It’s official; winter is here. The nights are getting longer, darker, colder and more expensive thanks to rising energy bills.
Here are a few helpful hints and tips so you can reduce your energy bills this winter.
The energy market is largely made up of six energy providers who supply a massive 95% of the nation’s energy. Between them and the few independent suppliers there are hundreds of tariffs to choose from.
It can all get a little overwhelming and most people don’t end up switching suppler because they are unaware of the offers available to them, while some just think it would be too much hassle.
But it could be well worth switching suppliers to swap to a much more cost-effective energy tariff for your household circumstances. Not only could you save hundreds of pounds by doing so, but the process is fairly straightforward too.
If you’re struggling with your energy bills, don’t suffer in silence. There are a number of organisations which could help you to find out ways to reduce your bill and avoid falling into fuel poverty this winter.
Citizens Advice, for example, is running another ‘Big Energy Saving Week’ later this month to address the issue.
This campaign aims to help thousands of households who are finding it difficult to make ends meet as the cost of energy continues to rise
Be energy efficient
Change starts at home and you could take measures to reduce your energy bills by being energy smart. This involves drawing the curtains to prevent the heat escaping through the windows.
Invest in a high tog duvet instead of turning the heating up at night and unplug electrical appliances when they are not in use, rather than leaving them on standby.
It is a good idea to address these issues as early as possible so you don’t find yourself in the midst of a financial emergency and forced to take out a payday loan to pay the bills.