Keeping warm in winter

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

As the days are getting colder, we’ve put together a quick guide to help households save money while keeping warm.

This guide is intended to give you a quick overview of opportunities to reduce your energy bills. There are many helpful sources available, for example the Energy Savings Trust website. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Switch Energy Provider

First, make sure you’re not paying more than you need to…

Ofgem have estimated around 60% of households could save ~£300 from changing providers. If you haven’t changed your energy provider recently, use a price comparison website to see how much you could save. You’ll need to enter your postcode and you’re your latest energy bill to hand. If you don’t have your latest bill, websites can still identify cheaper available tariffs and estimate your annual savings.

There are a number of Ofgem accredited websites, so you can be sure you’re using impartial and regulated service. These include uSwitch, Money Supermarket, The Energy Shop, Runpath, Simply Switch, My Utility Genius, Switch Gas and Electric, Energylinx, Unravel It, Energy Helpline, Quotezone.

You can switch providers quickly online – just fill in your details as requested. If you change your mind, there’s a two-week cooling off period when you can cancel the switch for no cost at all. On the day of the switch, you should notice no difference whatsoever! There is no need for new wires or pipes – you’ll just be getting a (lower) bill from a new provider.

Things to bear in mind…

Prepayment tariff are some of the most expensive on the market so if you’re on a prepayment rate, potential savings could be high. However, changing to a regular tariff will require a change of meters, and some energy companies may charge for this service.