Looking to save money on your energy bills? Look no further…
By switching energy providers or changing your fuel tariff, you could potentially save hundreds of pounds a year.
Switching energy providers
Following recent energy price rises, many people are worried about their energy bills, so comparing energy prices and tariffs is could make a huge difference to your finances.
To compare tariffs, you need to know how much you currently pay. Visit at least 3 price comparison sites and enter your details to see how much you could save.
If you are concerned about further price increases, you could protect yourself by choosing a fixed price energy tariff. This means you can guarantee that the price you pay for energy will not increase for a fixed period of time. Once you have found the cheapest provider, switching is easy; you just fill in some personal details.
How to compare energy bills
The following energy suppliers have been approved by the Consumer Focus Confidence code for energy comparison. Visit the comparison sites below and enter your details to compare prices for your fuel;
Switch to Direct Debits
Many energy providers offer discounts to customers who use Direct Debit to pay their bills. Contact your energy supplier today to find out if they can provide this discount.
Switch to paperless billing
Many suppliers offer discounts if you agree to paperless billing too. Instead of receiving bills in the post, you'll get emails and can manage your account online. This type of billing also has wider energy saving implications, as it cuts the paper needed to send out so reduces the carbon footprint.
For more information on reducing your energy consumption check out the Energy Saving Trust videos here
Remember to take regular meter readings
If your gas and electricity meters aren't read regularly, bills based on estimated readings. This could mean you will be paying more for gas or electric than you actually use, so remember to take actual readings regularly.
Cold Weather Payments
Your heating costs can increase dramatically during a period of cold weather. If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a Cold Weather Payment.
Payments will be made when the local temperature is either:
- Recorded as an average of 0 degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
- Forecast to be an average 0 degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
You don’t need to apply for cold weather payments. If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will automatically be paid it.
For further information on Cold Weather Payments and to find out if you energy has received a payment triggered by cold weather visit Gov UK