A good way to save money and lower your energy bills is to take steps to make your home more energy efficient. Not only will it cut costs but it will help the environment too.
Little things such as turning your thermostat down or switching to the new energy saving light bulbs can help, while insulation and replacement boilers will save you money — and you may qualify for a grant or discounts to help with the cost. For further information, The Little Book of Energy gives information on how to save energy and lower bills.
Tips for making your home more energy efficient
A good way to save money and cut your energy bills is to take steps to make your home more energy efficient. The house below features energy saving tips – please hover over the red icons to find out more:
Switching your energy supplier
It is always worthwhile looking to see whether another energy supplier has a better tariff for you. Particularly if you have never switched before or it has been a number of years since you have, you may be missing out on new products, cheaper tariffs and opportunities to fix your energy prices.
Energy suppliers are committed to working together to ensure that the switching process is simple and hassle-free for you.
The process of switching suppliers can be made simpler by having certain information handy including:
- Having your existing supplier’s details;
- The name of your current tariff;
- How you pay for your energy (i.e. by direct debit, by receiving your bill, pre-payment meter);
- How much gas and/or electricity you use.
The Home Heat Helpline cannot recommend which supplier you should switch to or give advice on which tariffs are best for you. An accredited switching website or telephone switching line can help you find the best deal. A list of accredited sites can be found on the Consumer Focus website.
Alternatively, you can contact your current supplier directly or look at their website to find out what deals they have.
If you need further advice about the switching process, please contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 08454 04 05 06.
The whole process, from the end of the cool-off period, should take no longer than 3 weeks to complete.