Saving Money on Energy Bills

By simply switching energy providers or changing your fuel tariff, you can save hundreds of pounds every year. 



Switching energy providers.


Following recent energy price rises many people are finding themselves faced with increased gas and electricity prices and worried about their energy bills.


Comparing energy prices and tariffs is highly advisable. The energy market is at a highly vibrant and competitive stage which means there is constant pressure on suppliers to retain existing customers and win new ones. You should ensure you take both your gas and electricity from the same supplier, thus benefiting from dual fuel discounts. 


If you are concerned about further price increases in the future, you may want to protect yourself by choosing a fixed price energy tariff. Fixed price tariffs will guarantee that the price you pay for energy will not increase for a fixed period of time, normally one to three years.


To compare you need to know how much you pay for your energy. Visit at least three price comparison sites and enter your details to see how much you can save. 


Once you have found the cheapest provider, switching is easy. All you have to do is 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 at least three price comparison sites and enter your details to compare fuel prices. 



Switch to Direct Debits 


Many energy companies offer discounts to customers who pay by Direct Debit. Contact your energy company to see if they provide this discount. 


Switch to paperless billing


Another way to cut down on your costs is with paperless billing. Again, many suppliers offer discounts if you agree to this. Instead of receiving bills in the post, you'll get emails from your energy supplier and can manage your account and submit meter readings online. This type of billing also has wider energy saving implications, cutting the paper needed to send out and pay bills by post.


Take regular meter readings


If your gas and electricity meters aren't read regularly, bills based on estimated readings mean you could end up paying for much more gas or electricity than you actually use. Reading your meter regularly and updating your energy supplier also enables you to keep track of what you're using and cut back if necessary.



Contact: 


Home Heat Helpline


0800 336 699


Energy Saving Trust


0800 512 012


Nest Scheme  0808 808 2244