get £50 (or £25 if they only switch electricity or gas). You can refer as many people as you like. You’ll get the reward each time someone switches to Bulb using your personal referral link.
Go to the ‘Referrals’ tab to share your referral link. You can share the link by email, text, or on your Facebook or Twitter account. If you're sharing your referral links on social media, we've made some stickers and templates you can use. Find out more in our guide to referring friends and family to Bulb.
It usually takes 21 days for the reward to appear in your Bulb account. You can tap the ‘See the status of your referrals’ link to check on any referrals you’ve made.
View your account details
Go to the ‘Account’ tab to view your account details.
You can’t change your account details on the Bulb app. If you want to update your contact information or password, or add another name to your statements, go to your Bulb account online and choose ‘Account settings’.
Get help or talk to the Bulb community
If you need help with your Bulb account, go to the ‘Account’ tab, where you can choose:
- ‘Go to the Help Centre’ and find answers to almost any question you might have about Bulb
- ‘Chat with us’ button to start a chat with someone from Bulb
- ‘Go to the community site’ to talk to the Bulb team or other Bulb members about anything to do with Bulb or green energy
Extra things you can do with your online Bulb account
We’ve worked hard to make the Bulb app the quickest way to manage your energy, and we’ve included all the features you need most. But there are still some useful things you can’t do on the app yet. This is where your online Bulb account comes in.
- change your account details
- top up your balance
- track your energy usage
- let us know you’re moving house
- check your tariff information